Saturday, March 10, 2018

Worthy of Honor - Snippet from RISHALT for #WeWriWa #SciFiRom



Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

I’m posting snippets from Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space.

Blurb
Dr. Nikki Bell is devastated when the Watchers reappear without her alien lover. Why did Kiron return to his home planet without even leaving a message? In search of answers, Nikki jumps at the chance to join the diplomatic team invited to visit the aliens’ home world. On Rishalt, she must contend with the intricacies of Warrish society and an undercurrent of hostility.
Kiron Arqin Ramis is summoned home by his family to the unwanted honor of a new triad and union with a high-ranked female. Unable to forget Nikki, he endures a perilous exile on a wilderness planet instead of complying with his family’s demands. But, the Triarchs have other plans for him.
Stakes are higher than the lives of two individuals. Earth leaders are desperate to acquire the aliens’ interstellar technology, while Warrish dispute the benefit of an alliance with inferiors. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?


Kiron has been summoned to his home planet by his family. Note, in Warrish society, adults form triads, units of three men or three women, often siblings. In last week’s snippet, he met the fake smiles of his six parents – two birth parents and their triad siblings.

His mother’s First, Meldrina, a tall thin woman with a neat cap of orange scales, beckoned to him, “Son, you have proved worthy of honor. We have arranged for you to join the new Gold Helix Triad headed by your brother, Bassath.”
“Has my brother recovered his full health?” Kiron asked, unsure if he desired to form a new triad so soon after the fortunate dissolution of the Red Arrows. His memories of his abusive First were still too raw, and he had not spoken to Bassath for years. 
Wassath, Bassath’s father, exclaimed genially, “Of course my senior son is well. He is eager to see you.”
Kiron bowed. “I shall be happy to speak with Bassath.” That much was true; he could gauge whether his brother favored the new triad and perhaps learn his view of the advantages.

 Rishalt

Rishalt is available for $2.99
Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.


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28 comments:

  1. Sounds like more conflict is to come.

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    1. Of course. This is just the second chapter of the book!

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  2. It'll be interesting to read the conversation between the two brothers. I sense they don't really see eye-to-eye

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    1. They chat later in the chapter, and you are correct.

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  3. Oh boy, this whole situation is fraught with drama!

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  4. Nice way to buy himself some time and keep the relationships running smoothly...for now. Great snippet!

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    1. Kiron is fond of his brother, although they have grown apart.

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  5. Wow! This sounds like a complicated family life.

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    1. Absolutely. And it gets more complicated.

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  6. I don't envy that family dynamic. Just sayin'. ;)

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    1. Ditto. They're ambitious and he isn't.

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  7. Poor Kiron. He's really been through the mill! And it continues.

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    1. Of course - he is possibly my most abused and humble hero.

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  8. I'm so glad you explained the family structure. Very confusing. This is a good snippet. He's stalling for time before committing to something he might regret. Smart.

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    1. Exactly. And he's going to have to stall even more. What's coming next is worse than reuniting with his brother.

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  9. I like the sound of the adult triads. That should, in theory, bring balance to decision-making. Or does it just lead to more discord?
    I like the way Kiron agrees to talk to Bassath without committing himself one way or the other.

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    1. The triad system gives people companions. Kiron was forced into a triad in the first book, and suffered for it.
      I'm afraid he's stalling for most of the story!

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  10. I don't blame Kiron for not wanting to commit himself too soon, and he's being quite diplomatic. I'm hoping things will work out for him.

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    1. He tries to be diplomatic, but he is also conflicted in his desire to be honorable.

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  11. I think he is smart to think this through.

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    1. He is smart, but also bound to honor his parents' wishes.

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  12. Sounds like a complicated relationship.

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    1. Maybe not as much as it seems. Defer to your elders ie parents or the First of your triad.

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  13. Something tells me he's right to be cautious.

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  14. Interesting change of direction for the story.

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    1. Actually it is the driving force behind the story.

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