Sesskia’s Diary, part 101

14 Coloine (continued) It’s a good thing Cederic had already established himself as the true leader of the mages, because no one argued, and he was right, there wasn’t time for that. I don’t know why our clothes had to be burned, since none of us were bloody, but I’m just as happy not to…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 101

Sesskia’s Diary, part 100

14 Coloine (continued) Everyone screamed except Cederic, who probably didn’t dare move. Vorantor’s blood was everywhere. I couldn’t stop staring at his body, which landed across the gold circle to obliterate half the th’an he’d so meticulously guided the mages in scribing. The God-Empress’s white dress was spattered with scarlet, her breasts and face were…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 100

Sesskia’s Diary, part 99

14 Coloine (continued) But nothing happened. People began to calm down, once it was clear Cederic and Vorantor weren’t going to turn their verbal battle into a magical one. The kathana began to take shape. One of the Sais had just suggested to Vorantor that it was time to break for lunch when soldiers suddenly…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 99

Failure is Sometimes an Option

From May of 2013 to the end of August 2015, I completed thirteen books. It wasn’t so much that I had a system, or anything like that; I just had plenty of time on my hands and a burning drive to use that time for writing. The point here is not to brag, because fast writing is not a…Continue reading Failure is Sometimes an Option

Sesskia’s Diary, part 98

14 Coloine Did I really write that? That we could handle anything tomorrow brings? My hands are shaking so hard I can barely Trying to stay calm. This book does no one any good if it’s illegible. I’m going to write it all as it happened, and then I’ll let myself think about what has…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 98

Sesskia’s Diary, part 97

13 Coloine This was a really bad day. I’m starting to feel afraid, about so many things. Cederic forced Vorantor to reveal his kathana. He was clever about it, put it in terms of “we’ll all have to understand it” and “don’t know how soon we will need it” so he sounded too reasonable for…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 97

Sesskia’s Diary, part 96

12 Coloine Vorantor agreed to begin setting up the kathana, doing the same preparatory work they did for summoning the Codex. He was so agreeable about it that I know he’s planning something. Cederic was very polite about it, but when Vorantor left the room, he quietly wandered in our group’s direction and whispered a…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 96

Sesskia’s Diary, part 95

11 Coloine Kathana almost done, according to Vorantor, not that anyone else would know because he’s keeping it all to himself. Some argument today between Vorantor and Cederic over whether we should perform the kathana now (Cederic) or wait until the convergence is upon us (Vorantor). Vorantor’s reasoning is that we’ll have a better chance…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 95

Sesskia’s Diary, part 94

9 Coloine Breakthrough BREAKTHROUGH!!! I’ve been going back and forth from elation to feeling like a complete idiot, trying to tell myself that there was really no way I could have known this, when really it’s that with one thing and another I forgot about the collenna. Well, no wonder, when all I could see…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 94

Sesskia’s Diary, part 93

8 Coloine, evening I had nodded off when Cederic returned and prodded me awake, telling me I shouldn’t sleep in my clothes. The note was crumpled in my hand—I had to smooth it as best I could before returning it—and I told him what I’d seen and what I’d found, leaving out the part where…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 93