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Xyla's Way, Story excerpts

Here are a couple of short passages from the first two chapters of the book:

Chapter 1

Merrdyn poured Fryek some Mead and joined him next to the hearth.  The beakers were particularly fine, befitting someone of Merrdyn's status as High Druid, carved from horn with silver mounts which glinted in the firelight. 
       Fryek used an iron rod to revive the flagging fire sending up sparks which flitted like fireflies into the roofspace and plumes of smoke that permeated the straw thatch.
The two old friends stared at the flames transfixed by their hypnotic dance.  A loud 'crack' from a candescent log stirred Merrdyn from his trance and prompted him to speak.
        "I fear the dark days foretold in my visions are nearly upon us," Said Merrdyn.  Consumed by trepidation his gaze drifted away from Fryek's face and became lost in the middle distance. 
Fryek tried to bring him back with words of reassurance.  "We have heeded many bad omens and survived countless th…

Xyla's Look

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I've been fleshing out the story on which some of my sculptures will be based.  So I have to finalise the look of the character.  Here is my shortlist of three:


I'm going to put it to the vote on a couple of forums and base my decision on the consensus there and on my Blogs.