Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A young man goes sailing

He travels to places he had never heard of, meeting merchants and royalty, fishermen and priestesses. Returning home he brings his mother a necklace of intricate copper work set with aquamarines that remind him of the sea. She realizes her boy is becoming a man. Even as she accepts his lovely gift she knows she is beginning to lose him.

A voyage described only cursorily lays groundwork for journeys and alliances that will play out in marriages, wars, and a process of redemption for the son of a traitor. A linchpin chapter linking books 1, 3, and 5 in the Chronicles.

Yes, I am in chapter 8. And still having fun.

And now, to bed.
--the BB


it's margaret said...

and then what happened?!

Paul said...

Well, Margaret, I am counting on you to buy all ten volumes when I get published! I can't just GIVE it away. Teehee.