Sunday, June 30, 2013

From #Free #Eternelles Prequel: ADRASTEIA - Adri's origins #snippetsunday

Hey peeps!

Finally having some sun shine down on us. Cold, yup, but at least when it's bright, you are able to power on and forget the dreary temps.

So, back to books... I am having so much fun sharing excerpts from our free prequel with you. when Natalie and I wrote them (Adrasteia & Seraphine), our goal was to offer our readers a little glimpse into the past, into how everything came to be what it is for our two main protagonists.

Today, I tell you more about Adri's origins. You know she descends from a maenad and can thus manipulate people, in crowds. Here's some more about how she came into being (Last week's excerpt here).

Adri winced. Her mother had been a maenad, a human woman who had become a follower of the Greek god of wine and revelry, Dionysos, and who had achieved power over crowds as a result. Usually barren to the god’s seed, this maenad had miraculously borne him a child; a baby daughter he’d wanted sacrificed on the altar of his greatness mere minutes after her birth. Had the mighty Zeus not stepped in to save her, she would have died that day.
Or would she? Because in her nearly three millennia of existence, nothing had managed to kill her. Fine—she hadn’t tested the guillotine, but maybe that, too, wouldn’t have worked on her.
She’d never known her mother, had never even found out her name, and her biological father had only sought her out once in all these years, and that, too, to taunt her about possessing as vile a heart as his. She shivered as she remembered his words.
“You’re cold,” Ares said.

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Happy Sunday, ye all!

From Mauritius with love,



Linda said...

Terrible family background. I feel a bit as if a part of her wants to die.
And Ares reaction is priceless, he does care somehow.

Siobhan Muir said...

That wouldn't be a fun family reunion. I bet her perspective on Zeus is different than most folks'. Great snippet, Zee. And thanks so much for the mention :D

Sarah W said...

Ares line continues her last thoughts so perfectly--you can't help feeling for her!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Sounds like dionysus has a swelled head.

Cindy Amrhein said...

Great character and world building there.
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Anonymous said...

Good job of giving her history.
You might want to indicate which god impregnated her in that first paragraph. I was surprised to see it was Ares. (Or has that been stated earlier?)
Very nice.

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