Reblogged from Legends of Windemere:
I was actually surprised to see Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies get a few votes in the poll that I did in May. I was left wondering what would be a good teaser for a book that has been around for so long. Well, I remember one scene that was a nice bit of humor. This is when Luke Callindor, Nyx, and Aedyn Karwyn are about to head into Haven, which is Luke’s hometown. It really shows how the characters were at the beginning of their adventures. Enjoy.
“Your hometown looks very quaint, Luke,” Nyx mentions from the edge of the flower-covered hill.
Reveling in the fresh breeze, she takes in the sight of the modest town sitting a mile away from their camp. Plumes of smoke billow from the only stone building in Haven, which Nyx assumes is the local blacksmith. Unlike this large structure, the rest of the town is a collection of wooden houses. The styles of buildings range from single story homes to a four-story tavern with several offshoots that can be rented as single room apartments. Many of the homes have two square holes cut into their dark wood roofs. Nyx is curious about the openings and how they stop rain and snow from falling into the houses, but her companion has repeatedly refused to answer her questions. The only consistent feature of the varied buildings is their fenced-off backyards.
“It would have been nice to spend the night there instead of camping a mile up the hill,” Aedyn complains, his back sore from sleeping on the ground.
“Come on, guys. Would you really want to give up sleeping on a flower-covered hilltop for a boring bed?” Luke asks with a crooked grin.
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