Heir to Power – Chapter 11

Trep scarcely had time to slip into the house before he heard the light rap of Isontra’s walking stick at the door. He quickly tossed some of Naturi’s drawings on the table, composed himself, and went to let her in. With her silver head held high, Isontra walked purposefully to the center of the room,…

Heir to Power – Chapter 10

The Nor monument was a spire of dark gray stone with arms of layered rock creating a circle around a squat stone altar. On the face of the spire was a brass plague welcoming the Survinees to this mountain. From here, the Survinees could see heavily forested land to the horizon in all directions. Across…

Heir to Power – Chapter 9

The four most powerful persons in the small village of Survin sat in the great room of the Chancery. The fire burned brightly in the hearth, sending tiny sparks flying into the room. A pot of terrid sat steaming on the rock trivet in the center of the long dining table. Kairma sat with her…

Heir to Power – Chapter 8

Once Tamron had joined Isontra, the crowd of observers followed Tamron’s cue and began to melt away, leaving a bewildered Trep standing with Collin, Zedic, and his three sentries. Trep sat down on a large log and mumbled, “That went about as smooth as a square wheel.” Hamond, Loren, and Joel turned to watch the…

Heir to Power – Chapter 7

The canyon was alive with activity the following morning as people prepared for the first celebration of spring. Jettena and Kairma met with a small group of men who had just returned from the hunt. Once Kairma described the location of the wolf sighting, the men hurried away, hoping to return in time for the…