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Saturday, 24 June 2017

WeWriWa - Jess's confession.



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I'm currently sharing snippets from Starquest, the first book in the SF Romance series,  Destiny Trilogy.

Jess has been rescued from her crippled ship by the crew of the Destiny but Kerry Marchant, the ship's second in command does not trust her and demands to know the truth.

You can read last week's snippet HERE


Kerry's confrontation with Jess is  overheard by the ship's Commander, Jon Quinlan, and he orders them both to his cabin, where Jess tells her story and explains that she is desperate to help the people of the planet Phidia.


Her voice took on an edge as she went on. “Their main settlement, Mirrahn, has been taken over by invaders from the Omega Quadrant, led by a mutant warlord known as Ayandos. He has tremendous power over his own people as well as the Phidians, it’s something akin to hypnosis, they seem to obey him mindlessly. He plans to bring in more ships and take over the planet.”

She clenched her fists until her knuckles whitened. “He’s ripping up the land to get at her ores and precious stones and has made slaves of her inhabitants. Worse than this, though, he intends to make Phidia the prime medical centre for that part of the galaxy. They’ve made tremendous advances in cloning, nano and transplant surgery, bio-regeneration and preventive medicine among other things, he intends to grow rich on their knowledge.”

“Surely,” Jon put in quietly, “it mightn’t be such a bad thing for the Phidians to share their knowledge with other worlds and civilisations?”

 “They always have, that’s how Ayandos was able to take control so easily. They have never tried to prevent anyone from visiting the planet, and their services are available to anyone who needs them. Now, with Ayandos as dictator, only the wealthiest will be able to afford treatment.” She pushed back her hair and met his gaze. “I’ve known these people a long time – I’ve grown to love them and they trust me. They begged me to fetch help before it’s too late.”



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28 comments:

  1. Sounds like Ayandos is taking advantage of the Phidians good well. Not a good situation at all. I understand why she is fetching help.

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    1. Hi Jessica,

      Yes, he's certainly an opportunist - and a particularly evil one!

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  2. Sounds like a desperate situation. I do hope someone can help them.

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    1. Well let's hope the Commander believes her and they can get there in time! Thanks Karen.

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  3. I predict that it won't be too late, although I could easily be wrong. In other words, you've set up reader's expectation in my mind.

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    1. LOL Ed - that's what we like to do isn't it - and then suddenly change direction. (Not that I'm saying that's the case this time, of course.)

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  4. Ooh I hope it's not too late for the planet and it's inhabitants!

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    1. Hi Jacob - yes, let's hope so, the Phidians are a really gentle, artistic and benign species. They need help and fast!

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  5. Fascinating and I mean your imagination is in overdrive so well. Terrific snip.

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    1. Thanks so much, Charmaine, I'm so happy you enjoyed the snippet! x

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  6. Fascinating back story here and really explains her motivations in the situation. Enjoyed the excerpt!

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    1. Thanks Veronica, I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt x

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  7. I think I detect a theme with all the sci-fi snippets. Well done, Keta
    @ketadiablo

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    1. LOL Keta, I think you may be right! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  8. How eerily similar to the situation in the United States. Good snippet, Hywela.

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    1. You know Siobhan, I hadn't thought about that aspect - but now you come to mention it, I do see what you mean!

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  9. I think she's making a good case.

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    1. Hi Kim, let's hope so, the Phidians are counting on her, she's their only hope!

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  10. Interesting to learn the details of her mission.

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    1. Thanks Christina, appreciating you stopping by x

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  11. Finally--the truth is out there. Now she can work on garnering the help she needs. :-) Good job showing her emotions. ;-)

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    1. Thanks Teresa - so glad the emotional aspect came through, Jess is someone who cares very deeply! x

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  12. I'm so glad she's gotten a chance to tell the captain & Kerry what's going on. I hope they help her.

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    1. Yes - it's quite a relief to her to be able to tell them and ask for their help - and she knows now she should have told them sooner.

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  13. That's terrible! How can you fight against someone with that much control over the people he's exploiting? Tough.

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    1. Absolutely, Caitlin. They'e in deep trouble. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  14. I'm curious as to why she didn't tell them from the outset.

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    1. Hi PT - Good question. The answer is that she has reason to believe her ship was sabotaged and she wasn't sure how far she can trust the crew of the Destiny, even though they'd rescued her- Ayandos is devious and could have been in league with them to make sure she never got help for the Phidians. Of course the longer she waited, the harder it got.

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