Yes, I know it is getting rather late and in some parts of the world (mine included) it is well past Wednesday. Oops. Nevertheless, according to wordpress I still have 50 mins to write and post this. So it totally counts, right?
Due to assignments and other obligations I haven’t yet got around to writing the architecture post I promised you but I have been working on city layouts (again inspired by my lectures) so when I do eventually get around to it, there will be lots to see.
This week, in honour of my blog’s birthday last week and my own birthday tomorrow, here is an excerpt from Queen of Hearts about birthdays. It relates very loosely to the date, sorry. This occurs in happier times which is nice for a change. Karavere and her brother Brythorn have been summoned by their father, King Piren.
“Tomorrow is your sixteenth birthday. May the gods help us but you will be of age. At the feast tomorrow evening, I will announce your betrothals. Brythorn to Lady Arbrie Jonyen and Karavere to Lord Thoren Hallten.” He waited, as if expecting some protest. None was forthcoming. “It is of the upmost importance that you do not dishonor me or our family tomorrow,” he gave Kara a hard stare, “Were your mother here, she would no doubt have some kind words for you. But she is not. So I will say only this, do not disappoint me.”
“Yes, Father.” The twins replied in unison.
Piren studied his daughter, “What? No arguments? No reasons why this betrothal should not go ahead?”
“No, Father. I am happy to do my duty.”
“Hmph. Well, that’s new but one should not curse the spring for not being summer. You may leave.”