In today’s snippet from Lady Midnight, Mark Blackthorn talks about his younger brothers and sisters:
Mark whirled on them. His eyes were blind, unseeing. “You bring the twins in front of me and you kill them over and over. My Ty, he doesn’t understand why I can’t save him. You bring me Dru and when she laughs to see the fairytale castle, all ringed round with hedges, you throw her against the thorns until their pierce her small body. And you bid me wash in Octavian’s blood for the blood of an innocent child is magic under the Hill.”
Cassie herself called the snippet ‘grimmish’ and also noted that “not all snippets make it into the finished work but they are parts of later drafts”.
It looks like Mark is confronting someone, maybe a faerie? What are your guesses? Sound off in the comments.
The Dark Artifices: Lady Midnight will be released in 2015/16.