Today, it’s a celebration! Hello, friends, and welcome back from what I hope was a fantastic three day weekend.
Today, my Twitter account, @AelathiaNovels, reached 143 followers. Well, for a short time, that was 142…which strikes me so delightfully close to the number 42. How many Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy Fans out there? You would know that 42, in the book and movies, is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Thus, it felt only fitting that I drop a clip on Twitter from the first Aelathia novel, Weaving and Musings of Essencers.
Here’s the clip from Chapter 1 in it’s entirety (including some lines not shared on Twitter…you’re just that special):
A surging wave pushed the bow upwards. Yeltson steadied himself against the plank seat with his legs. The small ship rose so high that only the night sky could be seen. There, shaped into a mystical dragon pattern, were multiple bright blue stars.
The oarsmen muttered to themselves as the ship suddenly fell with the wave, splashing as it slid against the ocean.
“Omen,” they called it.
“Dark spirits,” others said.
“Banshees, no doubt.”
“Silence,” Yeltson whispered. Yeltson flushed with pride, his six soldiers remained utterly quiet throughout the mess. These new stars didn’t help, but he wouldn’t have any of it. He didn’t care. It was the mission. The mission was everything.
Hope you enjoyed that teaser, there’s more to come if my Twitter followers rise to 242…so make it happen!