Sunday Snippet: “They were monsters.”

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where indie authors share 8-10 sentences of their current work in progress, or upcoming and current release. I’m continuing on with Obsidian Sky, which releases in little over a week (yay!). Last week, Sawyer was distraught with thoughts of what could be happening to Claire, the girl he loves. In the meantime, Claire is considering her surroundings, and realizing how little she knows about her enemy and their territory…

I glanced out the window from where I sat on the floor of my workstation, setting in power couplings and twisting them into place. As my hands worked on their own, my eyes took in the wildly churning ash and dust from the wind outside.

Against my better judgment, I wondered what it was like out there. Was the air breathable? Where were the skiffs and larger airships docked? Where did the Hellions live? As big as the Dark Spire was, it couldn’t possibly hold all the Hellions residing here.

Even though we’d been chased and hunted by them for ten years, we knew little about the Hellions. Back then, only the basics seemed to matter.

They were monsters.

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The final struggle against the Hellions has arrived. A trapped engineer and a desperate marauder scramble to fight an enemy with unspeakable power on its side. Time is running out, and one world will be destroyed…

After sacrificing herself to save the lives of her friends and family, Claire Abernathy struggles to outwit her Hellion captors. They torment and terrify her into working on a weapon with the sole purpose of obliterating the world, friends, and love she has struggled to save. If Claire has any chance of saving those she loves, she must delve deeper into the Hellion world, and witness nightmares she could never imagine.

In Westraven, Sawyer Kendric is desperate to find the woman he loves. To do so, he must finally embrace his family’s atrocious past and heal the wounds it has caused. He will be forced to make new allies, uncover secrets that change all he knows, and find the courage to lead a ragtag crew into the darkest, deadliest battle of their lives.

Claire and Sawyer fight to save their broken world in the final installment of the epic DARK SKY trilogy.

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In other writing news, I’ve been having a rough couple of days with my current work in progress. I think I’ve figured out my current plot hole and found a way to progress this current story and the whole series ahead, but it’s been a challenge, and I’m not sure about the current scene I’m writing. Oh, re-writes, how crazy you make me. Still, any progress is better than no progress!

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Amy

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28 Comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject

    I could hear suspenseful music as I read that snippet, warning me of the danger to come. So intriguing! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Haha excellent!

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  2. nancygideon

    Nice! Love how she separates the business at hand from the worries of the emotions. Great parting shot!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  3. Christina Ochs

    Such an awful, forbidding world. Definitely seems wise not to venture out, if at all possible, which it probably isnt. 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I don’t know, anything could happen… 😉

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  4. veronicascott

    Interesting reflections on her part. Great snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  5. Aurora Springer

    Interesting how little she knows about the Hellions, as she says, after ten years.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      They aren’t much for talking… 😉

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  6. Ed Hoornaert

    LOL. Yeah, I can see how that little fact might blot out the desire to study them. I’ve pre-ordered the book. Looking forward to reading the whole thing.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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  7. Author Charmaine Gordon

    What a world, oh what a world! The wicked witch declared as she melted. Amy, you’ve created a frightening world out there in fiction land.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      That’s what I love to do. 😉

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  8. Teresa Cypher

    Oh nooooo! Is Claire going to take it upon herself to research the Hellions??

    You have written a perfectly terrifying world and terrifying inhabitants.

    This series should go far. It needs to. So well written!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      We’ll have to see on February 7! Thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂

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  9. Kimberly Gould

    Are they the ones that scorched the sky? Great snippet, leaves me curious.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      That they do know, but how they’re created and what their lives are like are unknown.

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  10. Caitlin Stern

    If all you’re doing is surviving, knowing they’re monsters is enough. But if you want to fight back, you need more…

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  11. amybraunauthor (Post author)

    Exactly. 🙂

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  12. aldreaalien

    Awesome piece.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  13. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    Claire’s an interesting character. She’s working on the Hellion’s weapon, wondering what the air is like. Amazingly calm, even with all the serious thoughts going through her head.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      She’s definitely one of my favourite characters that I’ve written so far. 🙂

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  14. Karen Michelle Nutt

    What an terrifying world.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      I did my best. 😉

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  15. elizabethalsobrooks

    Love that last line!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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