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Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017, awarded 2nd Runner up in the RONE Awards 2017 and was the winner in the SF/Fantasy category of the 'Best Banter Contest'.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

#WeWriWar, Snippet Sunday - Children Of The Mist: Can Vidarh save himself?


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warrior and 8 Sentence Sunday, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to read and write! We've got a variety of genres and talented writers just waiting for you to come sample their work.

Writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet on Sunday each week. Be sure to visit the other writers - they're listed below:

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I'm currently sharing excerpts from Children Of The Mist the second book in
The Destiny Trilogy. This is set on Niflheim, a planet close to the heart of Jess, who features in the first book. The heroine is one of her closest friends, Tamarith.

 Thanks so much to everyone who has been following this series, and left comments xx

This snippet carries on a bit further from last week's snippet which you can read 
HERE  As usual I have used some creative punctuation, not in the published version, in order to comply with the sentence count.


Vidarh is in a perilous situation, capsized in an underground river and caught in the current. He desperately needs his guide, Tamarith, to send him the co-ordinates of her location

Tamarith! Into his head came a shimmering picture of mountains and a snowy plain beyond, like the one he had recently crossed. A path before the mouth of a cave wound down the declivity to the plain, he closed his eyes and forced himself to concentrate on the image, while trying to keep his head above the water.


The mountains and the plain solidified in his mind. He saw a group of people gathered at the entrance to the cave, halfway down the craggy slope with four sturdy ponies stood tethered a short distance away. 


Vidarh struck a barrage of water with a force that winded him.Myriad rainbow colours flashed before his eyes, and for a nanosecond, he sped through a vortex of black nothingness, sucked through the eye of a raging whirlwind. He hit hard ground and rolled over onto his side. A few moments passed before he could catch his breath and scramble to his feet. He stood in embarrassment, aware of the slightly shocked expressions on the faces of the three people gathered before him.


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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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27 comments:

  1. Talk about an adventure. Good snippet, Hywela.

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    1. Thanks Siobhan, glad you liked it.

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  2. That sounds like quite the journey. At least he is now safe. I think...

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    1. Yes, he's safe - for the moment! :)

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  3. Wow! That was some teleportation!

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  4. Now I see why he needed to visualize her location. Fun trip!

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    1. Exactly, and he only just got the co-ordinates to teleport in time!

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  5. Probably not the landing or first impression he was hoping for, but at least he's out of the water. Of course, now he's drenched and in a snow field...

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    1. Yes, he is, and he's still got a long ride ahead of him, he needs to get warm as soon as possible!

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  6. He sure knows how to make an entrance!! Congrats on the Banter win!! Both entries were awesome!

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    1. Oh thanks so much, Nancy, I was genuinely amazed to get the email informing me I'd won!

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  7. This poor guy has really been through the travel ordeals! But at least now he's with his friends and hopefully the journey will smooth out. Enjoyed the excerpt and the descriptions.

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    1. Yes, he's had a pretty tough time. It's not over yet, but at least he's on the home stretch! Glad you enjoyed the snippet!

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  8. He's had a close call. Nice snippet.

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    1. Thanks Elaine, yes, I think he's breathing a sigh of relief, even if he is cold and wet!

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  9. That's quite an entrance. He's still got a lot of path to travel, sounds like, but at least he didn't drown!

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    1. Hi Caitlin, yes, he's not quite there yet but as you say, he didn't drown! :)

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  10. Wow. What a ride through that cavern. Congrats on the banter award. So happy for you!

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    1. Thanks so much Diane, I'm still slightly amazed at that win!

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  11. You win an award for best banter -- but do you give us a snippet with any of that banter? Shame on you, Hywela!

    (In case you don't realize it, I'm kidding. Congratulations, Hywela!)

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  12. Thanks so much Ed, of course I knew you were kidding- I didn't want to interrupt the 'flow' of COTM and I will be featuring excerpts from Beloved Enemy next. If you would really like to read the excerpt :) you can do so at:
    https://hywelalyn.blogspot.co.uk/p/background-catkincaid-has-sworn-to.html

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  13. Glad he made it through the cavern, but it looks like there's more adventure ahead of him.

    Congrats on the banter award. So thrilled for you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen - and sorry for the delay in replying!

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  14. That's some fast travelling, Love it!

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    1. Thanks Linda - a little faster than he intended, I think! :)

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  15. Great description of how he moves from place to place. I like that last line. I bet they did wear shocked expressions. :-)

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  16. Hi Teresa - glad you liked the snippet - yes, not the most dignified way to meet people you've never met before!

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