Saturday, July 4, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors: WHITE HART #5

Happy Independence Day! Hope you are enjoying a all the snippets before rushing off to see all the colorful explosions this day has to offer. Check out the rest of them here.

This week, Gawain is still on his way to Camelot.

Gawain had only just reached the stream when he saw the giant fall from halfway up the west-side cliff. Gringalet stepped back and tossed his long black mane. Stones rumbled and slid against the side of the ravine. Gawain closed his eyes, trying not to imagine Gaheris's body caught in the rock fall.
The ravine was too narrow and rocky for a gallop. Gawain dismounted and ran, allowing Gringalet and Culun's hounds to chase after him. He could hear hoof-beats and the pattering of paws against the stones and gravel as he raced toward the giant's body. His own footsteps couldn't keep up with the quickness of his heart, pulsing with dread. Cold unsteady blood vibrated through him despite the speed of his motion.

Here is the summary if you think you might be interested in reading more. WHITE HART is set to be released August 1st

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. Hey Taryn, Great snippet, but I do have to request that you include a backlink to the WeWriWa list. It's easy to forget.

    Good luck with your upcoming release date. I wish you many sales and 5 star reviews!

    1. I'm sorry Jess. I pre-schedualed this post a month or so ago. I thought I had included a link but I didn't double check before it went live. I will double check my other scheduled posts now.

  2. A tense scene indeed, enjoyed all the details! Best wishes with the book...

  3. Exciting snippet! Can't wait for this to come out.

  4. Loads of details. It was easy to visualize. :-) Nicely done!