49 reviews! (more Delphinium info)

Larkspur has *49* reviews on Amazon.com, with a 4.4star rating! ❤ I’ve had a great week for writing, and the 5star I got yesterday affirmed my decision to do what I’m doing (not that I think I’d stop, but it helps to feel great). It could also be the summer making me far more cheery than I am in winter 🙂

Like I mentioned last time, lots more politics and magic in Delphinium. I almost feel bad calling it romance since there is so much stuff going on- Pierre and Lizzy can’t catch a moment to themselves. Side characters have more screen time too. We get to meet Piers, Lizzy’s brother, and his wife Eglė. Wolfram finds out how dark necrocræft can be too, and we see that the people of Piques really aren’t all that happy about Pierre’s return. It seems that being close to Faery only makes them distrust the fée more than other lands.

Scene time! Pierre’s checking over the hospitals in the city and something odd comes up.

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There was a black marker on the doorframe to one patient’s room. Weeping was heard even through the closed door.

“What is that?” Pierre asked. He assumed it was a terminal patient, but to announce that to everyone?

“Your Grace, the surgery required for the child is not one the parents can afford. And even with it, there are risks. She has days at most–”

“I will pay for it,” Pierre said without hesitation. He walked over before more could be said and opened the door.

“Madame, monsieur,” he greeted the parents. They were beside their daughter’s bed, one at each side. “I am Pierre Salvador and it is my pleasure to fund your daughter’s operation for you. It will be scheduled at once.”

The mother looked up to him with wide eyes, so grateful that the words were not needed.

“The surgeon,” the guide whispered to him urgently, “is away. By the time we reach him–”

“Why in Death’s name is the head surgeon away when there are those in dire need?” Pierre snapped back. “I know Prince Aimé is not knowledgeable about medicine, but I somehow do not think he would allow this to pass. I certainly shall not.”

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