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 ~ HERO’S END.
Blade heads into a firefight in a theater, and his life is about to change forever.
He glanced at the darkness that filled the open door of the theater. Colorful flashes lit the shadows. The unmistakable whine and hiss of blaster fire punctuated the shrieks and howls of civilians unaccustomed to live fire.
Maker help him. If he didn’t find a way around Marin’s orders, this could well be his last firefight, too, and that simply wouldn’t do. They were too damn much fun.
Blade strode up the walk to the open door, unfastening his jacket as he went. If he needed the blaster nestled in the shoulder holster under his arm, he wanted to be able to reach it. If he played his role right, he wouldn’t need it. Nothing short of a squad of IC-trained Predators would provide much of a challenge.
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18 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: The Last Firefight?”
Firefights are a lot of fun…but only if you’re winning. 🙂
Yeah, but for somebody like Blade, where’s the challenge of helping the winners?
I reckon Blade is being far too cocky. He’s been playing the holo-hero too much – I have this nasty suspicion that he’s going to find himself in big trouble! Good snippet – paints the atmosphere and Blade’s (over?)-confidence very nicely.
There’s a bit more at play here. Either he has been playing the holofeature hero too much, or he’s far too accustomed to being under fire. Thanks!
I think Peter’s right, and I hope so: I always like seeing character’s perceptions of themselves altered. But I do like his confidence and he is being a bit careful, so maybe it will all work out for him. Looking forward to more.
Blade’s perception of himself does change mightily in this book.
Yep, he’s being cocky alright. But I like his “calmness” at assessing the “situation.” Good stuff!! Can’t wait for this to be released!
Thanks! Sometimes confidence can be misinterpreted.
Blade is so darned cool! Great snip JC 🙂
Ice water in his veins! 😉
Wonderful snippet, Blade is a dude! 😀
He’s something for sure!
Sounds like he has something in mind other than force.
Think James Bond in space.
Bring on the firefight! I want to see this Blade in action. Hope his skills live up to his confidence.
OOo, he’s confident! 🙂
Why do I get the feeling that he’s walking right into a squad of IC-trained Predators? 😉
Still, that cocky attitude is pretty sexy. I’m rooting for him!
Funny you should mention that… he just SHOOK a squad of IC-trained Predators with orders to keep him in sight at all times. 🙂