What day is it? Who knows.

I’m an in a slightly delirious state caused by tiredness so forgive me if I waver from the path a little (I had to try ‘tiredness’ three times before I spelled it correctly). Today is, of course, Wednesday. Which means WIPpets. Woo! 🙂

It is the 17th today. Yes. Let’s try something from Chapter 17 of Queen of Hearts. And 34 words (17 x 2).

Gwen burst into Kara’s room. “Karavere, a messenger from Bal Briad is here to see you!”

“What did he have to say?” Kara asked, laying down a bloodied cloth beside the murky water basin.

Don’t forget to check out my character interview series. This Saturday, I’ll be interviewing the last of the characters from Sorcerer Soldier Healer King for this series. The following week, I’ll move onto the characters from Queen of Hearts, who should already be more familiar to you.

Karavere finds herself the heir to her father’s kingdom of Fariel and ensnared in a tangled web of treachery. But unless she finds a way to stop the numberless army marching south, she won’t have a kingdom to inherit.

Hrithur (earlier referred to as Tiemil) is Kara’s cousin. The bastard child of a bastard child, he dwells on the periphery of the court.

Ailig (earlier referred to as Alexandru) knows what it is to be a prince without a country. Forced to flee from their homes a generation earlier, Ailig’s people now rely on the generosity of the Fariliens. And now the same threat that drove them from their homes is poised to attack their new sanctuary. Ailig is determined to make sure his people will not have to flee again.

Anjez is a proud man, a prince of Bashraan…and an ex-slave. He seeks to forge new alliances with Fariel in defiance of his father, the king, but can he truly leave the traumas of his slave past behind him?

Eriden knows forty ways to kill a man with her bare hands. Raised in the slums of Bal Briad, she worked her way up from the child of a whore to the prodigy of the Assassin Guildmaster. But helping Kara defeat her enemy may be Eriden’s hardest task yet.

Gwen was raised with her twin sister, Elia, in the house of their merchant father. For as long as Gwen can remember, they have done everything together.  Learnt to fight together. Joined Kara’s Ladies together. But now Elia has chosen to spy in the enemy camp and Gwen must decide where her loyalty lies – with the sister she suspects has turned traitor or with the princess she swore an oath to?

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