Friday, February 15, 2013

An Excerpt from "The Chronicles of Trellah, Book One: The Perpetual Rain"!

Susan Heim on Writing is pleased to be a stop on the book tour for The Chronicles of Trellah, Book One: The Perpetual Rain, by T.S. Graham. I hope you enjoy the following excerpt!

About this book: Fourteen-year-old Sophina Murray will be the first to tell you: Bad luck comes in threes. First, her father is lost at sea. Then, the rains start. And don’t stop. And finally, her little brother is taken from his bed by a monster straight from her worst nightmare. A glimpse into the parallel universe of Trellah -- a land of giant trees, bizarre creatures, and a glowing red mineral with mystical properties -- convinces Sophina that all may not be lost. But first, she’ll have to survive in a hostile world where her darkest fears live and breathe.

An excerpt from The Chronicles of Trellah, Book One: The Perpetual Rain:

The wind flattened Sophina’s raincoat against her body as she stepped outside. Her mom was right; the storm was getting worse.

When the clouds had first rolled over Thomasville, they hadn’t shed so much as a sprinkle. The initial formations were striking, and each evening a growing number of townsfolk had gathered on the common to watch them reflect the red and orange hues of the sunset. But the clouds had thickened as the days passed, soon melding together to block out the last of the sun’s warming rays.

And that’s when the rain started.

So far, the anomaly had proved to be nothing more than a nuisance to the locals and a curiosity to everyone else. But Sophina feared that could soon change. This wind meant business, and it was only getting stronger.

Sophina stepped off the cobblestone walkway and turned right onto the brick sidewalk. This was usually the spot where she put her head down and left their old sea captain’s home at 4 Dirigo Drive behind, not looking up again until she’d arrived at the edge of Greystone Harbor. But today a strange sensation gave her pause. Somehow, she knew she was being watched.

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  1. This is a really short excerpt and not the most interesting one from the beginning of the book. I went to Amazon (look inside) to get a better preview and ended up buying. I think you should either select a more compelling excerpt to post here or link directly to preview on Amazon, stating that it's a preview.

    1. I appreciate your honest feedback. The author chose the excerpt, so we sent your comment to him. I'm glad that you made the effort to investigate the book further and found that it was worth the purchase.

  2. I'm intrigued by a strong heroine and the world-building!



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