By Charlotte Boyett-Compo
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You may leave," a voice broke the silence. Conar opened his eyes, looked up at the face of his god, and sighed. "With all due respect, Your Holiness, we are to stay with His Grace," Thom said, his voice tight with anger. " the voice barked. "This is a holy place. " Conar craned his neck to look behind him at the commotion in the doorway. "His Majesty has ordered us to guard the prince," Marsh snapped, not about to be intimidated by the man who was trying to make them leave. " Kaileel Tohre raised one long, taloned finger and pointed it at the majestic statue of the Great God Alel standing behind the altar.
She couldn’t accept that. How? she thought. His hands clenched into fists. " Her face turned even redder as he flinched. " "He thought I was still in Corinth at the Wind Temple, where your brothers were, Liza. " He shrugged. " Conar walked to the fountain and sat. " Conar shook his head. "After I had left training, a young man who had connections to Prince Rylan of Virago informed Papa about the sexual practices of some of the priests at the Wind Temple. Papa was shocked. It’s common knowledge now, but then, it was not to be discussed.
Conar’s face stayed carefully blank. "I was interned at the Great Abbey until I was thirteen, Liza. " "Then how could you have seen…" Her mouth went wide as she stammered to a stop. She blushed down to the tips of her toes. " He turned his back on his wife. He couldn’t bear to see the look of disgust on her pretty face. " She couldn’t accept that. How? she thought. His hands clenched into fists. " Her face turned even redder as he flinched. " "He thought I was still in Corinth at the Wind Temple, where your brothers were, Liza.
Windseeker by Charlotte Boyett-Compo