Thursday, February 06, 2014

Gods of Talera

The fifth book in the Talera series, Gods of Talera, is now underway. This is a direct sequel to Wraith of Talera, which I wrote last year and which should be published some time in 2014. I don't know if I'll be able to write "Gods" straight through since it is likely that I'll have other projects intervening on occasion. Still, I want to get as much done on the project as I can before any interruptions occur. Below is a brief snippet from the story. Hope you enjoy.

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The tocsins still roared, louder here in the open. Beyond the roof where we stood stretched a city of white buildings with broad streets and many open courtyards between them. Above that city, curving down through the emerald sky, came huge airships with the golden bulk of the moon, Tisiminna, looming behind them. These were sailed vessels—battleships not unlike my own warship, Khiang, but half again as large. There were six of them, each painted a dark purple, and with flags flying from their masts bearing an image I could not make out at this distance.

Soon the ships began landing between the white buildings, disgorging warriors who wore glittering bronze breastplates and helms. Sunlight flashed from the swords and axes they carried. I could not tell their race but they were big. And there were many of them.

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15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tense moment! Now I want more.

Tom Doolan said...

I agree with Alex. Great stuff!

pattinase (abbott) said...

What a world you have created.

Charles Gramlich said...

Alex, thanks, man.

Tom, appreciate that.

Patti, that's much of the fun!

Ty Johnston said...

Very adventurous! Keep it up.

Cloudia said...

You need no luck I could wish you! Carry on, sir!



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Brian Miller said...

an invasion...i imagine it to be pretty awe inspiring seeing it all come in...

best wishes on the new book man...

Angie said...

Good stuff, and best of luck with the new project. :)

Angie

Erik Donald France said...

Exciting, indeed ~ good luck, man ~!

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Nice start. Having fun writing it is the best.

Charles Gramlich said...

Ty, thanks, man.

Cloudia, nice of you to say. :)

Brian, I enjoy the visuals of these kinds of stories.

Angie, much appreciated.

Erik, I'm having fun.

Bernard, yep, otherwise I just couldn't find myself doing it much.

David Cranmer said...

Gods of Talera. Great title and great excerpt, Charles.

Charles Gramlich said...

David, thankee, my friend.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Good writing, Charles. I was conjuring up images even as I read the passage.

Charles Gramlich said...

Prashant, thanks!