Sunday Snippet: “But my brother had tricks of his own.”

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where authors post 8-10 sentences from their current, newly released, or upcoming work in progress. I’m still posting from the first chapter of Storm of the Gods, so let’s get rolling! Last week, Derek was fighting a dark-scion when he realized his brother, Liam was surrounded and outnumbered. So Derek decides to ditch his current battle in favour of protecting his family…

I smashed my fist into his temple, the force of the blow dropping him onto the ground. I whirled around and saw Liam locked in combat with a woman dressed in a tight black shirt, jeans, and boots, her face covered by a black balaclava.

Crystal clear water coiled around the her hands and glittered under the sunlight. The woman––a water-scion––snapped her wrists at Liam, loosing two snaking whips of elemental water. As the water moved, the end of the lash began to solidify into a tip of sharp ice. An impressive trick that required a lot of skill. Whoever this water-scion was, she was powerful, too.

But my brother had tricks of his own.

Liam ducked and opened his palm, drawing elemental fire out from his skin to rest in his hand. He pushed his hand upward in one fluid motion, the flames stretching and scything upward to melt the ice to keep the water-scion away.

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No other updates because I’m on a bit of a time crunch to get some sleep before exhausting myself physically at the Real Job and emotionally with Game of Thrones, but be sure to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors blogs and websites for your fill of sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and awesome book deals! Until next week!

Amy

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26 Comments

  1. Ed Hoornaert

    This fight is not only exciting, it’s messy what with all the water and soot from the fire. And of course drooling venom from the snake. 😉

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  2. Author Charmaine Gordon

    What an amazing imagination. Terrific, Amy.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  3. elizabethalsobrooks

    Right there with you with GOT! Great snippet too. Very dynamic scene.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I was biting my nails through most of the episode haha. Thanks!

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  4. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Great scene! Though Derek better not spend too much time focused on his brother, or he may get a surprise attack.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      You make an excellent point… 😉

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  5. Aurora Springer

    Hurrah! Fire bests water.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      You bet!

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  6. veronicascott

    I love the description and imagination of how the scions fight! Great snippet…

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much! I always stressed a little when I wrote the fight scenes because they were tricky to describe. 😀

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  7. Diane Burton

    Your imagination amazes me. I can “see” the fight with steam, soot, melting ice. Wow!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Aww, thank you so much!

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  8. Alexis Duran

    You do an amazing job of making the magic so vivid and easy to imagine. Great scene!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks so much!

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  9. Caitlin Stern

    Derek better be careful. Someone who’s knocked out doesn’t stay down for very long!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      He’s a notorious multi-tasker. 😉

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  10. Kimberly Gould

    Love the use of elements!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  11. racheldevineuk

    What an amazing imagination you have. Very exciting snippet.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  12. christinalay

    Awesome magical fight scene. I wish I could read it all in one go.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks! There will be more next week, and I get the feeling that I’ll be preparing the book for an independent release in the next couple months. 😉

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  13. Hywela Lyn

    Very exciting fight scene and I’d love to read the whole book. Good luck with getting it released!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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