Today’s book chat slot goes to author T.A. Creech and her new book, Knight Errant, the second of the Legends of Osaire, which has just been released by JMS Books. If you love fantasy, Knight Errant should go on your to-be-read list!
Tae’liamath and Einith are hired on to help an Archmage find his lost knight. Neither expected how much it would change their lives. Neither expected to find their happiness together, as they helped another recover his own.
When an Archmage needs a guard to see him through the enchanted Alahanai Forest, dwarf Einith Redstone jumps on the opportunity. The amount of coin offered for the contract is enormous, and he wants to help a fellow dwarf find his Heartstone. And then Einith is stunned when the enticing elf Tae’liamath joins them as their guide.
Their journey through Alahanai is more dangerous than expected, physically and personally. Between the search for a missing knight out of legend and a bond unexpectedly formed, Einith and Tae find themselves growing close, and their emotions are sent reeling. With a Heartstone at stake, magickal encounters, and falling for each other, Einith and Tae have much to overcome before their journey ends.
Excerpt from Knight Errant by TA Creech
The roar of the Lanaha reached his ears long before their little group came to the spire late in the evening. Einith had never seen the gargantuan stone spike that cleaved such a powerful river in two, but the reality of it was far more than any story could convey.
It rose at an angle out of the forest loam like the Gods had used it as a dark gray javelin to kill some ancient beast. The spire was so big around that it would take half a candle mark to circle around to the other side, if the river didn’t smash into it.
“As ever, it looks just the same as the day it was made,” Lasra told him from his seat in the cart. There was that same bitter sadness he had seen the last time the Archmage spoke of his battle with Casias as he looked on the spire. “All of the years I had to come back to this cursed place, and it never changes.”
Cursed was a rather apt choice to describe the spot. A shadow hung heavy in the damp air and a sinister whisper seemed to flow over them with each break of river water against the spire. A shiver shot down his back. “And we are supposed to camp here for the night?”
“There is only one ghost here, and he is far beyond reach to do any more harm,” Lasra scolded him.
Einith fervently hoped Lasra was right, not that it mattered. Throughout dinner and set up, after Lasra had retired to his tent for the night, his mind was on the oppressive chill trying its damnedest to hook itself in his soul. What a battle it must have been, so fueled by rage, to still soak the ground after so long.
“I hate this place,” Tae confided as he sat next to Einith on his bedding in front of the fire, bare feet closest to the flames.
“It might be beautiful in the light of day, without the stench of such malice on it.” He kept his eyes on the darkness past the edge of the firelight. No matter what Lasra said, Einith felt eyes on him, and not from the ethereal creature beside him. “Do you think it could ever be washed away?”
Tae didn’t give him an answer at first. There was no rush for one either. The stars were just visible through the canopy for the first time in three weeks, a smatter of bright dots in the blackness. He had missed the stars.
Slender fingers tangled with his and squeezed. “Maybe,” Tae murmured.
About TA Creech
I am a house-parent to a rambunctious small child and happily mated to an equally rambunctious military spouse. My adventures in writing began with fanfiction, and once I was hooked I never looked back.
While I’ve always tried to make my fanfiction unique, what I enjoy most about creating original work is the ability to delve into my stranger ideas without worrying about how I might apply them to someone else’s world and characters. With my own creations, I take pride in twisting familiar tropes into something new and unexpected.
When I write, it is with the intention that my stories will leave a lasting impression. I hope you enjoy the characters and the worlds I create, and that they help you to find a place to exist, for a while, outside of your own.
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