A Random Teaser Tuesday

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I haven't done one of these in a loooooooooooooooong time, but I haven't blogged much lately, either, and this story's been knocking around in my head at the strangest times. I figured if I let it out to play for a bit, maybe it would leave me be long enough to do something productive.

I have the dynamics of this thing worked out nearly in full. It involves a prince named Nova, a poisoned king, a secret son, a hidden infatuation, a matriarchal temple dedicated to a huntress, and a black unicorn. All that's left is to deal with the voice that's trying to tell the tale. It's distant and haunting, and not really like anything I've written before. So, here you have it - the first lines of Emissary.

It's said that the children of Rhin are born with bells braided in their hair. This way they cannot approach their elders unknown or learn the secrets the young need not hear. It's only when they've learnt to still their frantic fits and gentle their steps that the bells go silent and they prove themselves worthy of a place in society. And on that day, they earn the fear of the seven kingdoms, for everyone knows that the silent lands of Rhin are where assassins are bred.

This was the belief that bought the queen's emissary an uninterrupted voyage.

8 Chiming In:

Stefan Bachmann said...

Ok, THAT sounds really cool. I want to read it like... now.

Suzie F. said...

Oo, chills and goosebumps!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Oh wow, that's so awesome! That is EXACTLY the type of beginning that would make me head instantly for the purchase counter. :) I really like it. :)

Unknown said...

Completely BADASS! I love it; I love the idea of it. I have a thing for assassins. Just by those two paragraphs you created so much anticipation!

dolorah said...

Awesome. I love the concept; and there is so much story and character building to look forward to here.

Good luck with the writing. It sounds great.


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Matthew MacNish said...

I haven't been here in a long time either, but like always, I enjoy your gorgeous writing.

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