I was tagged by Christi J. Whitney in the 777 challenge (Do check out her Romany Outcast series btw – really enjoyed #1) So here are the 7 lines after line 7 from page 7 of the latest Nicely Strongoak book – which I finished 7 months ago! (Publishing does not move quickly sometimes) . I’d love to give you the title, but these things can be subject to change – for shorthand it’s called KELS though. So make of that what you will!
“I drove down a long, tree-lined avenue – there is no other sort in Tall Trees – and pulled up on a gravel forecourt, leaving my wagon with a flunky. At least I’m guessing he was a flunky – all elves look like they just climbed out of the same enchanted pool of unicorn widdle to me. He took my Dragonette ’57 somewhere more discreet, in case even a certified classic steam wagon lowered the tone of the neighbourhood, and I took the elevator up the tree. Way up the tree.
I found a steward waiting for me in the entrance hall. ‘Is Master Dwarf the detective?’ he asked. Was this guy tugging my topknot? Did he maybe think I was selling cleaners door-to-door in Elfland?”
Well, it’s 7 lines in Word anyway!
I tagged Graeme Keith Talboys, Gerrard Cowan and Tim Lees, who I am also enjoying currently.