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Weekend Writing Warriors: An Excerpt from CITY OF SCARS

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

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CITY OF SCARS releases in less than a week (this Friday the 28th, to be exact) — WOOT!  I’ve been going nuts trying to make sure everything is good to go, but unfortunately that means I’ve neglected my WWW duties for the past couple of weeks, so let’s get to it!

Dane’s search for Ijanna leads him to a number of inhospitable places, including a lengthy trek beneath the crime-ridden city of Ebonmark.  While there Dane and his band of temporary allies make a wondrous but frightening discovery — a subterranean city built by the dark giants called the Voss.

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Beyond the tendrils of mist stood a fortress-city carved into the black rock, an assembly of dozens of shadow-wreathed towers wrought of iron and stone.  Vast spirals of grey quartz rose to the fog-shrouded ceiling.  Cylindrical fortresses stood in the distance, massive dark structures of granite and lead topped with bladed crenelations. 

The group spread out.  More of the strange towers came into view, vast and dark and eerily silent.  Tall windows peered down at Dane like hollow eyes.  The structures were vast – even Kruje seemed tiny compared to the great towers, and Dane realized with cold terror that at some point many, maybe hundreds of Voss had filled those halls, monstrous creatures of morbid intellect and unending cruelty.  The city must have taken centuries to build. 

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Thanks for dropping by, and have a great weekend!

11 Comments

  1. Deb E

    Nice detail. Sounds like a grand place with a dark history. Good luck with the release! Hope it goes well.

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    • Daezarkian

      Thank you so much! =D

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  2. Linda Hamonou

    Congratulations!
    I like the atmosphere in this snippet, very dark.

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    • Daezarkian

      Thanks Linda!

      Reply
  3. Veronica Scott

    Utterly fascinating. I could really visualize the scene from your description, can’t wait to see what happens next!

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    • Daezarkian

      Thank you Veronica!

      Reply
  4. Teresa Cypher

    Wow! Do I write that every time I visit your Wewriwa posts? They deserve that word. 🙂 What are those strange towers? You never fail to intrigue. Just when I think you must be out of new ways to describe things, new twists to add to your stories… 🙂

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    • Daezarkian

      Why thank you, Teresa, I appreciate that! =D

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  5. J_M_Blackman

    To give such a high level of detail and still maintain such a creepy tone is truly a gift. Totally absorbing, as usual.

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    • Daezarkian

      Thank you! =D

      Reply

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