Well, on a good note, I’m almost done with the first round on this WIP. In the spirit of hope that this week’s the one where I finish it, I thought I’d share six sentences from it!
Set up: The book opened with a scene of a little mage-born girl having a vision, then comforted from the nightmare by her mother. In this scene, the mother has been woken up for the third night in a row by little Jenny’s screaming. She just found the little girl lying in bed, staring at nothing, muttering the same words over and over.
Her precious baby, the only one of her six pregnancies to reach term, mouthed the words, “All dead, all dead, all dead.”
Shuddering, she fell back a step, then two, gaze still fixed on Jenny’s blanched face.
This had to be so much more than just visions. When her daughter had her first at five years old, Nina had read every book she could on the mage-born gift of prophecy. Only once before had seers had anything close to this sort of reaction; only once had a single day’s horrors sent seers catatonic.
It happened less than a week before the US dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
So there you have it. Hope you liked and hope you’ll come by next week for another dose of Prophecy of Blood. And psst! I added a link to the page with information on the stops scheduled thus far on my blog tour! Check it out. 🙂 I love the tour button they made for me.