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.
Rise of the Storm officially releases on Tuesday! I’d hoped to have the print version ready as well, but because it’s difficult for me to get mail, I’ll have a few days’ delay in getting the proof copy before I can give the final okay. Preorder link is below the snippet.
Last week saw Kendryk leading a mission to free Landrus. They’ve successfully overcome the guards, freed the prisoner and made a quick getaway down a little-known forest trail. Once they know they aren’t in danger of immediate pursuit, Kendryk and Landrus can talk.
After they’d ridden in silence for a time, the moon rising ever higher, Landrus asked, “What comes next?”
“First, we see you safe to Terragand, though I don’t know what happens after that,” Kendryk said, wishing he did.
“Back to the castle?”
“You’re no longer a prisoner, so I’d prefer to have you as my guest at Birkenhof.”
“That is kind. But I have much work to do and don’t know how much time I’ll get to do it.”
“We’ll find a quiet room in the palace for you to work as much as you like, though I’m sure Gwynneth will insist on having you join us for dinner.”
“Did I ever tell you I like your wife very much?”
Kendryk grinned. “Who doesn’t?”
Previous snippets are here.
You can pre-order here.
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 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.by