SFF Saturday is a group of authors who post snippets of SFF prose and poetry for comment. You can check out other SFF Saturday posts, too.
My snippet is another few lines from a work in progress called Herald (at the moment). Eventually, the project be a fantasy loosely based on the Hundred Years War, but it’s in the very early draft stages.
When we last saw Denis, the enemy King of Angth had just asked him to speak the name of a fallen Angth soldier.
Fear inched toward terror. Denis had left the golden mask, the tabard, and the white rod of his office behind and donned the clothes of an ordinary pursuivant to walk the field without show, just another man doing his duty for king and country. Hidden by anonymity.
Only two from all those who walked the field could set the names of an enemy to rest–The Rampant Dragon Herald of Angth and the Soleil d’Or Herald of Revena. Only they could record names in each other’s book and in war, both could be held for ransom.
This king had never seen the Soleil d’Or Herald unmasked, yet he knew Denis.
The furrows above the king’s brow deepened, as did his voice. “Herald.”
Denis’s ransom was too high for his prince to pay. He’d be dead by morning.