Friday, July 29, 2011

Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday #6: Feasting Upon Vengeful Rage

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This six is from my fantasy WIP Mind Crafter. The protagonist has been summoned to a clandestine meeting with her empress when she realizes the decor of the room she's in is a bit disturbing:

Shala’s breath caught. The paintings were not simple battle scenes. A young soldier in gleaming armor, his face contorted in pain, hoisted an imperial standard aloft while everyone burned around him. Everyone in the empire would recognize the face of Prince Daro, the greatest casualty of the Battle of the Golden Valley. Others lands might forever downplay such an inglorious defeat, but the empire feasted on the Golden Valley to feed their rage even ten years later. The recognition of the prince refocused her attention on the other paintings and their titles: “The Treachery of the wicked General Narakeen”, “The Final Stand at the Golden Valley”, and “The Cowardly Tiger burns the Noble Hawk.” 


Anonymous said...

Loved this snippet. Great six!

Laurel Kriegler said...

Awesome six! The memories sure come through on this one :-)

Pippa Jay said...

Hmmm, the empress bears a bit of a grudge? :-P