Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dragon Scales - Snippet from COSMIC WARS for #WeWriWa #SciFi Fantasy



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!

This weekend, I’m continuing snippets from Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ GalaxyI’ll probably skip the next two weeks since I’ll be away in California.

Blurb
Violet and Athanor Griffin reunite with their baby son after escaping from the world beyond the fiery Cosmic Rift, but they find no respite from troubles. The Council of Grand Masters has declared Athanor dead, and are fighting for the leadership 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 psychic forces. The dynamic couple is soon swamped with pleas for help. Athanor’s vow to crush the insectoid Ixioths and expel the Nulls hits the major obstacle of locating the enemy. The teleportal web enables their allied enemies to make rapid strikes and escape to an unknown base, somewhere in the galaxy. Violet has a different perilous challenge. Her promise to rescue the children captured on Cinerea means she must brave the dreadful Rift and lose her psychic powers. Can the two Griffins reconcile their divergent promises, or must they separate for the tasks of rescuing the prisoners and defeating the slavers?
Join the psychic superstars on this epic adventure, meet aliens of all stripes, and of course, the fabulous dragons of Sythos.

Stimon, the Master Smith, runs a forge inside the crater of an active volcano. He makes various devices for the Grand Masters, and perhaps for others.
Continuing from last week, Violet and Athanor Griffin have commissioned new wedding rings from Stimon, the Master Smith.
Please excuse irregular punctuation to fit.

“Show me the damaged ring,” Stimon held out his callused hand.
Violet eased the ring off her finger and indicated its cracked orb.
Pointing his forefinger at her ring, the Master Smith asked, “What caused that fracture?”
“The trolls, the same ones who trapped Athanor, have a sonic weapon. It broke the casing and the silver fluid dripped out, leaving me vulnerable to the anti-psi black stones.”
“I remember the repulsive stones,” He lowered his bushy eyebrows in a frown.
“Can you devise a better container?” Athanor asked. 
The Master Smith stared down at the roiling lava, “Grand Master, I used the toughest material available. Only one substance is superior; the scales of a dragon might possibly be impervious to the trolls’ weapon.”

 Cosmic Wars

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 Europa

June 15-28: Europa 
SciFi adventure & alien romance. Daredevil scientist and abused alien in perilous alliance.  
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Fantasy adventure & romance. Superheroes with quirky animal sidekicks tackle murderous villains in three thrilling adventures with a dash of romance.
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31 comments:

  1. Oh no pressure then - first find your dragon! :)

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    1. They know a few dragons, but not if they'd be willing to part with their scales.

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  2. Sounds like a journey is in store to get the dragon scales. Nice snippet!

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  3. Interesting about the dragon scales ... great snippet.

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  4. Only an itsy bitsy Dragon!Love your snippet.

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    1. Right! Their dragons are large and fierce.

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  5. I remember the dragons! Great peek at the book, TY.

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    1. Good - I've introduced another dragon in this book.

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  6. This just got a lot more challenging! Good snippet.

    Enjoy your time in CA!

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    1. Of course, and this might be the least of their problems.
      Thanks!

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  7. Love me some dragons! Must have scales for my next jewelry purchase. You weave a tangled and intriguing web, Aurora!

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  8. And off we go to find a dragon willing to shed some scales, I'm betting! Really a fun excerpt today...

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    1. Thank you.
      Not yet, they have another task.

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  9. A quest is coming up! Hopefully, no dragons will be harmed in the process. :p

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    1. The dragons are more likely to harm them - they dislike humans.

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  10. So at some point they'll be off in search of a dragon? Cool.

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    1. Well, there's a little twist to the "quest".

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  11. Sounds like a rare and probably expensive item. I’ll be interested to see if they get their hands on one.

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    1. Thank you. This world has many fantastic creatures.

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    1. Love the world building. Dragons. Can't wait.

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    2. Actually, this is a side story not the main quest.

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  14. Love your world building. Dragons. Can't wait.

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  15. Oh, yeah. Just find a dragon and ask for a scale. That's a challenge.

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    1. They have dragon friends, but don't know if they'll be willing to part with a scale or two!

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