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This weekend, I’m continuing a scene from my latest
release, Cosmic Wars, Book 5 of the Grand Masters’ Galaxy.
The Griffins, Violet, Athanor, and their son, Varan, are at
home when their dragon friends visit with their baby, Istros.
You can read last week’s snippet here – https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-taboo-snippet-from-cosmic-wars-for.html
final line was: The dragons’ flare of emotions made Violet hesitate; had she
overstepped a boundary?
[Apologies for minor misuse of grammar to fit 10 sentences.]
“For hundreds of years,” Ythris hissed, “dragons were hunted for their shining scales.”
“I’m sorry,” Violet said, “Is that why dragonlords restrict access to Sythos?”
“One reason,” The Black Dragon whipped his tail, knocking stones off the stream’s bank.
Keeping his tone calm, Athanor said, “I asked Stimon if he could devise an unbreakable container for the silver psi-enhancing liquid. The Nulls’ sonic weapon cracked the casing on our rings, and we lost the protective influence.”
Ythris remained guarded, verging on hostile, yet Violet sensed Istrelle’s attitude softening toward them.
Conscious of the dragons’ mixed emotions via his link with Violet, Athanor shrugged, “No matter; we will not break trust with you.” Apparently unconcerned, he knelt by the gurgling stream and showed the children how to make a boat from a leaf. Little Istros was fascinated by the floating leaf, and poked it with his claws; Varan demanded a second leaf, and dropped it into the stream.
The adult dragons watched in silence as the children played.
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Books in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy:
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To escape the grimy slums of Terra, Tiger Lily travels on a dangerous mission to find a lost colony. She encounters a grim warrior and giant alien arthropods. Has Lily met her match in the tortured man? And who are the real rulers of this strange world?
Intrepid scientist thwarts scaly aliens
Dr. Lucy Stannis leads a quiet life as the chief biologist on the remote planet of Eden until an alien spaceship arrives. She is thrilled to meet the captain, the formidable Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak. The aliens with massive scaled bodies and cold, logical minds, are confident in their superiority to the puny, emotional humans. When conflicts threaten human lives, Lucy must employ all her skills as scientist and covert Terran spy to deduce the aliens’ secret and save the colony.
As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
It's a good thing the dragons are staying calm. Best not to begin a misunderstanding between them.ReplyDelete
Ythris is clever enough to think first unlike his brash father-in-law.Delete
I sure hope that every leaf boat he launches floats rather than sinks. The consequences might be dire.ReplyDelete
As a Grand Master, Athanor could buoy up any sinking leaves.Delete
Nobody, I repeat, nobody wants a disgruntled dragonReplyDelete
Athanor might be up to it, but he wants a favor from the dragons.Delete
I'm glad that conversation stayed somewhat calm.ReplyDelete
They are all rational beings, at least the adults are.Delete
Never had feelings about dragons and yet you've painted a fascinating tale here. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Dragons can be whatever you want.Delete
Great snippet! Also hunting dragons for their scales is potentially giving me a story idea... *light clicks on*ReplyDelete
I'm glad it inspired you!Delete
I love how you're using the children to temper the dragons and the humans. The children can get along, why can't the adults? Good snippet.ReplyDelete
Yes, sneaky isn't it. Wait for next week.Delete
I'm glad that Ythris thinks it through first, rather than reacting with fire and claws. :-)ReplyDelete
It saved him from injury one time. The rasher dragons chased the villainess into a sun.Delete
I know the dragons are calm for now but you never lose sight that they may be angered with one wrong word. Great snippet.ReplyDelete
Istrelle's father would have become enraged at the first hint.Delete
Again, you show very well the opposites - Adults / Children. Well done.ReplyDelete
Sorry to be so late commenting, was on a tight deadline for a book! Good conversation here, I liked the way he stayed calm, didn't force the issue, explained the need and then let the subject rest so the dragons could ponder without losing face or feeling pressured. Really a terrific snippet!ReplyDelete
Athanor has a plan.Delete
Love the innocence of the children playing with leaves while the adult conversation gets nearly hostile.ReplyDelete