Snippet from Age of Saints WIP

A snippet from my current WIP, Age of Saints (#7 of The Druid’s Brooch Series)



As he trudged down the path toward the oak grove, the wind whipped up, lashing the dried leaves on the ground into a swirling maelstrom. Conall shivered and drew his brat more tightly around his shoulder, hurrying his steps. He kept his head down into the wind and, as a result, didn’t notice the figure in his path until he ran into him.


“G-g-g-g-g-going somewhere, stone-b-b-b-boy?”


“I don’t have time for you right now, Tomas.” Conall tried to shoulder past the solid lad, but Tomas was too quick and stepped back in his way.


With a quick peek around him, Conall noticed Tomas was alone. His normal pack didn’t appear to be in attendance. That made things a bit easier.


“Out of my way, T-tomas.”


Tomas crossed his arms. “M-m-m-m-make me. Maybe if you ask really nice, I’ll let you go, but when you come back with your sister… well, I won’t be so generous. She’s growing up to be rather pretty. A bit fat for my tastes, but she’ll do.”


Conall balled his fists and called upon the brooch’s power. He couldn’t perform visible magic, as that could reveal the secret. But his father had never said anything about not using the power where it couldn’t be seen. He concentrated on the arch of his fist toward Tomas’ face, and just as flesh met startled flesh, he threw his magic behind the punch, making his adversary fly into the thorny bushes to one side of the path.

Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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