Friday, June 12, 2015

#SFFSat snippet #3 from WIP Book 2 in Grand Master's Trilogy

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy snippets exchanged by writers.
My contribution this week comes from my WIP, Book 2 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy, the Grand Master’s Game. This snippet continues from last week's.

She stared at the box and remarked, “It’s not very sensitive. I bet it won’t click if you shield tightly. Can I try it?”
“If you wish,” Athanor cocked his eyebrow and the glow in his eyes dimmed under the shield.
Her mouth curved into a bright smile and she hit the obvious switch on the back of the box. Nothing! The Professor stared at the box as if he willed it to signal. Violet waved a hand over the box and produced a weak click. It rose to a staccato beat as her hand paused on top, and then subsided slowly as she shielded. She shot a triumphant glance at Athanor.
“Clever little pawn,” he said and stretched out his arms. The clicking raced. Violet’s feet left the ground and she flew into his arms, twisting to stand beside him and face the desk.
Her laughter bubbled from the exhilaration of the flight. She joked, “My Grand Master likes to flaunt his powers.”

Previous excerpts can be read at:
May 30:  

Book 1, Grand Master's Pawn is on sale for 99c this weekend:

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Your comments are welcome.