What a great sneak peek at a book that promises lots of conflict, broken bones and action. But I especially liked the scene-setting too,
"it seared into his bones, electrified his muscles, drove pure oxygen deep into his
lungs, exploded his vision to infinity. Everything grew clear. He sat on the snow. It felt warm and cradling, fit his body like a glove. He looked out over the vast horizon, the great sweeping white plateaus, the raw black peaks and tree-thick ridges under the near-black sky, and sensed the magnificence of it all."
I could almost feel the snow under me, almost feel the sharp cold and see those dark ominous trees. I was immersed in merely an excerpt, but it sure didn't feel like it.