FICTION: “Raven” excerpt

From the intro to “Raven”, a novel by Hannah P. Simmons

   IM000120.JPG“Come here.”

    Joshan stepped forward, moving along the side of the chair.  Miach’s hands rested on the dragon heads that ornamented the leather arms, and his gaze was still directed into the great fire before him.  Joshan glanced down at the board and pawns.

    So that was it.

    “You haven’t needed my counsel for a long time. I thought you had mastered Raven.”

    “I didn’t bring you here to advise me about my next move,” Miach told him.  “I want to know what HIS next move will be.”

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