Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 2- Kendryk


It’s already my second week as a Weekend Writing Warrior. You can click on the banner to check out all of the great writers.  Last week was a lot of fun, so I’m excited about continuing this. Since I’m working on a rather lengthy novel, I think I”ll just continue in semi-chronological fashion for now.

Last week, there was a hint of the prologue, the events of which take place near the end of the book. This week, I’ll give you a snippet from Chapter One, back at the very beginning of our tale.

Our hero, Prince Kendryk of Terragand, has gone incognito to hear a notorious priest speak. But there’s just been an interruption.

A moment later, he was able to see the lead horseman. As he had guessed, it was his angry uncle- the Duke of  Emberg- accompanied by his eldest son. The Duke’s progress slowed as the crowd closer to Father Landrus drew into a protective huddle around him.

“Stop speaking this instant!” The Duke shouted, even though Landrus was already silent, standing calmly on his crate.

The Duke waved a parchment. “I have here a warrant from Julia Maxima authorizing your arrest as a rebel and a heretic. You will accompany me to Emberg Castle where you will await the Imperata’s justice.”

A few angry shouts rose from the crowd and the knot around Landrus tightened.

Kendryk turned to the men standing next to him. “Gentlemen,” he said, “I need your help.”

I should probably explain- Maxima is a title equivalent to an archbishop, and the Imperata is kind of like the Pope.

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22 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 2- Kendryk
  1. chellecordero says:

    Wow, this sounds loaded! It sounds as if Kendryk is going to try to rescue the priest from his uncle’s clutches, that could be very risky indeed. I am sure the Duke isn’t going to be very happy with him even after he realizes exactly who it is. Intriguing.

  2. Juneta says:

    Intriguing Snippet. Enjoyed the read.
    Juneta at Writer’s Gambit

  3. Way to draw a reader in! Now I want to know what happens next! Great 8.

  4. Alexis Duran says:

    Great scene! You fit so much in to a few lines I could visualize the crowd and feel the tension. A great cliff-hanger ending, too.

  5. jaimitchell says:

    Good thinking, giving us a bit of intrigue.

  6. Unless he has a really great plan, this is going to get ugly, yes? A very well done snippet, very tense!

  7. Oh…I don’t think there’s any justice waiting for him, the Imperata’s or otherwise… Very intriguing snippet! Welcome to wewriwa! 🙂

  8. EE Giorgi says:

    Love that last sentence and the cool in his response, makes me wanna know what happens next!

  9. Catholic-Protestant fight?

  10. Oh! This is probably gonna get bad.

  11. Frank Fisher says:

    That doesn’t sound like a nice duke. Sounds like an interesting story with these characters. Nice snippet!

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