Sands - Sharani Series - Book 1

  • Part 1: Sidena

  • Chapter 1: Payment

  • β€œI know the voice of the girl child screaming.

  • Am I the cause of those screams?

  • The enemy has come.”

  • β€” From the Journals of Elyana

  • Narrator

    The crowd pressed close as the outcast juggler tossed flaming brands into the air.

    Profile Picture of Narrator in Sands - Sharani Series - Book 1
  • Near the middle of the crowd, three children scuffled.

  • Two boys pushed a little girl out of the way and scrambled to get a better look.

  • Narrator

    The little girl fell with a muffled shout, landing hard enough to scatter sand across the stone floor.

    Profile Picture of Narrator in Sands - Sharani Series - Book 1
  • Lhaurel watched the children out of the corner of her eye, waiting for the parents to step in.

  • None came.

  • Narrator

    She moved to the girl’s side, gently helping her to her feet.

    Profile Picture of Narrator in Sands - Sharani Series - Book 1
  • One of the boys, perhaps no older than seven or eight years, made a face at her, but Lhaurel glared at him until he sniffed and turned back to the show.

  • Lhaurel turned back to the girl and dusted her off.

  • Narrator

    There was a small cut on one of her cheeks that bled down in a thin, red line.

    Profile Picture of Narrator in Sands - Sharani Series - Book 1
  • Profile Picture of Lhaurel in Sands - Sharani Series - Book 1

    Lhaurel

    β€œHey,”

  • Narrator

    Lhaurel said softly, licking her thumb and wiping away the blood.

    Profile Picture of Narrator in Sands - Sharani Series - Book 1
  • Profile Picture of Lhaurel in Sands - Sharani Series - Book 1

    Lhaurel

    β€œIt’s alright.

  • Do you want to see the juggler?”