Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday, August 13th, 2011: damn know-it-all healers

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From Bellica, part one:

“How did you…”

“I’m a healer,” Ghia said, cleaning the bloody cut on the bellica’s hand. “I know everything.” Yarrow snarled, and Ghia would have laughed if it wouldn’t have spoiled the effect. “You know you should be more careful with your hands, as Caelum says. This isn’t the first time you’ve come in here with injuries to them.”

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14 thoughts on “Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday, August 13th, 2011: damn know-it-all healers

  1. gayleramage

    An intriguing snippet. Am wondering if he’s been in a fight.

    Welcome to SFFSat, btw. Nice to ‘meet’ you. 🙂

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  2. Hi! A pleasure to meet you here on SFFSat (though I think we’re already connected on Twitter).

    And a great six — you mange to get a lot of genre, characterisation and history into these few lines! Well done! 🙂

    Ian

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    • Katje

      It’s a running joke in the book that the healers/medical officers are insufferable know-it-alls, quite crazy, and pretty much in charge of everyone. 😉

      And thank you.

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    • Katje

      Ghia is AWESOME. She’s definitely my favourite character. I love writing her chapters. She’s 19 years old and bosses around all the other characters, who are usually in their thirties. And they take it, because she’s a healer. It’s great. ^_^

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    • Katje

      Bellica is a word I coined for this book/world — it comes from the Latin word for war and means “general”. In this world, it’s the highest rank in the military and thus one only a woman can reach. 🙂

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