Sesskia’s Diary, part 92

8 Coloine, very early I was right to be suspicious of Vorantor, though I still don’t know exactly what he’s up to. I’ve decided to write all this down before taking it to Cederic, since there’s nothing he can do about it now, but there were things that happened before I found Vorantor in what…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 92

Sesskia’s Diary, part 91

7 Coloine Vorantor came into the circle chamber this morning looking far more smug than usual. No idea why, because he enlisted Cederic’s help on the kathana, to confirm Terrael’s guesses about the missing th’an. Cederic acted as if this were nothing out of the ordinary, but I’m suspicious. I hate that I have nothing…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 91

Sesskia’s Diary, part 90

6 Coloine I still have no idea what’s going on between Cederic and Vorantor. Cederic’s climbing into bed woke me briefly, very late last night, but he was up and dressing himself when I woke and we barely had time for a kiss before he was gone again. It’s frustrating, because I gave up exploring…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 90

Sesskia’s Diary, part 89

5 Coloine Terrael has almost worked out all the details about the kathana that separated the worlds, though he told Audryn he had to guess at about a tenth of the th’an, since Veris and Barklan weren’t mages and assumed there would be people around after the “success” to write it all down more fully.…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 89

Sesskia’s Diary, part 88

4 Coloine (continued) “You should begin,” the God-Empress said, frowning, “or God will believe you have brought her here frivolously.” Aselfos dropped my hand and took two steps away. “I will not,” he began, and one of the soldiers stepped up behind him and put one of those very sharp knives against his throat. He…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 88

Sesskia’s Diary, part 87

4 Coloine (continued) “I—it’s my pleasure, and your company is an honor I don’t deserve,” I said, and she beamed more widely at me and squeezed my hand so hard parts of it went numb. “Now we should go, and don’t worry, everything’s been arranged,” she said, so of course I really started to worry.…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 87

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Sesskia’s Diary, part 86

4 Coloine (continued) No one came to dress me, so I dithered for a bit over what might offend the God-Empress least, then realized I can’t begin to guess what her twisted mind might find offensive, and put on my nicest clothing that wasn’t a dress. It turned out I didn’t need to run away…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 86

Sesskia’s Diary, part 85

4 Coloine It’s been the strangest day. I don’t know what to make of it. Especially the part where I felt I played a vicious game with the God-Empress, and may have won—it’s hard for me to tell when I don’t understand Castaviran culture well. Or, possibly, at all. I really don’t want to think…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 85

Sesskia’s Diary, part 84

3 Coloine, after dinner Audryn, with Sovrin in tow (I’m not sure how she managed to extricate her from the other mages), had many words for me when she returned, starting with, “When were you going to tell me about this?” “Or me?” Sovrin said. “And how long has this been going on? Sesskia, if…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 84