He never took his eyes off the leader of the bandits…

Here is another piece of a scene from the middle of the book. If you haven’t guessed yet, the second book takes place in the desert. The more I work on this story, the more I enjoy it. Can’t wait to share the whole thing!

Excerpt from Seven Rivers Book Two

Kylith stared directly at the leader of the bandits. “If I fight you, man to man, will that pay your toll? Just you and I in a fair fight. No one interferes. If I win, the rest of you will allow us to pass. If you win, you can do as you like with us.”

For a moment silence fell. The bandit leader laughed. He pulled down the cloth covering his face. The moonlight revealed a brutal scar running across his cheek and nose. “Do you know who I am?”

Kylith took a step forward, holding his blade ready. “No idea.”

The bandit laughed. “I thought not. No one who knew who I am would dare to challenge me. I am Hakkir. Do you still want to fight me?”

Kylith didn’t move a muscle. “I’ve never heard of you.”

The bandit drew his own blade and advanced. His men stepped back to allow them to fight. Allenthal did the same. Hopefully Kylith knew what he was doing. For a moment all was still except for the hiss of the night wind against the sand.

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