Hello dearest readers! I was out of town last week, but I’m back for another Science Fiction & Fantasy Saturday! Everyone please check out this awesome weekly blog showcase for some brilliant SFF writers works! Today’s snippet will be from my current work in progress, MILADY’S LINGERING SOUL.
This passage is from Chapter 2, where we meet our other main character, Sesily Marigold. She is a magister from the Conclave of Absolution and is investigating the disappearance of a Senator’s daughter. Said daughter is, of course, the ghost girl from our last snippet:
The Senator picked his head up from his desk and looked her up and down. She was dressed in the Magister’s official garb, armor of bleached leather that covered her entire torso, arms and legs and rose up to enclose tightly around her neck. It was fitted perfectly to her form, short and tightly muscled, thick of thigh and torso. The sigil of Aubade – sphere engulfed in the ring of flame – was emblazoned across her chest. A thin band of gold spanned the circumference of her waist and sash of red silk descended from it, partially obscuring her left leg. On her right arm she wore a gauntlet of plated gold, with thin opening craved into the end just above her fingers, also marked with the crest of Aubade. The features of her face were soft and her skin was bronzed and slightly burnt, as was true to all those who lived in the upper Halos and basked in their undying light. Her apparent youth was betrayed only by a few scant lines of age around her eyes and mouth. A tousled mess of short bleach blonde hair sat atop her head, matching the blanched tone of her armor. She gazed back at the Senator with keen but sympathetic eyes of wintergreen.
That’s today’s snippet! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the other Science Fiction & Fantasy Saturday contributors this week!