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 the beginning of my new story, Cosmic Lock, the 6th book in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy. This series stars Violet Hunter and Athanor Griffin, Grand Masters who can teleport 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. Her partner, Athanor, wakes her from a faint and indicates the unusual volcanic eruption.
Note: Master Stimon’s forge is a cave on the side of the crater and is fueled by hot lava.
You can read last week’s snippet at https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2020/02/master-stimons-work-snippet-from-cosmic.html
In the last line, Violet says, “Master Stimon’s work?”
Please excuse some awkward punctuation to fit.
“Undoubtedly.” He cupped his hands under her chin and his brilliant sapphire gaze bored into her eyes, “Sweet Violet, you are attuned to the amethyst Varan wears; focus on his gem.”
Gathering her strength for a second attempt, she flung her psi senses into Varan’s small crystal. On seeing red flames and feeling blasts of heat, horror rebounded into her mind and she cried, “I see fire.”
Athanor said, “We’ll port to him.”
“Living or dead,” she whispered.
“Fix the location and I’ll shield us,” he wrapped an arm around her waist and teleported to the site she had pinpointed.
They emerged on a cool stone floor with the volcano rumbling under their feet. Steel knives and iron pots hung on racks on the wall. Her spirits brightened; they stood in the Master Smith’s forge and she sensed Varan nearby.
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?
Cosmic Lock is on pre-order at Amazon
I hope to release it well before the listed date.
As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
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This is tense! I hope their son is okay.ReplyDelete
You'll find out next time.Delete
Her spirits brighten after teleporting to a volcano rumbling under their feet? To each their own. ;-)ReplyDelete
She's not afraid of the volcano and senses her son.Delete
Out of one kind of fire, into another fire?? Uh Oh. Nice snippet.ReplyDelete
A blacksmith needs a fire for the forge. Master Stimon uses the heat of the volcano for his work.Delete
That is a bit of a relief, but still, is their son okay?ReplyDelete
Sorry, 10 sentences was too short.Delete
At least they are in a familiar place and she senses her son is there. Altogether a better place than earlier when they didn't know. Great snippet! Tweeted.ReplyDelete
Correct. Thanks for tweeting.Delete
Well that's some progress - whew! Enjoyed the snippet and how briskly the story is moving, but still with much to be explained and dealt with.ReplyDelete
Thank you. They still have to deal with their enemies.Delete
Still have lots of questions--great to keep me turning the page.ReplyDelete
Thanks - that's the idea.Delete
There is always trouble and now she knows their child is well.ReplyDelete
Oh I have got to get me one of those! Commuting would be a breeze. Great snippet, Aurora.ReplyDelete
You mean a teleporter? I agree.Delete
Mom and Dad to the rescue! At least they still sense him so they're in time!ReplyDelete
Yes. he is safe.Delete
Such an intriguing snippet! I love how protective he is of her. Hope they can both protect their most precious possession.ReplyDelete
The couple has survived a lot of troubles together.Delete
I hope this is going to work out for them. We don't know why the child is at this particular location.ReplyDelete
They can guess.Delete
Tense! I haven't even read last week's, but with the intro and the description of the book, I had no problem following along. Well done!ReplyDelete
Great. Thank you.Delete
I hope their son is okay! Keeping my fingers crossed.ReplyDelete
I'm glad she sensed Varan. He's okay then. Whew! I'm not sure about how safe they are right now, though. :-)ReplyDelete
That forge is a scary place.Delete