Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 127- Lennart

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.

We haven’t seen much of King Lennart so far in Fall of the Titan, but that’s because he’s been stuck in the mud with his artillery, trying frantically to get back to Terragand before Teodora’s general, Brynhild Mattila, can capture the city where his wife and child are staying. Finally leaving his artillery behind, he hurries ahead with the cavalry, not knowing what’s happened to Gwynneth and Braeden in the past few months. Oltena is where they’ve taken refuge with Kendryk’s aunt and Lennart knows Mattila is headed that way.

Lennart had hardly ridden north a half day when a scout came galloping up. “Messenger from Oltena, Your Highness,” he said, “just up ahead.”

At that, Lennart spurred his own horse to a gallop, hoping to meet the messenger more quickly. “What’s the word?” he shouted as soon as the mud-spattered, exhausted young man came into view.

“You’re to come to Oltena at once.” The man fumbled with a leather pouch, handing the letter inside to Lennart, “Princess Gwynneth needs you to accompany her to Terragand.”

Lennart took the letter. “Princess Gwynneth?” He read, swearing under his breath. He was glad that Gwynneth, Braeden and the two children had turned up again, but now he had to find a way to stop Mattila from overrunning them in Oltena.

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30 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Snippet 127- Lennart
  1. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Sounds like his mission has change to a more urgent one. Intriguing! 🙂

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    At least the message is partly good news.

  3. It never stops, the urgency is continuous. That makes for really good stories… 🙂

  4. Always another problem!

  5. jakerose says:

    Love the sense of urgency. That’s going to make for some intense scenes! Great work!

  6. Families can make you nuts even if you’re the King! Good snippet.

  7. Fallon says:

    Hope he can get there to help.

  8. Alexis Duran says:

    Lennart and Matilla will make a fearsome match. I hope he can get his wife and child away before it starts.

  9. Complicated situation, getting worse by the moment! I’m really caught up in all this, hoping the right people come out of it ok! Enjoyed the snippet…

  10. Interesting developments. I look forward to more.

  11. Cara Bristol says:

    Messages like that are never good news.

  12. Daryl Devore says:

    Great fast paced – urgent scene. Lots of lovely tension.
    Tweeted.

  13. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Always something to throw a monkey wrench into the works. But it does seem as though things are starting to move again–on toward the battle. Nice urgency in this scene.

  14. A rather more urgent mission than ever.

  15. Now that’s some motivation!

  16. Frank Fisher says:

    I hope Lennart succeeds in stopping Matilla. Like Elaine says it’s a more urgent mission than ever!

  17. calensariel says:

    Been meaning to talk to you about Lennart. I will in a bit.

  18. Eeeeee! I’m so excited! 😀

  19. A very intense scene. The tension is building well towards the battle.

  20. Kim Magennis says:

    I have to agree with everyone, Christina. You have created a sense of urgency, and tension that is tinged with frustration. The game keeps changinging and King Lennart is chasing to keep up. Excellent snippet as always.

  21. Diane Burton says:

    I can’t add much to what everyone else has said. Great scene–intense, urgent. I can feel his frustration that he might be too late.

  22. Gem says:

    The tension of a warrior facing a changing game plan. Very well done!

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