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Sunday, 12 November 2017

#WeWriWar, Snippet Sunday - Children Of The Mist - 'We know of only one person who can help us'


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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 Jestine, known as Jess, who features in the first book. The heroine is one of her closest friends, Tamarith.
This is the final excerpt I'll be posting from this book - next week I'll start posting snippets from the third book in the Trilogy 'Beloved Enemy'

 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.

In this snippet Vidarh is about to learn why he and the other telepaths from around the planet have been summoned to Gladsheim, He and the others  have now been summoned to the Rainbow Bridge, to hear what Gullin, the elder of the city and Tamarith's brother, has to tell them:

Gullin cast his gaze over the assembled group. My friends, he began, first, we thank you all for coming here, especially those of you who have travelled great distances to be with us - the catastrophe threatening our world is something never before seen on Niflheim and  normally, of course, if we need to discuss matters of importance, we would hold a meeting of minds. However, because the situation is so serious, it was felt necessary for as many of us as are able, to gather in one place. By combining our physical presence, together with the power of our minds, we need to send a message into space, that is why we in Gladsheim—fortunately one of the areas that seems to have escaped the threat— have asked you to come here and join with us. There is only one planet we know of that would have the technology to help us in this emergency, and one person who would have the means to reach them. Together with everyone on Niflheim who is unaffected, we must unite and transmit a message. 

At a signal from Gullin, a number of people moved to join him on the bridge. Everyone joined hands with the person next to them, and closed their eyes in contemplation. After allowing several moments to elapse, he went on:   there is no guarantee we will reach her, but we must try - we helped her once, perhaps she would be willing to help us in return. We must hope we can reach her, wherever she may be now - many of you may remember her from when she last visited this planet. Her name is Jestine Darnell. 


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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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31 comments:

  1. Sounds like they have a big task ahead. Nice snippet!

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  2. Thanks Jessica - yes, their problems are only just beginning!

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  3. Compelling snippet. Excellent job.

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    1. Thanks so much Jess, glad you liked it!

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  4. Powerful speech-enough to capture this reader.

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    1. Thank you Charmaine, that's really good to hear!

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  5. I find the concept of a reunion of telepaths, fascinating! great snippet!

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    1. Thanks Elyzabeth, I have to say I really enjoyed writing this scene!

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  6. Powerful scene, Lyn! Love the meeting of the minds and the call for repayment of a good deed.

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    1. Thanks so much Nancy, yes one good turn deserves another as they say, but these people and Jess are old friends and are more than happy to help each other in the name of friendship.

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  7. What an interesting way to call for help. I hope they find it!

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    1. Thanks Christina- there's a lot to be said for working together in a crisis!

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  8. I like the explanation he gives for why they needed to be physically together. Terrific snippet! It was an inspiring speech for sure...

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    1. Thanks Veronica, yes, he needs to inspire the people to combine their menetal abilities in order to reach out into the depths of deep space, befefore it's too late!

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  9. Intriguing glimpse into a big problem and possible solution.

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    1. Thanks Aurora, glad the seriousness of the situation came across! x

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  10. Interesting that they need someone from offplanet to help them. Good snippet, Hywela.

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  11. Great speech. I'm intrigued to know more about the woman they need to help them.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Jess has appeared on this blog before, in 'Starquest'. She plays quite a big part in this story too.

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  12. Partway through this, I was beginning to wonder if they would try to contact Earth. Although I don't know for sure that Jestine Darnell is from Earth, the name leads me to think so. Your foreshadowing subtly led me to the proper conclusion.

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    1. Thanks Ed - yes, Jess is from Earth - although she may not be when the Nifls try to contact her.

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  13. I'm curious about so much:what sort of disaster is affecting their planet and how she is going to help, for instance.

    (And the paranoid plotter part of me says that gathering all your most powerful people together in one place is like a neon target for an enemy strike.)

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    1. Hi PT - I'm glad I managed to pique your curiosity :) I agree, having everyone with psychic powers in one place might seem like they're making themselves a target, but actually the threat to them will target random individuals wherever they are, and uniting their collective minds as well as their physical presence seems the best chance of reaching help before it's too late.

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  14. Powerful speech. I wonder like PT (above) at their vulnerability.

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    1. Thanks Diane, I'm afraid I can' reveal too much more about why they're so vulnerable, but it's something they've never had to contemplate before and they're going to need help to overcome it!

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  15. They're so vulnerable I have to wonder if they'll survive, even tho I know they must. Great snippet.

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  16. Thanks Christiane. Yes, they have much danger ahead, and, sadly, not all will come out of it alive.

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