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I’m continuing the story in Cosmic Lock. At present, I am plodding through edits/rewriting the current draft of the book.
Over the past weeks, my snippets covered much of the first chapter. To summarize, Violet and Athanor Griffin returned (at the end of the previous book) to find their 13-month old son, Varan, in danger. Null raiders had burned Mother Tingu’s cottage while she was looking after Varan. At the end of this dramatic scene, the Griffin family and Tingu teleported to the Griffin’s castle.
You can read last week’s snippet at https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-griffins-castle-snippet-from-cosmic.html
I’ve skipped a couple of chapters. This scene opens with the same characters. Note, the antagonistic relationship between Athanor and Tingu began when he was a boy and her naughty pupil. He was, and still is, prone to teleport out of trouble. Marriage to Violet has improved his attitude.
At breakfast on the following morning, Athanor winked at Violet as he bounced Varan on his lap. “If you wish, Violet, I’ll accompany you to the Academy to assess the condition of the children we rescued from the technos’ compound.”
Grinning at him, she said, “Flashy, I’d love to have your company.”
The White Mother groused, “What about my new cottage?”
Athanor said, “Hanuman has graciously agreed to lend his powers for the construction. He will join me on Avalon this afternoon.”
Tingu took a sip of tea, carefully replacing the cup on its saucer, before she replied, “In that case, I suppose I can watch your mischievous child.”
“Excellent. We’ll go as soon as you’re ready.”
A few extra lines for your amusement:
Note: Italics denote telepathic exchanges.
Varan giggled and demanded, “Out.”
Athanor lifted the boy off his lap, saying, “Yes, Varan, we’ll play on the patio until the ladies have finished their breakfasts.”
Violet telegraphed her amusement, “Do you think Tingu will finish faster without you?”
“Exactly my idea. She can’t provoke me with her tardiness when I’m have fun with our son.”
His idea proved to be correct. Within five minutes, Tingu had drained her cup and declined Violet’s offer to pour more tea. Leaving Zoe to wash the dishes, the two women joined Athanor and the toddler in the garden.
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.
Final days for the 99c special price for Grand Master’s Trilogy
Epic SciFi / Fantasy Adventure and Romance
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