A Thief’s Wager (12)- The Knight of Light

Welcome one and all to the weekly blog hop hosted by the Weekend Writing Warriors. Participants post 8-10 sentences of their work in progress or recently released works. It’s a great opportunity to discover new writers and new stories. I recommend visiting this week’s participants once you’re finished here. It’s a great way to discover something new! .

I am skipping ahead a bit this week. Based on your comments from last week, your suspicions are correct, Lord Sexton is as dangerous as you expect. This week I’m introducing Zack, a young knight and the Captain of the King’s Knights of Alexanderia. King Avalon, General Lex Stone and Zack attend the yearly Trade Conference hosted by Lollardum’s king Castellan. I’m skipping the politics and continuing after Castellan proclaims to the court of lords that Mages are responsible for the Cathedral fire. He blames a pocket of Mage radicals for the increasing violence in the kingdom. The snippet follows after King Avalon retires to his room.

Snippet:
They sat in armchairs while the king paced in front of an unlit fireplace.

“Is it true?” Zack asked; wishing he didn’t sound like a child.

“I’m not sure.” Allan answered slowly, “the Oath doesn’t allow Mages to kill Innocent lives. Killing an Innocent in cold blood is punishable by death.”

“So, these Mages risked their own lives to kill Innocents? They sound like radicals to me.”

“Zack,” Lex interjected, “these laws are engrained in every Mage, it’s unlikely they will do what Castellan proclaims.”

“Perhaps, we should look into the matter while we are here.”

“How reliable are your contacts here?” Stone asked turning to the knight.

“Mine are good. I’ll figure out what we need to know.”

There you have it, on top of everything else, Chris has a knight investigating the horrific situation. I dare to think what happens when they meet. Thanks for joining me this week and I hope you all have a great weekend.

*Previously titled as ‘A Flip of a Coin’

Read Chapter One here.

22 thoughts on “A Thief’s Wager (12)- The Knight of Light

  1. Diane Burton

    Very intriguing snippet. The implications for the Mages is horrifying. Will the people revolt? Will they go after the Mages with weapons? Can’t wait to read more.

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  2. nancygideon

    Hmmmm. Sounds as though things might not be as simple as they seem. Can’t wait to see how this unfolds.

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