Saturday Snippet: Destiny and Fate

Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten sentences or less are yours for the reading!

Today’s snippet comes from Book Two of The Black Wing Chronicles~ how does THE BROKEN WING sound?

This week’s snippet is the next few sentences that follow last weeks’ snippet in which Blade is still recovering from the hovercycle crash and he’s still on Kah Lahtrec. Tahar, the strange spiritual guru of the Lahtrecki people is still caring for him.


Tahar poked the fire again, sending another shower of sparks skyward. “You pursue a fate which will only end in your death, and hers. Without you, she has no chance of meeting her destiny. Without her, you have no chance of meeting yours. Your lives are entwined. That, you know. It is why you protect her from your father. Your future lies with her.”

Blade gaped at the old man. “What do you know about my father?”


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16 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Destiny and Fate

  1. I like that this snippet started with sparks flying from the fire. Sets the moods very well. I think it’s interesting that the part that stood to him was only the part that concerned his father. Makes me wonder why that’s more important than having your destiny literally tied with someone else’s.

    As far your title, I just keep imagining a YA novel about growing up and finding your “wings,” which I know is not your intention. It doesn’t seem to have as much weght as Sovran’s Pawn.

    1. Blade never told Tahar anything about his father. That he knows something at all is actually HUGE. This is set up in SOVRAN’S PAWN.

      I agree, it sounds fluffy in comparison. Working on combinations that may add gravitas to it.

    1. His relationship with his father is integral to how he sees himself. This book provides a major turning point in their relationship. An underlying theme of this book is about the complexity of the father/child relationship.

  2. Dang! Don’t you just hate it when you find out you’re connected to someone else. Having read the first one, I’m anxious to learn more about Blade’s father! You left it hanging in the air. Great snippet by the way.

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