she was no hero. she was just done. exhausted from backbreaking work bone-deep tired of her bowed neck completely out of "yes, ma'am" and "yessir"...
Jaspernon The Prince : The Rise of the Cult of the Goddess: Ch.2 The Tower: Part 2 Lady Riala (Section 2)
The King's Concubine Lady Riala is looking for the Prince in the Palace tea rooms. The High Priestess notices her adept sociability. This is Section 2 of this Part, set 1,000 years before the events in 'Life and Times of a Priestess'.
Jaspernon The Prince : The Rise of the Cult of the Goddess: Ch.2 The Tower: Part 2 Lady Riala (Section 1)
The King's Concubine Lady Riala notices the Prince watching her in the private rooms, and decides to forge a closer bond with him. This is Section 1 of this Part, set 1,000 years before the events in 'Life and Times of a Priestess'.
It was one of those signs that were very popular at the start of the century, Thomson saw them plenty as a kid growing up in Iowa.
The Prince has shown the High Priestess, who is a guest at Court, around the Tower. He has taken an interest in her, but she is finding him too provocative. This is Section 2 of this Part, set 1,000 years before the events in 'Life and Times of a Priestess'.
Irira, well versed in plant technology, has managed not to be with child, despite her fortnight with the warrior Zamiel, who she misses more than she likes to admit. Then one day the Lord Egfrid from Colunia visits the Audh and presents Irira with a special gift.
The studious Irira has been selected for the honour of spending 15 risings of the moon in the Little Castle with Zamiel the Warrior so that she can bear a child for the all-female Audh clan. They are shy with one another at first but Phelan, Zamiel's faithful canine companion, is quite at home and at last so are they.
Zamiel and his faithful canine companion Phelan brave the biting wind and rain to arrive at the home of the Audh, an all female clan at the edge of Hibernia.There they are welcomed by the beautiful Sequana who introduces them to Irira who will be Zamiel's companion for the next 15 days.
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