Hey there. It’s been weeks since I’ve offered up samples from my work. Deadlines must be met. But I’m back sharing snippets from my new and very shiny upcoming release, Guarding the Spoils. This seven sentence is from the introduction. My hero, Oliver Randall, is attempting to indulge in a bit of light reading but his brother Leopold has other ideas.
WHEN OLIVER RANDALL had been very young, he’d believed heaven could only be found in the thirty-feet-square library of Romsey Abbey. At seventeen and wrenched from his studies, he’d been assured he’d never see that library again and the long, lonely years after proved that heaven would be denied him. At eight and twenty, and thanks to his younger brother Tobias’s daring rescue two weeks prior, he’d thought he would be granted his reward. Yet once he’d stood within Romsey library’s hushed confines, filled with books of every sort and description, he’d acknowledged that this place was merely a stepping stone on the path to adventure.
“Have you taken leave of your senses?”
Oliver set the polished wood stepladder against the uppermost shelf edge and scaled the heights of literature, prose, and radical thought in search of entertainment. “They are all still there as far as I can tell, Leopold.”
And that’s my first official Weekend Writing Warrior’s post. I had intended to sign up last week but I got a bit distracted by family. By the time I remembered the list was closed. I hope you visit the WeWriWa website to check out the other wonderful work by the authors listed there.
18 thoughts on “Sunday Snippet #3 Guarding the Spoils”
Beautifully written and definitely makes you want to read more!
Thanks for visiting.
Well done, the description of the library and his relationship to it is very clear, also that list line has a very definite hook to it.
Hopefully, readers will think so too. Thanks for visiting. 🙂
he really loves books eh? Your writing is so lyerical
That’s so sweet. Thank you.
Definitely an interesting excerpt – makes me want to read what came before and what follows. Nicely done.
This is the very beginning of the novel. Will post more next week. 🙂
Interesting excerpt. I can see the library and the intensity of his love for the place. Terrific snippet!
Oliver does intense ALL the time. LOL Thanks for visiting!
Awesome! Sounds like a man in full possession of his senses to me. Or a reader at any rate. Great eight, and welcome back, Heather!
Thanks Kate. I’ve missed posting snippets.
You’ve just described my idea of heaven! Nice to have you back — I always enjoy your snippets. 🙂
Actually it’s my idea of heaven too. I love large libraries. LOL Glad to be back.
I agree. Beautiful descriptions. You have a wonderful “period” voice as well. Great snippet!
Thank you so much Joanne. Thats one of the best compliments I’ve ever had.
Beautifully descriptive Heather, l love the scene you’ve created here.
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