It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-10-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.
I just finished the final edit of this book! Now it’s off to a final proofread, and if all goes well, I’ll be able to publish by month-end, as planned. I can’t quite believe I’m done with this thing! Blurb and cover are below, just in case any of you haven’t seen them yet. 🙂 Can you tell I’m excited?
While Kendryk and Gwynneth plot how they might help Landrus, Braeden is trying to make sure they don’t succeed. Teodora has just heard that her capital is besieged and is preparing to rush back with Landrus in tow. She’s sent Braeden to make sure the prisoner is well-guarded. Braeden is talking to Count Solteszy, Teodora’s chief adviser.
“Over there,” Solteszy pointed to a heavy wagon with a barred window on the other side of the stableyard.
Braeden rode over to it and jumped down when he got there. “Prisoner inside?” he asked an officer who might have been in charge.
“Aye, sir; we’re waiting on further orders.”
“I have them. Her Highness wants twenty guards detailed to the prisoner and twenty to her children.”
“Is that all?”
“I reckon she wants the rest at the walls of Atlona as soon as possible.”
“Does she realize it won’t be enough?”
Braeden shrugged. “Not my problem- or yours.”.
Poor Braeden doesn’t seem to realize that ALL of Teodora’s problems are also his, sooner or later.
Previous snippets are here.
When a renegade priest prophesies an imminent apocalypse, a conflict is sparked which will tip a continent into war.
Prince Kendryk is young, handsome and popular, his kingdom prosperous and peaceful. But in the face of the prophesied apocalypse, he must choose between conscience and power. If he chooses the side of the faith, he must defy the ruthless Empress Teodora, ruler of a vast empire, imperiling kingdom and family— but if he chooses the side of power, he risks plunging his world into a darkness worse than war.
The coming conflict will touch the lives of thousands, among them…
Prince Kendryk’s adored wife, Gwynneth, the proud daughter of a king, whose ambition may come at great cost…
Braeden, a violent mercenary, commander of a legendary winged army, who will find himself in the service of an employer he must defy to protect those he holds dear…
And Janna, the merchant’s wife, forced to abandon her home and her way of life, ill-prepared to keep herself and her children safe from the ravages of war…
An epic fantasy saga drawn from real history, Rise of the Storm is Book One in the compelling new Desolate Empire series, sure to propel Christina Ochs to the top of your fantasy reading list this summer
If it sounds intriguing and you don’t want to wait until the book’s release at the end of the month, click on the pic to start reading at Wattpad.