I’ve been away from WIPpet Wednesday for some time now and I thought I should return. I was going to last week but I had nothing to share. Luckily for you, this week, I have pages and pages to select something from.
This is a section from Queen of Hearts, quite close to the beginning. It could, conceivably, be on page 3, or maybe page 8.
For context – Kara and her army are holed up in the city of Bal Edeol. The Haelean army waits outside. Inside the city, Lord Alment, the obnoxious Lord of Bal Edeol, refuses to help Kara at all. The following comes from the POV of one of Kara’s commanders and childhood friend.
Ailig patrolled the northern wall as the clock tower tolled the fourth hour. A Savlisian captain came running along the parapet towards him. The captain saluted and swallowed, trying to regain his breath.
“What is it?” Ailig demanded.
“The Haeleans are bringing forth siege engines, my lord,” the captain replied.
Ailig swore. Siege engines? There had been no sign of them a day ago. How had the Haeleans built siege engines in a day? Where did they find the wood? He ran along the parapet towards the western wall, his feet landing precariously close to the sharp drop along the edge. He skidded to a stop above the gate house as the first huge rock soared over the walls and smashed Lord Xiande Alment’s self-aggrandising statue to dust.