I’m not called beren Ada, I am beren Ada. In the country of Layounna, where I’m from, we take our mothers’ names. My mother was Ada — I was born of Ada — so I’m Kinnan beren Ada.
Yes, the Ada. Ada beren Cinnie, the late kinninger. Not that that was ever important to me.
Oh, you laugh, but it’s true. I was raised as the son of a silversmith, and that’s all I ever wanted to be. I did my time in the Citizen’s Militia, but I was glad to get back to the smithy and the shop. All I ever wanted to do was make housewares and ornaments out of silver.
I took up the sword again in the name of my sister, and only for her sake. And to defy that snake, Landry. I’d give up more than my peace and my livelihood to frustrate him — and that poisonous mother and sister of his.
Bah! Everything comes back to them! Where’s Farukh when I need him, to spin a tale to dazzle and distract my mind?
I’ll tell you where Farukh is, Kinnan: in the SAGE trilogy, same as you. And Landry, and your sister, and his sister, and his mother. Ptui! I spit on them, and on their creator. Oh, wait, that was I. Never mind.
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A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Who is the thorn in your main character’s side?