Happy Valentines’ Day, everyone! Time for another Weekend Writing Warriors snippet. Every Sunday, I join a bunch of writers through a blog hop and post an 8-10 sentence snippet of my current project. You can click on the link to see what everyone else is up to.
This snippet directly follows Gilly’s sudden reveal. Althod wastes no time in showing Gilly who’s boss, which causes quite a fuss.
As if the guards were the extension of Althod’s reflexes, the soldiers sprang to action to dispose of Gilly. They were stopped by the fake palace attendants, guards and servants. Some surprised the Yildirim soldiers by leaping upon them and fighting them; others further confused their adversaries by transforming into beasts in mid-sprint. It was nearly evenly matched, except Althod’s had the upper hand with soldiers using their lighting shocks to subdue their enemies.
Gilly kept herself heavily guarded with her hands; they were aflame and she had already scorched a ring of fire around her person. She leapt through her own fire as though it were nothing and fought oncoming foes, burning them if they came to close.
To further aid Gilly’s mission, a handful of skilled Elven soldiers suddenly burst in the room and began taking care of the guards already in the room and the others who were rushing to Althod’s aid.
But Gilly wasn’t here to waste such a valuable diversion. The larger Animen were properly warned and shrunk away in time as Gilly sang another spell—a quick burst of flames erupted on Althod’s dominant spell hand, the hand with Ilsi’s rings.
“You could’ve just dropped the linen incident,” Gilly called shrewdly.
It’s hard to imagine an old gent and a preteen at each other’s throats, but that’s fantasy for you. Until then, check out other snippets here. You can also learn more about the novel, Destiny Seeker, here. Don’t forget to comment below if you’ve got a snippet to share as well! Compliments and constructive insight are equally welcome.