Snippet from The Power of Conviction (The Light of Darkness, book 1)
“Edric!” Anaya called but received no answer. He was too busy chatting to some new recruits further up the road, showing them his embellished shortsword. In her head, she imagined him bragging about his conquests, killing the ghastliest of demons. “Edric Ramsey!” she shouted.
Finally noticing her, he met her gaze. “Sorry, Anaya. I didn’t see you there!” He excused himself to the group, sheathing his blade. Wandering over, he pushed a hand through his blond hair, his face catching the morning sun. He had a slim, but well-proportioned face with defined cheekbones. If only he weren’t so obnoxious, he would have been able to attract any girl he wanted. Lazy to the core, he wouldn’t even bother to try and change in order to settle down with someone, much less make friends. Like Anaya, he would probably die an old loner.
“The High Priest has summoned us,” Anaya said. “Adena and Kaedin are still away, so one of us has to go.”
“Right. Better not make the old man wait.” Edric rubbed his hands together, his eyes agleam.
“You are so disrespectful; it’s untrue,” Anaya grumbled as they started walking.
“Anaya, you need to loosen up a bit. You’re too strict.” Edric shook his head, then laughed. “Any stiffer, and you’d be used as a floorboard in the Temple!”
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