Greetings and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! I’m heading off to Mythic Worlds in Seattle, so I might not be as diligent about visiting everyone’s posts on Sunday, but I will try. Good news: I received the contract for Death by Starlight! Don’t have a release date yet but I’ll let you know asap. To celebrate, I’ll continue sharing from the first chapter, in which Zeke returns from the dark realm and visits the shaman Alistair on his boat in search of some magical assistance. I’m picking up a little bit further along from last week’s snippet.
“Here we are!” Alistair removed a glass jar from a shelf cluttered with similar jars, seashells, rocks, liquor bottles of every size and shape and an assortment of whatnots Zeke couldn’t identify. Alistair shook some silver powder into his palm and blew it straight into Zeke’s face.
Zeke jerked his chin to the side and sneezed violently.
“Allergic to home spun magic, are you, svarti?” Alistair cackled.
“I dislike breathing in dirt, you old quack,” Zeke snapped. He made to brush the powder from his sleeve and noticed faint threads trailing from his arm to the walls of the boat, where they disappeared.
“Ah, lookee there. Someone laid a few lines on you.”
“I suspected as much.”
Edge of Night 2: Death by Starlight
Ian and Zeke fought a battle against the queen of the dark realm in order to be together, but just when they think they might settle into as normal a life as elves living among humans might be able to expect, a new enemy threatens to tear them apart. While Zeke helps the shaman Alistair in his hunt for an elusive mermaid, Ian is called to confront a wicked nymph preying on tourists along Seattle’s waterfront. Zeke and Ian soon discover that the defeated Queen Ysolde has spread her evil into the sea realms, and danger lurks beneath every wave, but it is too late to stop an escalating series of confrontations that lead to disappearances, death and the possible end of light in this world.
As Ysolde plots revenge and a mysterious prince seeks to win Ian for himself, the ancient war between light and dark sweeps Ian and Zeke into its maelstrom of hate, testing their trust of each other to the utmost.
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Uh-oh Magic is afoot. Great snippet!
Thanks for stopping by, Elyzabeth. I forgot to sign up at the WWW page this week!
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“Ah, lookee there. Someone laid a few lines on you.” That line is so perfect. I like this shaman. 🙂