I love being an author. It's one of the greatest joys of my life!
Anyway, I've been thinking a lot about Always in Shadow lately, and am very eager to see it in print. :) In my impatience I feel the need to share a piece of it with the public! (Granted, this has technically been shared before, since it's the "coming soon" excerpt in the back of Lucy's Legend and I've shared a small part of it on my blog before...but I'm sharing it again anyway, because I can.)
Two days after they set sail, they were struck by a violent storm. The rain came down in torrents and great waves swept over the deck.
“Robin!” Much yelled after his master. Robin was going up on deck and Much couldn’t understand why.
“Much, stay below!”
“Where are you going?”
“Joan is near the bow of the ship. I must help her below.”
Much followed his master on deck. The wind slapped his face and the rain pricked his skin like tiny needles. Through the haze of the storm he watched Robin running toward the bow of the ship. Joan was struggling through the rain to meet him.
“I am here to take you below, my lady.”
They turned toward Much, but before they could go far a great wave swept over the edge of the boat. Much darted forward.
The wave knocked Joan off her feet and Robin holding onto her arm went down after her. Much was able to grab hold of Robin’s other arm and held on for all he was worth.They were all three thrown right over the ship’s side. Robin grabbed the railing as they went over and held Joan tightly in his arms. Much’s grip slipped and he plunged into the icy water.