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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Snippet Sunday - WeWriWar - Children Of the Mist, Snippet 2


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For the past few weeks I've been sharing excerpts from Starquest, the first of  Destiny Trilogy. Thank you so much, everyone who's been following and commenting.

Last week I introduced you to Niflheim the home planets of the two telepathic members of the Destiny's crew and where an important part of Starquest takes place. Niflheim is an Earth colony named after the Norse land of mist and cold. Many of the places and inhabitants are also named after characters and places in Norse legends. The descendants of the original settlers developed their powers of telepathy in order to communicate over vast areas having abandoned all technology. Parts of the planet are reasonably temperate and they have evolved a rural lifestyle and an economy based on the bartering of skills and produce.


This snippet carries on from last week's snippet which you can read HERE

The ice-cold mist swirled like a living creature, driven by the wind. Vidarh glanced behind him. The distant mountains were almost hidden, their summits mantled in thick cloud. Somewhere an icecat howled, its mournful cry echoing through the mountains and sending ghostly fingers racing up and down his spine. Ahead lay a dense forest, and beyond it, the place he  sought.

The trail through the trees led ever upward,
and the sure-footed pony snorted and panted with the exertion. The mist blotted out much of the light from Niflheim's two suns. Although a faint eerie glow from the red giant managed to filter through, it did nothing to make the journey easier or the path between the massive trunks clearer.



Two minds united against a common foe. Two hearts afraid to show their love:Long ago Tamarith fell in love with a man she can never have, and is convinced she will never love another. However, she cannot help but be intrigued by a handsome stranger whose psychic powers exceed even her own.

Vidarh seeks only to find his true purpose in life and to win the regard of his father, who eschews his son’s psychic abilities. Thrown together by a common threat to their planet, then torn apart by an evil greater than any they could have imagined, can Vidarh save the lovely Nifl woman who has captivated him, before it is too late?

Will Tamarith and Vidarh overcome the deadly enemy who threatens to destroy all they know and love? Will they find the happiness they both seek? Or are they fated to live their lives alone?

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26 comments:

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    1. Thanks Jessica, glad you liked it!

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  2. Spooky snippet, Hywela. Nicely done. :)

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  3. Very visual. Love the icecat, too.

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    1. Thanks PT. Yes, the icecats are well adapted to this planet and one of them in partcular features quite prominently in both this book and the previous one, 'Starquest'(There's one pictured on the cover too, running alongside the ponies!)

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  4. Beautiful details. Your writing is incredibly fluid. I'm intrigued. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Teresa, glad you liked the snippet!

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  5. I'm with Teresa. Beautiful writing and more.

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    1. Aw thank you Charmaine what a lovely thing to say, especially as you write so beautifully youself!

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  6. Nice description of the setting!

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    1. Thanks so much Amy, glad you enjoyed it!

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  7. A spooky scene, but great writing, your level of detail and description is amazing. Awesome job

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    1. Thank you Jacob, I really appreciate your kind comment, so glad you liked the description, I love writing about this particular planet!

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  8. Excellent imagery. You made me feel the cold. Good job.

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    1. Thanks Diane, glad the feeling of cold came across!

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  9. Beautiful description, really put me 'there' into the story and ready for whatever happens next. Great snippet!

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    1. Thank you so much Veronica, so glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Wonderful description. Even though it's an alien landscape, I can picture it.

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    1. Thanks Kimberly, I've done my job then! :)

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  11. Thanks Elaine, so glad you enjoyed it x

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  12. Your great descriptions chilled me on a hot summer day. Thanks!

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    1. Aw thanks Ed - chilled in a good way I hope! :)

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  13. Beautiful and haunting. What a wonderfully descriptive snippet!

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    1. Thank you so much Caitlin, so glad you enjoyed it! x

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