This is my snippet this week for SFFSat. SFFSat is a place where a number of authors post snippets from their written works, and give the opportunity for comments, support and encouragement. Please also explore the other blogs that are part of this set - you can find the information here.
All being well, Sorrel in Silver should be released in about a week or so, Amazon willing! To celebrate, my snippet this week is the first dozen lines of the novel.
Whoever said two heads are better than one hasn't had to fight snarqs.
‘The brute’s right behind us!’ Kelhene shouted from the co-pilot's seat. Not the most helpful thing to tell me: I was only too well aware that a two-headed, acid-spitting, bat-winged serpent was tight on my tail. I flung the Cygnet into a dive, shoving the joystick forward and sideways to get the biplane out of its line of fire. The snarq opened both mouths and spat; two gobbets of acid hissed through the air towards us. A moment later, the world went black.
We had flown into one of the columns of thick, black smoke rising from the burning city below us. The airframe of the 'plane shuddered. One – or if we were really unlucky, both – of the acid spittles had hit us, of that I was certain. I could see absolutely nothing in the smoke, so hopefully the snarq couldn't see us either. It also meant that if there was anything in my path, there was no way of evading a collision.
As always, comments appreciated!