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.
Before I move on to snippets from Hammer of the Gods, I thought I should introduce the two new POV characters joining us in that book. Teodora has three children she’s pretty much forgotten about. But when her new general, Brynhild Mattila, insists that Teodora remain behind in the capital, Teodora decides she needs a spy in Mattila’s camp. Fortunately, thirteen-year-old Elektra is in need of an adventure.
When Elektra entered the room, it was plain she was frightened.
Teodora looked her over critically. Short and dumpy, her face lacked definition and her hair was stringy and of some mousy hue. She was not empress material, but she would have to become one anyway, at some point.
“Sit,” Teodora gestured to a chair.
Elektra sat down on the edge and fidgeted with the end of her braid.
“I have a job for you,” Teodora said. “Your first official one as an archduchess and as my heir.”
Elektra’s eyes widened at that, though Teodora saw fear rather than anticipation.
“I’ve decided to send you with General Mattila when she goes north.”
Previous snippets are here.