This snippet is from Warlock's Pawn and continues from the last one (click on the SFFSat tag at the bottom of the post to read past snippets). I've posted quite a few scene-setters thus far, so we're skipping ahead just a tad. Warlock's Pawn is a fantasy romance inspired by The Arabian Nights. It was just released and is available on LSBooks, Amazon, ARe, and Kobo. It will probably show up at other locations (yes, I know B&N is a biggie) in about a month.
Her mentor tightened the turquoise cloth that covered her hair and face. “These walls never had the power to hold you, not even when you were too small to climb upon a chair. It is your will that keeps you here. You are a creature of magic, and your instincts are telling you to act. The goddess gave you wings for a purpose, dear child.” “And if Anora ever discovers those wings,” she countered, her sister’s name tasting bitter on her tongue, “she will command my execution, along with the deaths of all who have kept my existence from her.”
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