Tuesday’s Word

Stone Maiden

a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance
lustrous gray; covered with or tinged with the color of silver

Tah glanced up, judging the angle of Sahen and Anumati. In their half phases, both were uncertain of their passions, neither hunting nor fleeing, but enjoying a rare moment of celestial accord that also made the night glimmer with blood and silver light. They washed the trade district, giving it a strangely foreboding air—on this building, a crimson stain and on that one, an argent tracery, as if an alchemist had been spilling potions.

Aguirre, Ann (2009-12-28). Stone Maiden (Kindle Locations 5714-5719). Ann Aguirre. Kindle Edition.

I love Anne Aguirre’s writing. She is so evocative, and her descriptions are so captivating. If you haven’t read Ston Maiden, it is a beautiful, haunting masterpiece. I treasure my copy and turn to it for escape time and again.

Definition from http://www.onelook.com/?w=argent&ls=a


About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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