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Saturday, 4 November 2017

#wewriwar-children-of-mist - Vidarh explains his arrival


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I'm currently sharing excerpts from Children Of The Mist the second book in
The Destiny Trilogy. This is set on Niflheim, a planet close to the heart of Jess, who features in the first book. The heroine is one of her closest friends, Tamarith.

 Thanks so much to everyone who has been following this series, and left comments xx



This snippet carries on directly from last week's snippet which you can read 
HERE 
As usual I have used some creative punctuation, not in the published version, in order to comply with the sentence count.

The last sentence last week was Tamarith's telepathic query to Vidarh: It's about yesterday...

I thought it might be. Vidarh's lopsided smile looked rather half-hearted, I realize it was not the most dignified way for a guest to arrive, I rather expected to have to explain it to your brother. 

She allowed her own faint smile, it was just as well she had shielded her thoughts of a moment ago, Vidarh was very perceptive. Gullin has a great deal on his mind at the moment and is probably more polite than I am, I'm just curious. Forgive me if it sounds like I'm prying. I mean...teleportation? Levitation is one thing, but not many people can actually teleport.

I didn't know I could, myself, until recently, I used to do short 'hops' as a boy and thought it was something everyone did. It was only when I realized the other children of my age didn't teleport that I began to think there was something wrong with me and stopped doing it. Vidarh paused, looking at her with eyes that did not lose their sparkle, although a shadow crossed his face.



I hate to ask for votes again - and thank you if you voted in the first round. I'm thrilled to say that the cover of Beloved Enemy by WRP cover artist Rae Monet,  is a semi finalist and if you could possibly give it another quick vote I would be hugely  grateful. Thanks so much in advance, I really appreciate all your support!

CHILDREN OF THE MIST: BLURB
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?




THE DESTINY TRILOGY


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29 comments:

  1. An interesting conversation- especially in the way they’re having it!

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  2. Interesting insight into his abilities. :)

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  3. What a shock to find out something that comes natural to you is an . . . oddity. Nice way for them to bond.

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    1. Hi Nancy, yes, he's been made to feel a bit ashamed of something he should have been encouraged to develop.

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  4. Teleportation must be quite spectacular--but to find out you're special for having could cut both ways. Wonder if he had problems because he was special?

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    1. Yes, Jenna, his father wasn't very supportive and thought he should have concentrated on more practical matters.

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  5. So much childhood magic and wonder and imagination and potential are lost because of society and expectations.

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    1. Exactly, PT. If Vidarh had been brought up in Gladsheim, he would have had much moe encouragement.

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  6. I love how he discovered he could teleport but not everyone could. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks Veronica, yes, teleportation is a talent not everyone on Niflheim possesses.

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    1. Yes, he does Christiane, but in the farming community in which Vidarh is brought up, his family don't think it's of any practical use and he is made to feel he's wasting time.

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    1. Hi Aurora, yes, there's a lot more to him than he even realises at the moment.

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    1. Thanks Kimberly, so glad you enjoyed it.

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  10. Inspired by Vidarh, I teleported over to Authorsdb and voted.

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    1. Aw, you're a star Ed! Thank you so much, I reeally appreciate it! xx

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    1. Thanks Karen - could be very useful! (I'd love to be able to teleport across the pond and visit all my on-line friends! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Karen, much appreciated! xx

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  13. Teleporting would be so very convenient!

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    1. It certainly would, wouldn't it! :)

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  14. Aren't we always surprised that we can do something most people can't/don't. Having voices in our heads, for example. Those pesky characters who demand we write their stories. The conversation bonds them.

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