This week's snippet is again from Sorrel Snowbound, and carries on from last week's extract. Sorrel has reached the surface.
Two thuggish officials take a grab at our heroine...
Beardy grabbed for my arm, while Moustachio yanked his sword out of its sheath. I had been expecting it. I dived sideways, sliding my knife out of the belt-sheath, but Beardy was a fraction faster. His fingers fastened around my left wrist, dragging me towards him, while Moustachio's sword lifted to point threateningly at my throat. I froze for an instant, realising I was in real trouble. There wasn’t enough room to move – they had boxed me in against the hedge. I had a nasty suspicion this was not the first time they had performed this manoeuvre.
‘Drop the knife, girl,’ Beardy snapped.
I snarled a short answer, then added my views of his parentage and physique. Not complimentary views, needless to say.
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