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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. Once I finish this round of edits, I plan to put it on pre-order.
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 couple of chapters to introduce the mythical blacksmith in this series. 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.
Violet and Athanor Griffin have taken their son, Varan, to visit the Smith. Athanor has a commission for Stimon.
[Edited and punctuated to fit]
The Griffin family emerged on the rock ledge protruding from the precipitous side of the volcanic crater. The repeated thud of a hammer came from the forge at the back of the ledge.
Athanor’s deep voice boomed above the crackling lava, “Master Stimon.”
The hammering ceased. In a moment, the Master Smith walked out of the forge. His long gray beard hung over his brown leather apron; a true dwarf, he was even shorter than petite Violet.
Stroking his bearded chin, he said, “By the hammer of Tubal Ilmarinen, the Griffins have survived against all odds.” He bowed to each Grand Master in turn, “You are a welcome sight, Grand Masters and your baby son.” A shower of hot sparks arced over their heads like fireworks, hissing as they dissipated in the cooler air.
Safe in his mother’s arms, Varan gazed openmouthed at the fiery fountain.
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