Saturday Snippet: The Holy Man and a Bad Man

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten sentences or less are yours for the reading!

Today’s snippet comes from Book Two of The Black Wing Chronicles~  liking the title THE BROKEN WING, how about you?

This week’s snippet is the next few sentences that follow last week’s snippet in which Blade is still recovering from the hovercycle crash and he’s still on Kah Lahtrec. Tahar, the strange spiritual guru of the Lahtrecki people is still caring for him.


Blade reached for another piece of wood and tossed it onto the fire. A ribbon of sparks spiraled skyward riding on the tendrils of smoke and disappearing into starlit sky.

“You do not see how we could possibly love and accept you.”

Blade’s jaw tightened until he felt a muscle twitch. “If you knew… if you knew the things I’ve done… what I’m capable of…”

“If all men were judged by what they are capable of, everyone would be in prison,” Tahar said.

Blade met Tahar’s eyes squarely. “I’m a bad man, Tahar.”

Tahar smiled. “The difference between a good man and a bad man is that a good man knows he is bad and has the desire to be better.”


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15 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: The Holy Man and a Bad Man

  1. Should I be falling in love with Blade? Is that a normal response from your readers? 😉 I love the back and forth between them. I have been extremely remiss in not reading your novels in entirety. It is a mistake that I will fix ASAP.

    1. It’s a perfectly normal response. Everyone loves Blade… except my husband. I think he’s jealous. He was oddly delighted to learn that at 6’4″ he is two inches taller than Blade.

      I’m glad to hear it! I wish you happy reading.

  2. nrgalloway24

    “The difference between a good man and a bad man is that a good man knows he is bad and has the desire to be better.” – love that line!!!

    As for the title, I think it’s good. However, titles are not my forte. I am always looking for help on that front! Does having a title help you develop the premise? or is the premise what leads to the title?

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