Draft 2 of Healer of Sorrows is coming along quite nicely! Below is a teaser of an early chapter from the book.
The sound rung crisp in the cold morning air; a repetitive chime buffeted the still world. Sound waves curled around tree, rock, and cloud. The world seemed to hush itself as it absorbed the clinking cacophony of metal on metal.
With each hammer-strike, impurities of the earth were forced from the ore like poison expelled from a body with fever. A stronger, purer form shone against the winter sky, a bold new creature was born and the muscular arm that wield it reached high up into the clouds with its offering.
A soft dusting of frozen tears glided down upon the gleaming hot blade, and died a thousand deaths, their sizzling screams and steaming demise enveloping the bronze sword with the self-sacrifice.
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