Lyse writes to her great-aunt

She has made strange and scary friends… Dear Auntie Senthi, I’m writing this letter because we’ve had another adventure! Captain Khushal is bringing it, as soon as they’ve repaired their ship, which got damaged in the big storm. I hope the storm didn’t do too much damage in Sarabal! It…

Ships arrive!

Also, a real adventure at last. I’ve decided. I’m going to get pregnant!!! If only to please Fekemme’s dad and piss off his mum! And I’ll have a huge belly when we arrive in Baraz, so, there! Well, maybe that would be stupid. But I’m still not sure I’m not…

A letter from the king of Velihas

He knew his wife was writing and added a note to his daughter-in-law. Dear Lyse, I know that Fekemme will read his mother’s letter to you, but don’t be too intimidated: the horn is sharper than the hoof, or as you Valdyans would say, her bark is worse than her…

A letter from the queen of Velihas

She doesn’t know about the king’s letter, at least didn’t know about it when she wrote this. Fekemme, I heard the news of your elopement when I got back after an unsuccessful attempt to secure a Valdyan princess for you. The princesses of Valdyas have the proper ancestry, but the…

A letter to Fikmet

From Sarabal! Sarabal Hi Fikmet! How are you doing? I hope you are fine. I hope your mum is also fine! I am doing fine, too. I hope you’ve kept up with the Valdyan letters because this is going to be a looooooong letter! Because I was so busy being…

Married!

Lenay is still a pretty stupid place! We had to sort of sneak through, and hide Athal, Raisse and the children in one of the Order hidey-holes! We did manage to quickly visit the wine guy, and he did marry Aunt Aine! That was awesome, and we got our wine,…

A letter to Baron Aldin of Lenay

Lyse definitely has manners! Dear Baron Aldin and also dear aunt Halla, How are you doing? I hope you are fine. I am fine, too. I am writing you to say sorry for letting your harbour master fall in the water. I promise I will not do it again, if…

On the river

I thought the rest of the month would be boring, compared to Fikmet getting her mum back! And with just the two of us. But it wasn’t — I guess Fekemme and me, we can sort of settle! We did our work, and worked hard, and had pie together and…

A BIG THING!

A lot of other things that happened can’t be in this episode because they happened without Lyse present, and if Fekemme writes it Lyse will want to read it. But All Will Come Clear, later. Just when we had got used to living in the palace something BIG happened. Well,…

Helping the king

When we were done sanding the building bricks, and had taken a bath (my hair is once again bright flaming red!) we finally went to the palace. It wasn’t so hard to find, it was right in the middle of Valdis, we only had to go back on our steps…