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). Warlock's Pawn is a fantasy romance inspired by The Arabian Nights. It is available on LSBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ARe, Kobo, and a few other places. In the previous post, Duncan runs out of magic, and Alia offers him a way out.
“If you allow me to drain your life force, the act will forever tie your mind to mine.”
Her eyes were those of one who had often faced a destiny not of her choosing. “The link goes both ways. Accept what neither of us can change. You cannot wait for the sun to rise, for the princess will not be satisfied without your body. Soldiers will arrive at dawn, and the ravine takes days to traverse. Just promise you will leave me safe inside the temple’s walls. I will be cared for while you spend the next half decade coating the sands in blood.”
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