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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, 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?
I hope to release it well before the listed date.
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