Sunday Snippet: “She was too aggressive to be a forger-scion…”

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, and we’re ramping up the danger from last week! Derek has taken care of the dark-scion (for now) and is moving to help his brother, who is already fighting a water-scion, but there are two other aggressors waiting in the wings…

I could no longer see the other two people.

As if reading my thoughts, Liam opened his connection to the blood-bond. <I’ve got her handled, get the other two before they open the door and let the dracanae out.>

After his first two words, I’d begun using my Adapted speed to run around the other side of the truck. It took me three seconds to get there, and see the African American man––dressed in a black suit of all things––and another woman standing there waiting for me.

The man’s eyes bulged, but the woman opened her hand and called fire into her hand. The flames extended in her palm to the length of a spear. I skidded to a stop just as she hurled it at me. I ducked under flames that melted the air over my head and tinged my vision orange for a single second.

She was too aggressive to be a forger-scion, which meant she was either a war-scion like me, or a craft-scion, which was essentially illegal in this Region.

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41 Comments

  1. nancygideon

    Amy, I love this world you’ve created with its powers and talents!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you! This is definitely one of my favourite worlds that I’ve built… to date!

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  2. Author Charmaine Gordon

    And I thought Cinderella was exciting. Amy, you have a knack for spirit writing.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  3. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Yikes! They’d better get this situation under control. Great snippet! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      What is… control? 😉

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  4. Jacob Rosemeier

    I’m imagining what a spear of flames would look like. That sounds awesome! But probably not when it’s being throw at you.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Nope, not really haha. Thanks!

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  5. Aurora Springer

    You have a complex set of paranormal skills here.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  6. Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    She sounds amazing and the image of a spear of flames…wow!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      She is pretty badass. Thanks!

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  7. Alexis Duran

    Awesome, as usual. I’m really curious now why a craft-scion is illegal when the others aren’t.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      More details to come soon! 😉

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  8. veronicascott

    Loving this fight scene, so much going on and I like the continuing reveals of world building details. Terrific!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  9. Trin Carl

    (Yeah get em’) whoo whoo! #wewriwa

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  10. julieevelynjoyce

    You really have built such an exciting and fascinating world! Always enjoy reading your snippets, Amy! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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  11. pumpkinprincess

    It’s a high tension scene and the world seems very interesting even from this short snippet 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  12. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    “I ducked under flames that melted the air over my head and tinged my vision orange for a single second.” I can feel the heat and the danger. Great writing!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  13. Ed Hoornaert

    You’ve built a complex magical system, Amy.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  14. Caitlin Stern

    Lots of action going on here, very exciting! I like how you slipped in a little world-building without breaking the flow.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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  15. Diane Burton

    Great snippy, Amy. What an action scene. Love what the magic tells about the person.

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    1. Diane Burton

      snippet, not snippy LOL

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      1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

        Haha thank you!

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  16. elainecsc2013E

    Uh oh. Has she met her match? Love the action in this scene.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Well, she’s not giving up without a fight!

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  17. Hywela Lyn

    Love the ‘orange tinged vision!’ Great description and I’m very curious about this particular scion – not to mention what her male companion might be about to do!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      More will be coming soon!

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  18. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Fantastic world building.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  19. Juli D. Revezzo

    A spear of flame sounds pretty cool! Exciting scene, Amy. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks so much!

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  20. ameliatreader

    I wish I could make the first person work as well as you do it.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I read a lot of first person books, which helps. 😉

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