Saturday, August 22, 2015

Weeken Writing Warriors: WHITE HART #12

Hello Bloggers! Happy Sunday. I hope you are enjoying the rest of the weekend writing warriors snippets. This week Gawain and Gaheris run into an unexpected adventure.

Gawain listened to the vibrations of horse hooves, the barking of the hounds, the snapping of branches, and Gawain's own heaving breath. He stopped. Another sound drifted through his ears. A metallic echo as distant and familiar as the practice yards in Orkney. He turned to Gaheris. “Do ye hear that?”
Gaheris nodded. “That'll be swordplay or I'm an old crone.”

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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. Nice hook. Readers will have to keep reading to find out who's fighting and why.

  2. Enjoyed the excerpt, this is such an interesting story and I love the tone you've achieved. Putting my Moderator hat on, don't see a direct link back to the WeWriWa page?

  3. A rebel's son. Not an auspicious start.

  4. Interesting. Now the question is what happens next and why?