It’s already my second week as a Weekend Writing Warrior. You can click on the banner to check out all of the great writers. Last week was a lot of fun, so I’m excited about continuing this. Since I’m working on a rather lengthy novel, I think I”ll just continue in semi-chronological fashion for now.
Last week, there was a hint of the prologue, the events of which take place near the end of the book. This week, I’ll give you a snippet from Chapter One, back at the very beginning of our tale.
Our hero, Prince Kendryk of Terragand, has gone incognito to hear a notorious priest speak. But there’s just been an interruption.
A moment later, he was able to see the lead horseman. As he had guessed, it was his angry uncle- the Duke of Emberg- accompanied by his eldest son. The Duke’s progress slowed as the crowd closer to Father Landrus drew into a protective huddle around him.
“Stop speaking this instant!” The Duke shouted, even though Landrus was already silent, standing calmly on his crate.
The Duke waved a parchment. “I have here a warrant from Julia Maxima authorizing your arrest as a rebel and a heretic. You will accompany me to Emberg Castle where you will await the Imperata’s justice.”
A few angry shouts rose from the crowd and the knot around Landrus tightened.
Kendryk turned to the men standing next to him. “Gentlemen,” he said, “I need your help.”
I should probably explain- Maxima is a title equivalent to an archbishop, and the Imperata is kind of like the Pope.