Possession in bite-sized morsels

Zier Citadel

Note: “Possession” was the working title for Pawns of Zier.

Zier Citadel
Reminiscent of the Citadel in my made-up desert city of Zier.

The revisions for Possession are complete, and in the hands of my beta reader! (And that reminds me that I really need to start thinking of an actual title soon…)

Anyway, this is my somewhat dark fantasy novel placed in a conquered desert city, about a dying woman who possesses a male officer’s body in order to live on—and ends up committing crimes. Meanwhile he’s working for the conquerors while spying for the Resistance, and needless to say he wants to keep his body for himself. 🙂 Problems ensue, and the future of the city hangs in the balance of course.

I thought it would be fun to see some bite-sized morsels from the book that I’ve been sharing in #1linewed on Twitter, in a roughly chronological order. And some inspirational pictures while we’re at it.


The tension in his bones drained away as the decision firmed in his mind. He was going to break his oath and become a traitor.

Might be a building in Zier…


She glanced back down, registering what she hadn’t quite grasped in the first panicked moments. She was a man.


“But that execution… It must’ve been difficult to see.”
Idh had been there for the infamous burning? “Not a pretty way to go.”


“Ten will get you too drunk to teach me anything. You can have three, and that’s final.”




They were quite a few hiding beneath the temple. Witches, young and old, all crammed together and smelling accordingly.


“Cut off the right foot then. That leg’s not worth much anyway.”Her hands trembled as she pulled off her boot.

Colorful scarfs
Pretty scarfs like these come in handy when Ehna starts sacrificing bits of herself to take over Idh’s body…

And there you have it. Anyone else want to have a go?

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