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I’m posting snippets from the beginning of my new story, Cosmic Lock, the 6th book in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. This series stars Violet Hunter and Athanor Griffin. In the Cosmic Trilogy, books 4-6, they are both Grand Masters with immense powers, including teleporting interstellar distances. They had left their 13-month old son, Varan, in the care of their old tutor, the White Mother Tingu, while they crossed the Cosmic Rift to rescue some abducted children.
When Violet goes to fetch Varan, she finds Tingu’s cottage in flames and fears her son is dead.
You can read last week’s snippet at https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-abyss-beckoned-snippet-from-cosmic.html
The final line was: She teetered on the edge of a black precipice; the abyss beckoned; she fell.
[Please excuse slight misuse of punctuation to fit.]
A gruff voice called, “Violet, my sweetest love, wake up.”
For a bemused second, she stared at the grim face looming over her. Framed in long black hair, his eyes glowed an eerie blue, while a hooked nose and jet-black eyebrows enhanced the fierce mien of Athanor, her lover and psychic partner. His loving concern flooded across their mental link.
Restored to full consciousness, she sensed the dread forced to the recesses of his mind. She opened her eyes, and looked at the cottage; the fires had died out, but the thatched roof was demolished, leaving the shell of four blackened walls and empty windows.
Tears streaked her cheeks and she sobbed, “Varan’s gone; nobody’s in there; nobody alive.”
Simmering with repressed rage, Athanor grated, “When your mind blanked, I blasted the Nulls and ported to you. The cottage is wrecked, but I detected no trace of corpses when I scanned the interior.”
She gripped his forearm, crying, “Have the Nulls stolen our son?”
Grand Masters Violet and Athanor Griffin return from beyond the Cosmic Rift with two shiploads of rescued children and escaped slaves, but their enemies have not been idle in their absence. Avalon is in flames and their little son is missing. Finding him may be the easiest problem for the powerful couple. They must unite the fractious Grand Masters, stop the bloodsucking Ixioths from enslaving sentients, and seal the Rift to prevent new incursions of the vindictive Nulls. Can they overcome the challenges and secure peace for the galaxy?
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I loved how you used the details of his face to slow her return to awareness.ReplyDelete
Also, to remind people who aren't familiar with these characters.Delete
Well, though it's bad, at least now there's a chance they'll see their son again. I agree with Ed on his facial description while she's waking.ReplyDelete
I'm happy it's interesting.Delete
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Great use of description! And I like that you gave her some reprieve from anguish, but the conflict still lurks. Awesome job!ReplyDelete
Yes, conflict will be lurking or active throughout the story.Delete
Amazing conflict happening as we read along. I am enjoying your snippet week after week.ReplyDelete
Well at least he brought some good news! This whole storyline is very intense for sure, definitely one needs to keep reading. Great snippet!ReplyDelete
Yes, the first chapter is intense.Delete
Uh oh - where is the son???ReplyDelete
That is the current question.Delete
Thank goodness there's the hope their son is still alive. How awful for them both, but at least they are both alive and can continue to search. Great snippet!ReplyDelete
Drama with a ray of hope!Delete
Great description in this intense, emotional scene! I truly hope their son will be okay. Very glad no corpses were found.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I'll have to make sure the trauma carries over to the next chapter.Delete
You've wonderfully described the horrible emotions this couple must be going through with the teaser of hope.ReplyDelete
Oh, I hope they find their son is safe and well!ReplyDelete
Soon, although of course not all is well.Delete
Great imagery. Their raw emotions are heart-wrenching tinged with a bit of hope that they may still find their son alive.ReplyDelete
Exactly what I hoped to convey.Delete
Very descriptive, and the fact that there are no bodies gives her some hope.ReplyDelete
Yes, although their enemies have unpleasant ways of treating captives.Delete
I was hoping Varan had taken the baby and gone into hiding. Good description of him.ReplyDelete
Varan is the baby. I'm sure the names are confusing if you haven't read the previous books.Delete
Lots of interesting concepts in this snippet. Let's hope their son is still alive.ReplyDelete
It is a complex world, especially after five earlier books in the series.Delete