Saturday, October 3, 2015

An Interrupted Wedding 5 - Snippet for #WeWriWa from Grand Master's Mate

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers showcase their stories with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.

Today, I’ll continue the horrid wedding scene from my WIP, Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3 in the trilogy. Violet and her Grand Master, Athanor, are at the wedding of her friends when the Red Queen, Morrigu, drops in, explosively.

You can read last Sunday’s snippet here: 
Steeling for combat, Violet called to Athanor, “Fetch my sword. I’ll divert her attention.
Sensing him teleport the Sword of Tyr, she opened her hand to clasp the hilt. Purple fire swept from the pommel to the tip of the blade. Jumping out of Athanor’s protective envelope, Violet aimed the sword at the Red Queen.
Insane hatred beat into her mind and Violet staggered under the impact of Morrigu’s fury. Firming her mental shield, she took a step forward and thrust the blade at the Red Queen. Psi blasted her backwards, a chair slammed against her leg and she fell. Holding the sword steady, Violet twisted aside and landed on her outstretched palm. Bouncing back onto her feet and swiveling to face the Red Queen, Violet was blocked by the horrendous psi pressure.

Books 1 & 2 of the Trilogy are published.
Book 1 is 99c until Oct 5th
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  1. You've got me wondering if swords aren't useless in this situation.

  2. I think that diverting some attention is all that Violet is going to achieve here!

  3. The mind is mightier than the sword, it seems.

  4. Vivid, exciting action. Can't wait to see what Violet can actually do with that sword.

    1. Actually she used it most effectively in Books 1 & 2.

  5. Fantastic action scene! Really enjoyed it from start to end.

  6. Terrific tension and action, well done!

  7. Oh boy, there's a bit of power flowing around here. First time reading your snippets. I'll be back : )

  8. Go, Violet! Really loved all the action here and her determination. Excellent excerpt!

  9. Oy, Violet is in trouble. I think the Grand Master is about to get involved, though. Good snippet, Aurora!