Saturday, March 17, 2018

Our backwater solar system - Snippet from RISHALT #SciFi Romance for #WeWriWa



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, Kiron parents informed him, “We have arranged for you to join the new Gold Helix Triad headed by your brother, Bassath.”
You can read last week’s snippet here – https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2018/03/worthy-of-honor-snippet-from-rishalt.html
I have skipped a few lines to give you the crux of the problem (in Kiron’s perspective).

Every minute, Kiron grew more suspicious. Surely, he had not been recalled merely for the sake of a new triad? His parental hexad must anticipate some gain beyond conciliating the brother he had not spoken to in four years.
The attack came from Meldrina as the highest ranked of his parents, “The Triarchs’ favor has garnered a superior reward for you and the Gold Helix. Our noble Triarch Rostras has approved your new triad for union with three of his granddaughters.” 
Swallowing his protest, Kiron stared at the wall, oblivious of its mural of a tree with magenta blossoms. How could he mate with another woman when he desired only Nikki? Yet, how could he complain about his family’s arrangements? They had negotiated a match of the highest quality, a superior union in the complex politics of Rishalt. As an alien without a triad, Nikki had no status in Warrish society, and she could never be acceptable to his traditionalist family; she was merely a primitive native of a backwater solar system.

 Rishalt

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Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.


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 Hawk

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30 comments:

  1. Oh, will Kiron go against his family's arrangements? I wonder... Nice snippet!

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  2. Quite the dilemma he's facing, with so many facets to it. Excellent excerpt!

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    1. Thanks - it's a major dilemma for a man of honor.

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  3. Yes, I wondered if there was an arranged marriage on the horizon. This does complicate things :)

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    1. Of course. In Warrish tradition, he is bound to obey his family. But, they haven't paid much attention to him for four years.

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  4. Interesting. Now what will Kiron do? Poor Nikki.

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  5. I hope he can find a way around this decision and be with the one he wants.

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    1. Eventually - after a few twists and turns.

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  6. An unfortunate clash of cultures from poor Nikki's point of view - and a real dilema for Kiron. Great snippet!

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  7. Makes me wonder if love plays any role in this alien culture. If not, is he an anomaly for being able to feel love.

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    1. What is love? Even today, some cultures have arranged marriages.

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  8. Looks like he's going to have to make some hard decisions pretty soon. I like the "backwater solar system" description.

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    1. Yes, although he'll try to defer the decision.

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  9. What a dilemma. Satisfy his family or marry the one he loves. A lot of people in our "backward solar system" have the same problem. I hope he chooses love. Good snippet.

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  10. Well I'm looking forward to reading how he goes against his family, though I'm imagining there will be some pain involved. :-(

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  11. Enjoyed the snippet. I’m curious to know more

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  12. He is getting three of the granddaughters, that sounds like they are trying to bribe him with women.

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    1. Well - the marriage is arranged between the triad of three granddaughters and the triad of Kiron with his brother and another man. So 3 men and 3 women, generally matched in pairs. Kiron's older brother will be the First of the male triad and marry the First (eldest) of the granddaughters. Presumably Kiron would become Second and be engaged to the Second of the granddaughters. The triad system is complicated.

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  13. Oh that's not good. No one likes change and he wants the biggest changes of all. Great snippet, Aurora.

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