Steps to a Story: a Preview

I just returned from a weekend with my sister in New York City (I said you wouldn’t notice I was gone!) and I am amazed at how exhausting vacation can be.  Of course, it doesn’t help that our flight out of La Guardia was at 6am, so we had to get up really early this morning.  It was an awesome trip, courtesy of Mom and Dad, and we had a blast, but that doesn’t negate the truth I am currently facing.  I am tired.

On that note, for today’s blog post I am going to give you a little sample of With Honor.  The first part posts next Sunday.  Enjoy!

From With Honor by Leigh Townsend:

Sergeant Matthew Lewis enjoyed riding through Diaea, especially when his troop was unburdened by infantry to slow them.  The wagons carrying their gear hindered them slightly, but the cavalry mounts benefitted from the comfortable pace set by the draft horses.  At their current speed Matthew’s chocolate gelding could walk all day without tiring.  There was no reason to rush; this troop of skirmishers was traveling to the border on a routine assignment, reinforcing the rest of their company already working on the problem of bandits in the northern mountains.