Saturday, June 13, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors: WHITE HART #2

Happy Sunday everybody! I hope you are all enjoying a long relaxing day. Here is my Weekend Writing Warriors snippet for today. Enjoy!

He had been drowning, tumbling toward the bottom of the ocean and his flighty mount with him. Then he had seen the seal, smelled the warm, homelike scent of her fur, and opened his eyes here on the shore.
Homelike? The crisp honey scent had been nothing like the brine and heather of Orkney.
Yet the vision remained, imprinted in his mind. Round, gold eyes flecked with sea-green. A feeling of complete calm. He wondered if he should be dead. Or if he was.

Here is the summary if you're interested in finding out more. Release date is August first!

Gawain of Orkney has not been to Camelot since before his father led a rebellion against King Arthur. Now that the war is over Gawain is sent to attend Arthur's wedding.

The night of the wedding Arthur bids Gawain to hunt a white hart -- a beautiful deer of unearthly purity. Gawain accepts the quest but the dangers of the wilderness become hard to battle when he is bound by Arthur's new ideals. Gawain realizes he may not be so different from the knights of the old, violent ways of as he had imagined.

Gawain does not have long to decide which life he wants to chase. Not all the rebels put down their swords when his father did. The knights of the old ways are planning an assassination and even King Arthur may not survive his own idealistic trust.


  1. Great snippet! I'm a Gawain-fan, so I just might have to read your book when it comes out!

  2. Ooh... like this. Definitely LIKE this

  3. Beautifully written snippet. I love the sensory elements you used. It made the scene a lot more tangible and real. Great work!

  4. Enjoyed the excerpt, especially the peacefulness at the end. Can't wait to see what more happens to Gawain!