Friday, July 3, 2015

Snippet for #SFFSat Grand Master's Game

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy snippets exchanged by writers.
My contribution this week comes from Book 2 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy, the Grand Master’s Game. I'm continuing from last week when they were stuck on Moon Station with broken portals. 

Kondric pulled off the headpiece of his suit, wrinkled his nose and nodded. Following his example, Violet rolled off the headpiece and sniffed cautiously. She identified the stale smell of recycled air.
The workmen placed their toolboxes by the nearest portal cylinder and swung the door open. Kondric watched them with interest. Shaking back his long hair, Athanor wandered over to the transparent barrier separating the inner ring from the outer terminal. Violet gazed beyond the outer ring of the station to the crater pocked surface of the moon. Nearby, she spotted the blue-tinted dome of the low gravity sanatorium, and in the distance, the cranes and towers of the mining operations.
The hiss of air alerted her. Rotating towards the sound, Violet saw the air-locked door to the next section of the ring slide aside. Massive creatures bounded through the door. Twice the size of a man, they were a nightmare cross of spider and wasp with eight legs, stubby wings, yellow and black stripes, and huge mandibles like a pair of scythes. They were inhumanly fast.
One hurtled straight at Violet, jaws open like giant scissors.

Grand Master's Game is available for pre-order:

Note: Part 4 of Grand Master's Pawn is FREE this weekend. Violet finally meets her Grand Master in person in Part 4.

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Your comments are welcome.


  1. Eeek! Ten-foot tall wasp-spiders! I always enjoy interesting monsters and fights - this looks like it could be dramatic. I hope Violet and Athanor can handle them!

  2. Ugh. Do NOT like the looks of those. I was hoping they were off elsewhere... 'parently not :-(