Friday, October 23, 2015

Wedding interruptions continue - Snippet for #SFFSat from Grand Master's Mate

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.
My contribution this week is from my WIP, Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy. This scene, the interrupted wedding, takes place early in the book. I apologize for the repetition to anyone from weekend writing warriors. Violet and Athanor are at the wedding of her friends, Tessa and Phineas. The Red Queen Morrigu has crashed the wedding.
Last week, the snippet ended with Athanor dropping his disguise to protect the wedding guests. You can read it here:

His mind merged with Violet’s and he griped, “She looks more devilish than ever.
Let me help.” Pressing her hand on his shoulder, Violet supplemented his energy. Athanor concentrated on protecting the innocent attendees of the ceremony from Morrigu and from his own deadly psi emissions. He couldn’t easily attack Morrigu at the same time.
Athanor commented to Violet, “Her fourth arm’s a fake. You severed it in the battle and she cannot easily generate a new one.”
Swinging towards Athanor’s tall figure, Morrigu yelled, “Griffin, you’re a voidal, half-blind fool, protecting the unpowered norms. By Ragnar’s fire, I’ll blast your remaining eye and slaughter your puny pawn.” 
A tsunami of red psi energy smashed against Athanor.
His hatred congealing into icy steel, Athanor stood firm, holding the psychic screen over the wedding attendees. Grimacing in fury, the Red Queen zapped red rays at Athanor, again and again. Her attacks were futile. She was unable to penetrate his shield, strengthened by his link with Violet.
An impasse.

Books 1 & 2 are published.
Grand Master’s Pawn:
Grand Master’s Game:

Please return to and read the other snippets.
Your comments are welcome as always.


  1. This scene gives 'battle of wills' a whole new meaning ;) I really like how this scene has all the energy of a traditional action scene, but the unique twist of non-physical weapons.

    1. It is fun to write these scenes.

    2. I do love a good battle scene, especially when your heroes are handicapped by trying to play the protector.

    3. Oops...using my phone, and put my previous comment as a response... :-\

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    5. I do love a good battle scene, especially when your heroes are handicapped by trying to play the protector.

  2. I love the description of a tsunami of psi energy - a very evocative image!

  3. Great description of the battle. Now he just has to figure a way out of the psi-trap.

    1. Without letting the roof collapse on everyone.

  4. I loved 'A tsunami of red psi energy...'