Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 98- Lennart

weekend writing warriorsIt’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.

From Hammer of the Gods: While Braeden and Anton are getting knocked around, Lennart has been preparing his invasion of Kronland. Thanks to Kendryk and Gwynneth, he finally has the necessary funding, and sets out in midwinter, sailing for Helvundala, the nearest Kronland kingdom. He’s worried about his wife because she’s pretty newly pregnant and he’s pretty recently fallen in love with her. Slightly edited from the published version.

It was a beautiful day for an invasion. Lennart leaned against Drekir’s rail and enjoyed the sight of his fleet falling into line behind the flagship. The next ship sailing out of Tharvik harbor was Fifa, bearing General Lofbrok, the commander of Lennart’s troops in Helvundala.

Tharvik dwindled into the distance, shining in the weak winter sunlight. Lennart wondered if Raysa was still watching, worried she might catch cold, then shook his head to banish thoughts of his wife. He’d left Silvya Meldahl with strict instructions as to her care, and knew Silvya would follow them, perhaps even improve upon them. She was after all, her father’s daughter.

Once the city was ought of sight, Lennart turned toward the quarter-deck. The wind was no longer in his face, and Drekir ran at full sail, the white canvas bellied-out and snapping with each gust. He took the steps to the upper deck two at a time.

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41 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 98- Lennart
  1. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    I do hope he hurries home to his wife. I like that his thoughts are on her as he departs.

  2. chellecordero says:

    Really great visuals.

  3. Ed Hoornaert says:

    LOL: “It was a beautiful day for an invasion.”

  4. calensariel says:

    It was so good to get to see you the other day. I’m excited to see how this promotion goes for you. Did you get the truck fixed? Hugs…

  5. Humor in this post-a good day for an invasion!

  6. Also he’s falling pretty much in love. I cracked up from that.

  7. Lennart’s a great guy, I liked him even before Raysa came on the scene. He was so sweet toward her, it’s no wonder she fell for him!


  8. Kim Magennis says:

    I also loved that first line: “It was a beautiful day for an invasion.”

    I hope this “invasion” doesn’t take longer than he apparently thinks it will. He may come back to a child, rather than infant!

  9. Love that he’s thinking of his wife. Beautiful day for an invasion…*snorts* Great job, Christina!

  10. Alexis Duran says:

    Love the scene setting. I’m right there with him on deck.

  11. Really enjoyed this, nice transition of his thoughts from home and wife to the open sea and what he’s off to accomplish. Great snippet!

  12. Gem says:

    I could see him breathing the air deeply, looking around, and readying for battle so he can get on with getting home. Wonderful scene.

  13. Cara Bristol says:

    You set the scene well. I could picture this so clearly.

  14. Great scene setting. Sounds as though he is looking forward to the invasion, and then returning to his pregnant wife. Hope all goes well for him.

  15. Wonderful insight into this man, his love of family and the sea, his attention to detail and realistic checklist of thoughts as he sets off on his man-of-action adventure!

  16. Jenna Jaxon says:

    So sweet how he seems embarrassed to be thinking of his wife. I’m sure men are not supposed to be sentimental, but it’s good to see his concern for her. Nice snippet!

  17. Love that first line. It does sound like a nice day to invade somewhere. 🙂

  18. Wonderful excerpt. The first line got my attention immediately.

  19. A lovely scene – you can feel the wind in the sails.

  20. Fallon says:

    ‘It was a beautiful day for an invasion’ Love that line. Hopefully it’ll be a successful one for him. 🙂

  21. Love the subtle humor in this as well as the emotion. Great snippet!

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