Saturday, May 19, 2018

Declared Dead - Snippet from Cosmic Wars for #WeWriWa #SciFi Fantasy



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I’m continuing snippets from my WIP. Cosmic Wars is Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy, and continues the adventures of Violet and Athanor Griffin, the super psychic Grand Masters.

Draft Blurb
Grand Master Athanor Griffin has escaped from beyond the Cosmic Rift and he is eager to tackle his enemies - after he has relaxed with Violet and their baby son. Their peaceful family reunion does not last for long. The Council has declared Athanor dead and its members are fighting for his position as Chair. Hordes of bloodsucking Ixioth slavers threaten galactic civilization, and a new enemy has emerged from the alternate universe, an enemy immune to the Grand Masters’ psychic powers. Soon, the dynamic couple are swamped by pleas for help. Athanor swears to crush the insectoid Ixioths and expel the Nulls from the galaxy, while Violet has vowed to save the captive children of Cinerea. Can the two Griffins reconcile their divergent promises, or must they separate to rescue the prisoners and defeat the invading armies?

I’m continuing the first part of the story (unpolished and may change.) Any suggestions to improve my blurb and initial lines are especially welcome.
I’ve skipped a few lines from last week. You can read last week’s snippet here: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2018/05/odd-alien-senses-snippet-from-cosmic.html

A column of pink mist formed in the middle of the room, and quickly resolved into the flower Grand Master, Amarylla Threeleaf. The Wistralian’s three giant petals were tightly furled in a long bud above her short stalk and tangle of brown rootlets.
She opened her petals, wafting the scent of roses. Their translators rendered her greeting, “Griffin Grand Masters, your brilliant presence sweetens sap of Brightness Amarylla.”
A courteous host, Athanor stood to give a formal bow, and waved his hand in a cordial gesture, “Welcome to my castle, Grand Master Threeleaf. I am grateful for your generosity in guiding the Council during my absence.”
Her petals paled, and Amarylla’s leaves rustled, “Absence of Griffin Chair sprouted thorns on Council.” 
Sparking blue fire from his eyes, Athanor grunted, “Hades, I guessed as much. Tell us the bad news.” 
“After Grand Master Violet blew into the Cosmic Rift, not fifteen Terran days passed before Council declared Griffin dead.”



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 Cat

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 Lady

The Lady is Blue, Book 1 of Atrapako on Eden
Intrepid scientist solves mystery of scaly aliens.
Dr. Lucy Stannis leads a quiet life as the chief biologist in the remote human colony on Eden until an alien spaceship arrives. She is thrilled to meet the captain, the formidable Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak. But, arrogant scaled Atrapako disdain the puny humans. Conflicts between the cultures threaten the whole population as well as her friendship with Sa Kamizan. Lucy must employ her skills as a covert Terran spy to discover the aliens’ secret and save the colony.
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26 comments:

  1. I love the imagery in this, and the imaginative characterisation., as well as the way you're building the tension!

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    1. Amarylla is one of my favorite creations.

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  2. Love the scene and the petals. https://theglobaldig.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks. A pretty effect, although she is a Grand Master and as deadly as the Griffin couple.

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  3. Very atmospheric, with a nice hint of conflict at the very end.

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    1. Thanks. The major conflicts are introduced in the next paragraphs.

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    1. Thank you. Her mannerisms are fun to compose.

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  5. But obviously she doesn't believe him to be dead. Great scene!

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    1. She might have believed it until she learned of his rescue.

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  6. I love the translations of Amarylla's speech. And the image of this giant plant gives the feeling that she's both beautiful and deadly. Tweeted

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  7. Fantastic description of Amarylla. I like the hint of trouble at the end.

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  8. You didn't miss a trick what with the PLANT-WOW!! and so much more. Good job.
    My snippet today is titled "More C.R. Grows Up"

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  9. Wow, Amarylla seems fascinating. You write the best creatures!

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    1. Thank you. This series is full of weird creatures.

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  10. Well she certainly brought bad news but he needs to hear it! I love love love your aliens...all the details of Amarylla's appearance and how she speaks are so wonderful! Terrific snippet...

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  11. Love the description of Amarylla. I'm intrigued to know more about the hint of trouble you suggest at the end. Great snippet.

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    1. They will face a host of "troubles", although most of them began in the previous book.

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  12. Nice description of Amarylla Threeleaf ... a nice contrast to the news she's bringing.

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  13. I love this - the description is so vivid! So pretty. Yep, pretty, that's the best word for it. I suspect Amarylla isn't just pretty. I'm thinking, not to be trifled with.

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    1. Precisely. She's a pretty, giant flower who can blast you to pieces.

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