Tracy Falbe is the author of two fantasy series, The Rys Chronicles and Rys Rising. She just published her sixth novel Savage Storm: Rys Rising Book II. She published her first book in 2005, so she's a veteran indie. :)
From Savage Storm: Rys Rising Book II by Tracy Falbe
In this scene Cruce and Rayden prepare for a siege…
At the village smithy, they found a stone wheel with which to hone their weapons, and Rayden learned that every single arrow was already on the walls with other archers. His quiver would stay empty.
“Have to do this one the hard way,” Rayden sighed and drew his sword and applied it to the sharpening stone while Cruce spun it with the foot paddle.
“Thanks for saving me,” Cruce said belatedly.
Rayden did not look up from his sharpening. “You don’t have to thank me, Cruce,” he said.
Cruce fell silent. Rayden was right. Taking care of each other was what they were supposed to do. Rayden stopped to examine his sword’s blade and deemed it good. Cruce stopped spinning the sharpening stone and said, “If I die, you can have my house in Kahtep.”
“Don’t talk like that,” Rayden said sternly. True disapproval crinkled his happy boyish face. “I’m not a friend you need to buy.”
“I didn’t mean it like that,” Cruce said, really regretting if he had caused offense.
Rayden slid his sword into its scabbard. “I’m not your friend because of what you have,” he said.
The sentiment touched Cruce. A trustworthy friend was a great treasure. Inspired by rowdy nights in easier times, Cruce’s sense of humor nudged his gloominess. “So you don’t want the house?” he asked.
Grinning, Rayden replied, “I can’t afford the taxes.”
Falbe recommends that people read her novels in the order they were written. Luckily the first part Rys Rising: Book I is a free ebook at her website. http://www.falbepublishing.com/braveluck/free-fantasy-ebook-rys-rising.html
She has also published every chapter as a blog novel to make it easy to read online from anywhere. http://falbepublishing.com/rys-rising/
Or people can look for it at popular online ebook retailers where it is priced very low.
Savage Storm: Rys Rising Book II is available for $4.95 worldwide at:
Kindle US http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060WV96Q
Kindle UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0060WV96Q
Kindle Germany https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0060WV96Q
Kindle France https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0060WV96Q