Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday. Sample the work of a new author. Read snippets of stories in different genres.
I’m continuing from my current work, Karrik, Book 6 of SciFi series, Taxyon Space. If all goes well, I plan to submit the book for pre-order soon.
Over the past few weeks, I posted snippets from the first chapter where the crippled Karrik is unhappily confined to a room in a hospice run by the Pearl Sisters on the aliens’ home world of Rishalt. You can read last week’s excerpt at: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2023/01/a-forlorn-cry-excerpt-from-karrik.html
This week I’m moving to the next chapter. This chapter introduces Karrik’s brother Alarik and his human companions. Their story began in Book 4, Alarik.
Many lightyears away in the Earther solar system, two people stepped into a quantum transporter on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.
The fleeting tickle vanished and the haze dissipated to reveal the vestibule of the Amethyst Starship. Clasping Phoebe’s hand, Alarik Kenton Tallis steered her out of the Qtrans alcove. Phoebe Wong, an Earther from the Martian colonies, had traveled with him on the space ferry to Europa and become his lover.
Glancing at him, Phoebe gave a tremulous smile. Her eyes shining with excitement, she murmured, “That felt really weird.”
“It always does,” Alarik said. “Our bodies were fractured into quanta and reintegrated here on the Amethyst Star.”
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“The Prime’s starship.” She touched the copper bracelet on her wrist, his gift and token of his love. “I’m glad you’re coming with us. I’d be terrified to face Prime Jadel alone.” They were traveling to Rishalt because the supreme Prime had summoned the three people associated with the recovery of a mysterious Eekrepisth object. As a precaution, the alien treasure was concealed in Phoebe’s bracelet.
He pressed her fingers. “By the Great Mother’s grace, I’m grateful we were not forced apart. Triarch Webale might have ordered me to resume my disguise and fly to Earth.”
Phoebe replied brightly, “And I could be on the starship with
the colonists going to Zeta Three.” She shook her head. “I’d rather be with
you.” Chuckling, she said, “Even though you’re not fabulously wealthy Rick
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Enjoyed the conversation between them. lots of info coming through.ReplyDelete
Thanks. This section is backstory heavy, although I expect that most people will have read the previous books in the series.Delete
nice excerpt, and the covers are so good!ReplyDelete
Thanks. The covers are 'eye-catching'Delete
The banter gives insight into their relationship better than exposition could. Nice job.ReplyDelete
Yes. I prefer to minimize exposition when possible.Delete
Enjoyed the snippet, they go together so well and you present the realities of the worldbuilding smoothly too.ReplyDelete
thank you. It hints at a lot of backstory, most of which is relevant to this book.Delete
Nope - don't think I want to be fractured into a bazillion little pieces and then glued back together again. Tweeted.ReplyDelete
lol - Wouldn't you like to travel instantaneously to a distant place?Delete
They have wonderful chemistry. Just imagine being able to travel like that...ReplyDelete
Right. I'd love to be able to teleport to another place.Delete
You reveal a lot about their relationship and the situation in this snippet. Nice.ReplyDelete
Thanks. They met in book 4, Alarik, but their story continues in this book.Delete
This is a sweet interplay. A bit bittersweet because of its undercurrents of how frail their chance to be together was. Even the way the teleporter is described, it hints at that chance of loss...ReplyDelete
an interesting insight and correct about their earlier life.Delete
BTW, just to let you know, when I tried to click on one of the books on your sidebar, it's going to a dead site...ReplyDelete