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I am still posting snippets from Gargoyle Hunt, Book 3 of Secret Supers.
Danger is the last thing on Estelle’s mind when she visits the University of Oxenford for a summer course. But, mysterious thefts and shadowy figures spur her into action. With Toby five thousand miles away, Estelle and her winged horse must hunt for the culprits alone. Soon they are embroiled in a mixed bag of aliens and ancient magic. Toby’s unexpected arrival throws her into turmoil and spurs events into a climax.
Toby is in London where he has been followed. He walked into an ambush. See last week’s snippet –
Final sentence last week: A large black bird swooped on his attacker, beating its wings at the man’s head and stabbing its cruel beak at his eyes.
(Excuse the slightly creative punctuation)
The mugger staggered aside, flinging up an arm to protect his face. He fired into the sky, missing the swift raven by an arm’s length.
Footsteps thudded toward Toby’s back; he spun on his toes.
Four men rushed him.
Outnumbered, but not outclassed, Toby darted forward. His fist pounded the chest of the foremost attacker, knocking him aside. Dodging the bludgeon swung by the second man, he grabbed a hairy arm and yanked the thug at the gun-wielding goon at his back. They crashed to the ground.
Four down; two to go.
A hazy streak shot past; a man screamed.
Secret Supers, Book 3, Gargoyle Hunt
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I'm curious as to who his attackers are and why he's being attacked.ReplyDelete
I'm sure he is too.Delete
I love that the raven is helping him! Usually ravens are seen as a bad omen. I wonder if this one belong to anyone. Great snippet!ReplyDelete
Probably it does.Delete
"Outnumbered, but not outclassed" - I like this. Interesting snippet today.ReplyDelete
The hazy streak might be good news or it might be bad. You've got me curious which it is.ReplyDelete
I think it's so cool to use a raven to fight. They look like birds that could kick some ass.ReplyDelete
They're clever too.Delete
Quite the action scene and the raven is unusual all right! Great snippet.ReplyDelete
Yet another twist!Delete
"Outnumbered but not outclassed" What a great line!! Nice, tense scene, Aurora!ReplyDelete
I love your fight scenes, Aurora. Love the idea of his raven allyReplyDelete
Thanks! Not that I know much about real fighting apart from squabbling with my brothers.Delete
Toby's doing great, but looks like he's got some serious help!ReplyDelete
You left me wondering who cried out from being shot. Hope it wasn't Toby.ReplyDelete
No. Toby is hearing the scream.Delete
Wow! So much action! Got my heart pumping. Can't wait to read the rest of the fight.ReplyDelete
Well, I guess I'll continue next week.Delete
Outnumbered but not outclassed--nice!ReplyDelete
Loads of action, Aurora. You have me wondering where the raven came from. :-)
You won't find out until near the end of the story. Sorry!Delete
I guess the raven come back to help? He doesn't sound as if he needs any help.ReplyDelete
Maybe. He doesn't know what else is coming.Delete
I agree with some of the others-- "outnumbered but not outclassed" is a great line. It has such a sense of confidence, with a hint of snark. :)ReplyDelete
Don't you love snark?Delete
Thought he was holding his own there, but now I'm curious about who the hazy streak that flew past is.ReplyDelete
Good - look in next week!Delete
Unless that hazy streak is trouble, I think he's got things in hand here. Loving the raven.ReplyDelete
Toby is superstrong, although his current opponents may not know. It's difficult to beat him in a fight.Delete
Nice action scene!ReplyDelete
Love the outnumbered line! I do wonder what the hazy streak was, but I think it's going to prove troublesome for the attackers. I still want to know why they're after him.ReplyDelete
Keep wondering! Answers come slowly in this story.Delete
Fanastic action scene!ReplyDelete