I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I posted my request for help regarding the blurb for Carrion. Following that, I was given plenty of feedback, both on the blog and on the Facebook groups where I shared it. All of it was useful, even if it only gave me pause for thought. And I did pause. Several times. In the end, having seen a recurring theme of ‘I like this from option 2, but that from option 3’, I’ve tinkered some more. Naturally, the tinkering won’t satisfy everybody – that would require the blandest of books, let alone blurbs – but I hope it hooks some of you:
Choose your words carefully
Words have power
A sheet of black filled his vision as hundreds of birds dived at the cottage, pointed beaks thrust forward. From this angle, he couldn’t see many of them striking it, but the few he did see held nothing back as they hammered into the shutter. The scale of the attack was beyond anything he’d seen or heard of. And bloodied casualties littered the ground: skulls shattered, wings broken, innards spilling from them. The fact that so many of them continued with the onslaught in spite of this filled him with even more dread.
Salin has always wanted an adventure and, when the opportunity presents itself, he grabs it with both hands, taking his friends along for the ride – whether they want to or not.
With strange lands come strange creatures that stand between them and their goal. And that goal is the same for someone else, a man who believes the prize is worth every sacrifice – especially when the sacrifices are made by others.
The future is about to change. But who for?
Are you tempted?
Because we’re nearly there…