Friday, August 28, 2015

Snippet with dragons & aliens from WIP Grand Master's Mate for #SFFSat



Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers. http://scififansat.blogspot.com/
For a change of pace, my contribution this week is from my unedited WIP, Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy. Note: the dragons are reptilian sentients and the walliths are “watchdog” reptiles from the planet of Sythos. The Brululians resemble giant lobsters.
I’ve jumped to later in the same chapter with an action scene starting in the great hall of the Black Dragon’s eyrie. You can read last week’s snippet here –
http://auroraspringernovels.blogspot.com/2015/08/snippet-from-wip-grand-masters-mate-for.html

A small brown dragon popped into view, flying in midair towards Ythris. “Attack on Illoris!” it croaked. 
Silence fell within the great hall.
Acting fast, Ythris ordered, “Seltos, peep at the portal station.” The copper dragon vanished.
“My children!” Gullish wailed, clutching at the nearest little Brululians.
“We’ll get them,” Athanor grated, leaving Violet momentarily uncertain whether he meant the attackers or the Brululians on the moon. “Both,” he sent, grabbing her arm.
The rock walled hall disappeared as they spun into the void.
You retrieve the Brululians and I’ll hold off the attackers,” Athanor’s command winged to Violet.
Emerging under the dome of the portal station on the moon Illoris, Violet blinked at the confused melee of the attack. Giant amoeboids rolled over the rocky surface like gobs of gel. One wallith thrashed on the ground, leaking blue blood from its ripped limbs. The second wallith tore pieces from a pale green blob.
Seltos was nowhere in sight. Violet guessed he had scouted the moon and already returned to report to the Black Dragon.

Books 1 & 2 are published and Book 1 is FREE from 28-29th August.

Grand Master’s Pawn: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TP1N5PM
Grand Master’s Game: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0104OFJJ8

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Your comments are welcome.

10 comments:

  1. Fun snippet. There are many times I wish I could spin into a void and be somewhere else entirely...

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    1. This trilogy rose from my wish for superpowers.

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  2. Protect the children! I like the fast pace of their response and the concept of the amoeboids.

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  3. I'm intrigued with the amoeboids battle too. They seem pretty violent. Sounds like Violet has her hands full.

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    1. Full of Brululians at this point.
      I wanted non-human enemies for balance.

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  4. Nothing stronger than the need to protect children - even if not your own. A good sequence - I'm looking forward to reading book 3.

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    1. Book 3 is plodding along, or rather they're sailing in the current section. Disastrous water planet.

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  5. The pacing on this is really quite nice. You managed to capture the chaos and confusion along with the urgency as all involved rush to meet the amoeboids. Speaking of which, they do make an intriguing enemy.

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    1. Thanks! Yes I wanted something different for the aliens.

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