We don’t toss around the word “gripping” that often, but for this excerpt of Sylvain Reynard‘s The Roman, we are more than willing to make an exception! Seriously, we might have stopped breathing a little toward the end. But you won’t have to hold your breath for long. The Roman releases December 6th!
Raven wished she had one of William’s relics. Commander Borek had seen to it that her sister Cara received medical attention, but he hadn’t done so out of compassion. He’d done so because he feared the Curia.
Raven needed to bolster her defenses.
“Commander Borek.” She lifted her voice, evading the soldier who was supposed to carry her.
The commanding officer ignored her.
“Commander Borek,” she repeated, louder.
He turned his head in her direction, as did the remaining members of their party.
“We need to leave,” he growled. “Or you’ll end up dead.”
“I need a sword.” She extended her hand.
He stared at her incredulously. “No.”
She took a few limping steps in his direction. “I’m not afraid to fight. What if we encounter ferals?”