Sunday Excerpt — April 20, 2014

More from Sanguine, a science fiction novel (still in progress) with elements of semi-paranormal M/M romance.

(I am done with beta readers, and Sanguine is in next-to-final-edit stage, so this is still a work in progress and the following lines may or may not have been hacked and recombined and creatively punctuated to fit into 10 sentences.)

Skipping ahead a bit to start introducing some other characters – and a few bits of Gregor’s past.  In this post, Kaen and Gregor have gone to clean out Gregor’s quarters on the station.  Kaen  has been looking through a photo album while Gregor packs.  Picking up a couple lines from where I left off last week – Kaen has asked Gregor to tell him what happened to Sergiu.

 

“We were captured,” he said, his voice flat and emotionless.  “They… they wanted…”  His voice broke for a moment and he took a deep breath to regain control.  “What do you know of the Erid’thu, Master?”

“Not much, I’m afraid, only that they have been warring with their nearest neighbor, the Solovei for — well, pretty much since they first met each other.”

“Do you know about the Ferrastin?”

Kaen winced as a pain shot through his head. “Yes, but I — I don’t… it seems… familiar, but…”

“They are vampires — a subclass of vampires – not true vampires, not what you are, but they are closer to what the popular myth is.  They are… they are evil, Master. They arose during a dark period of vampire history…”  He took a deep shaky breath.  “They still exist, and they have made Erid’thu their home world.”

 

 

 

 

 

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8 responses to “Sunday Excerpt — April 20, 2014

  1. oooh, that’s intriguing — can’t wait to find out more!

  2. I love how this excerpt flowed. You’ve got some interesting monsters in this story and I love their names.

  3. siobhanmuir

    Eep! That doesn’t sound good. Great snippet to show conflict, PT. Love this story. 🙂

  4. So there are vampires and vampires…

  5. Sherry Gloag

    You’ve caught my attention with this snippet.

  6. I can feel a fight coming up… I like your vampire twist.

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