Welcome to Six-Sentence Sunday!
Because I’ve just started the second round of edits for Book 4 of the Blood Skies series, CROWN OF ASH, you’re going to be seeing a bit more of this one.
This week’s excerpt is right near the beginning of the novel. At the end of SOULRAZOR, Eric Cross’s mercenary team is stranded in the distant criminal city of Blacksand. The excerpt below is actually the beginning of Chapter 1, where we catch up with the temporary leader of the group, the witch prison warden-turned mercenary Danica Black.
She dreamed of silk sheets and soft pillows, golden sunlight and ochre clouds. She dreamed of a warm woman in her bed, and birdsong outside the window. She dreamed of sandstone pillars and the smells of cinnamon and hyacinth.
But when Danica Black woke, she found none of those things. She was still in the dirty sheets in a hovel in Blacksand, where she stared out through gritty yellow air filled with blood flies and dust. Everything was moist and damp and tasted like the inside of an engine.
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