She’s the One Who Doesn’t Say Much by S.R. Cronin. Excerpt Tour!

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She’s the One Who Doesn’t Say Much

(Book Four of the War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters)

by S.R. Croni

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GENRE: Historical Fantasy


Cover_She's the one who doesn't say much

Do you know what your problem is?

Olivine knows hers. This quiet thirteenth-century artist has been hiding a secret as she travels to K’ba to meet her friends. Others assume she’s fallen in love with another artist, but it’s much worse than that. For on the way to K’ba is the dirt poor nichna of Scrud, a place scorned by other Ilarians. And in Scrud is the one man who understands her.

However, Bohdan recognizes the dangers posed by an impending Mongol invasion. When he learns of Olivine’s unusual visual powers, he convinces her to pick up her bow and start practicing.

She does, though she’s more concerned with moving to K’ba where she can paint all day and see Bohdan whenever she wants. If only her sister hadn’t decided Olivine and her fellow long eyes held one key to defending the realm.

Then, as if life wasn’t complicated enough, Olivine learns the artist community she yearns to be part of has developed a different take on the invasion. They’re sure the only way to survive is to capitulate completely to the Mongols’ demands. Artists who feel otherwise are no longer welcome.

Where does her future lie? The invasion is coming soon and Olivine doesn’t have much time to decide.

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“A Scrudite?” the shopkeeper said.

“I am.” Scrudites’ ill-matched clothes strung together from rags were the butt of many unkind jokes but Bohdan was not the least ashamed of who he was. I was the one who’d hoped to disguise his origins.

“Interesting,” the shopkeeper said, his tone softening. “It could possibly be spun favorably. There’s more tolerance these days for those born into less fortunate circumstances. Perhaps even an ironic kind of glamour.”

Bohdan raised an eyebrow and turned to me.

“I told him you helped me with these,” I explained.

Bohdan laughed. “I didn’t do much. But okay, if having a poor Scrudite involved helps you sell more paintings, I’m happy to contribute my unfortunate life story to the cause.”

“What a fine fellow,” the shopkeeper said to me. “I see why you care for him.”

He looked at Bohdan. “You’ll both need to be at the exhibit of course. I’m sure you’ll get lots of questions. Uh, vague is good.” He looked at me. “Perhaps a newer, cleaner version of normal Scrudite attire?”

I nodded.

“What’s wrong with my clothes?” Bohdan said.

“Nothing, but we’re marketing me as your creative wife and you as the embodiment of the new Scrudite chic. And we’re both going to be as nice about it as we can.”

“Got it,” he said.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Sherrie Cronin is the author of a collection of six speculative fiction novels known as 46. Ascending and is now in the process of publishing a historical fantasy series called The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters. A quick look at the synopses of her books makes it

obvious she is fascinated by people achieving the astonishing by developing abilities they barely knew they had.

She’s made a lot of stops along the way to writing these novels. She’s lived in seven cities, visited forty-six countries, and worked as a waitress, technical writer, and geophysicist. Now she answers a hot-line. Along the way, she’s lost several cats but acquired a husband who still loves her and three kids who’ve grown up just fine, both despite how odd she is.

All her life she has wanted to either tell these kinds of stories or be Chief Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise. She now lives and writes in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she admits to occasionally checking her phone for a message from Captain Picard, just in case.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds good, I like the cover.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. sherry1969 says:

    Looks like an interesting book.

    Liked by 2 people

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