SFFS Snippet for April 21! How do you get to be a wizard?

This snippet is from the third book in the Clan Elves of the Bitterroot series, The Elf Mage, published by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc., (buy links here) available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and all the usual sources.

Here’s the blurb: Daven Talvi made a choice a quarter-century ago to serve the Bitterroot Elf Clan, allowing the Circle of Elders to send him into suspended animation until the queen could be rescued. In doing so, he gave up his mate and his newborn son, sacrificing his own life for that of the clan. It had been a mistake. With the clan now in chaos and the new young queen in hiding, Daven must acknowledge his own errors and take responsibility to set things right. He teams up with Lane Donatelli, a human who has too long used food and computer gaming to feed his own insecurities. Together, they use Lane’s technology with Daven’s innate magical abilities to wage battle against the evil elf mages threatening the clan.

And here’s the snippet:

Daven said, “Before I went into the mountains, I’ll be the first to admit my priorities were not in a proper order.”
“What’s in the mountains?”
“The santwarja, a training ground for those who wish to become mages.”
What a crock. Lane eyed him from behind the laptop. “Really? You just walk in to Mages R Us, and walk out with your Hogwarts diploma?”

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  1. lol, fab last line!

  2. Hee hee, I enjoyed that last line too. :-)

  3. What a crock, indeed! Great snip :)

  4. Hahah! Mages R Us…love it!! Great snippet!!

  5. lol Nice!

  6. cpsingleton42

    “Really? You just walk in to Mages R Us, and walk out with your Hogwarts diploma?” great line! well done.

  7. great snarky humor in this dialog! Loved it.

  8. Yikes, it posted while I was still typing.

    Wanted to add I really am enjoying the humor I’m finding this Saturday!

  9. I love the snark!

  10. I have this strange feeling that Lane’s going to learn a few things.

  11. Yeah, great last line! :-D

  12. Love it! LOL

  13. Lyndi

    Oh, Sue Ann, you’re SOO right. :) Thanks for reading everyone!

  14. Cassandra Davis

    Well no.. Hogwarts is a school or witches and wizards. Mages are different (somehow)
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. Love Lan’s snark. :)

  16. Ha ha. Love the last line.

  17. LOL. Too funny!