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Sunday, 3 September 2017

#WeekendWritingWarriors -Snippet Sunday - Vidarh continues his journey


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to read and write! We've got a variety of genres and talented writers just waiting for you to come sample their work.

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I'm currently sharing excerpts from Children Of The Mist the second book in The Destiny Trilogy.

This snippet carries on a few paragraphs after last week's snippet which you can read HERE
Vidarh is on his way to Gladsheim, the capital city of the icy planet Niflheim. A telepath, like all Nifls, he is being guided by Tamarith, through the treacherous mountain passages,

If you have reached the caves, you will need to leave your pony and continue on foot.

Guided by Tamarith, Vidarh stopped before the first and largest cave. He would need some form of illumination. From his pack he drew a torch, which he lit and wedged into a crack in the rock.

Unsaddling the pony, he turned it loose. The animal, descended from stock genetically engineered to withstand the harsh conditions, and brought with the first settlers to Niflheim, was fit and hardy. It would have no problem foraging for itself until his return.

With a resolute set to his shoulders, Vidarh retrieved his torch and made his way into the cave.

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Two minds united against a common foe. Two hearts afraid to show their love:Long ago Tamarith fell in love with a man she can never have, and is convinced she will never love another. However, she cannot help but be intrigued by a handsome stranger whose psychic powers exceed even her own.

Vidarh seeks only to find his true purpose in life and to win the regard of his father, who eschews his son’s psychic abilities. Thrown together by a common threat to their planet, then torn apart by an evil greater than any they could have imagined, can Vidarh save the lovely Nifl woman who has captivated him, before it is too late?

Will Tamarith and Vidarh overcome the deadly enemy who threatens to destroy all they know and love? Will they find the happiness they both seek? Or are they fated to live their lives alone?

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28 comments:

  1. Even with all the reassurances, this journey seems a bit ominous.

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    1. You're right Jessica, Niflheim is beautiful but also has many dangers.

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  2. I'm picturing this vividly, like one of my son's video games.

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  3. LOL, thanks Ed. I have to confess I haven't seen any of those video games, but I believe they can be incredibly realistic!

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  4. I like his attitude, very matter of fact and methodical toward his eventual goal. Best wishes on the awards!

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    1. Thanks Veronica. Yes, he's a pretty down-toearth kind of guy and making the best of a job he didn't really want! Thanks so much for the good wishes!

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  5. A man with a plan. I think I'm in love. Good snippet and good luck with the Rone.

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    1. Thanks so much for the good wishes, Charmaine. Glad you like Vidarh, he's a gentle, deterermined young man and things haven't been easy for him.

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  6. Your words paint such a harsh picture. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Kimberly. Niflheim was such a fun world to imagine!

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  7. Doesn't sound like he's too happy about the cave...

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    1. LOL, it's not the most inviting place to hve to go into - dark and narrow and very cold! (it does get better though - until it gets worse again!)

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  8. Best wishes on the RONE. I'm rooting for you and Ed. Maybe there will be 2 winners this year. Your snippet is great. Ominous, tense. The weather contributes to those feelings along with going into a cave. Good job.

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    1. Aw thanks Diane, both for the good wishes and the kind comment.Certainly hope Ed wins if I don't!:) So glad you enjoyed the snippet!






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  9. It sounds dangerous and slippery.

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    1. Hi Linda, yes it is, but Vidarh has a good guide, even if she is far away at the moment!

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  10. I love a good quest!! Congrats on finalling in our chapter's Banter contest! Well deserved!

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    1. Thanks Nancy - and for the congrats - I was thrilled to final in the Banter contest and especially appreciated the comments from the judges on the score sheets, so encouraging! x

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  11. I can just see Vidarh squaring his shoulders and stepping in. Vivid.

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    1. Thank you - I'm glad the visual came across, I got quite fond of Vidarh as I wrote about him!

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  12. He seems to be handling things very well even though the scene is tense.

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    1. Hi Elaine, yes, he's a fairly methodical kind of guy, and has Tamarith's telepathic messages to guide him.

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  13. I'm glad the pony is going to be okay! No hesitation, just into the darkness. Very brave of him.

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    1. He's braver than he thinks he is and his courage will be tested to its limits at a later stage! Yep the pony will be fine!

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  14. Great imagery. I'm glad the pony will be alright too. :)

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  15. Thanks Karen - yes I wouldn't allow any harm to come to a pony! He would eventually find his way home if Vidarh doesn't return for him.

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  16. Sorry if this is a repeat, but I'm really having trouble posting comments today. So, Glad you explained about the pony because I was all like "whaaat?" Now I can root for your hero as he faces those ominous sounding ice caves. -Christina Lay

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    1. Hi Christina - thanks so much for persisting despite the problems, I really appreciate your taking the trouble to comment - blogger can be a pain sometimes. It's great people care about the pony - I'm an animal lover and have horses myself, I'd hate to think of Vidarh's pony just being abandoned, but he knows it's very hardy and has a homing instinct!

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