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.
Fall of the Titan is live and still on sale through Sunday! Scroll down for details. Since Trystan is having the most fun at this point in the book, I thought I’d give you another snippet of his. After his unsettling conversation with a local priestess, Trystan returns to where he left Natalya, but she’s gone. He’s told she left with some clerical types, so he hurries back to the temple, where the mean priestess has already arrested Natalya and plans to try her for heresy. The priestess wants to grab Trystan too, but he fights his way through the temple guards. Edited from published version.
An unwary guard stood outside, and Trystan bowled him over, then grabbed the halberd he dropped. The other guards were outside now, and Trystan swung the halberd at them in a wide arc. One blundered past him down the stairs and the other ran into Trystan’s blade face-first.
More guards were coming now; he had to get out of here, and fast. He scanned the temple square and spotted his mule, nibbling at grass growing between cobblestones near the stairs. Trystan gathered up his robes and leapt down the stairs, taking them three at a time, still holding the halberd.
The mule startled at his sudden appearance and jumped away, but Trystan already held the reins. The guards were right on his heels, but backed up as he took another swipe with the blade. He took advantage of a moment’s confusion to leap into the saddle and ride across the square at a gallop.
He needed to get to Allaux and tell the king what was happening.
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