Friday, September 4, 2015

Snippet on Sythos for #SFFSat from WIP Grand Master's Game

My contribution this week is from my unedited WIP, Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy. For this trilogy, I gave the Grand Masters superpowers. Note: the dragons are reptilian sentients and the Brululians resemble giant lobsters.
I’ve jumped to later in the same chapter with an action scene switching between the great hall of the Black Dragon Ythris and the portal station on the moon Illoris. You can read last week’s snippet here –

The Brululian Warden reared in front of its cabin in a valiant attempt to protect its babies. Gulpah’s shell was coated in green slime and two of its thin limbs had snapped at the joints and hung useless. Undeterred by the wounds, Gulpah’s large foreclaw pinched into the squirming gel of its assailant.
Athanor shoved Violet towards the cabin. He stood tall, blasting blue psi beams into the attackers. Dodging past the struggling Gulpah and his opponent, Violet dashed inside the cabin and swept the three little Brululians into her arms. She peered outside.
Leaping to Violet’s side, Athanor caught her arm and barked, “I’ll port you to safety.” She grabbed one of the middle limbs of Gulpah and psi surged, flipping Violet and the Brululians into the void.
The great hall of the eyrie appeared around them. Violet released her grip on the Brululians and the shelly little creatures raced to the arms of Gullish and their siblings. She bent over the Brululian to examine his injuries.
Gulpah panted, “My children are safe. I can grow another leg.” 

Books 1 & 2 are published.
Grand Master’s Pawn:
Grand Master’s Game:

Please return to and read the other snippets.
Your comments are welcome.


  1. Good action snippet! Good to see Violet and Athanor working well as a team.

  2. Nice quick action scene. A lot happening but the pace was nice. Sums up being a parent nicley - the kids are safe and I can grow another arm - all is well.

  3. Enjoyable action scene. Always good to see children get out of harm's way, no matter the species.

    1. Yes, and Violet is responsible for bringing the parents together.