Special excerpt from urban fantasy novel Gate by Sam Rook

We’re helping Sam Rook wrap up her virtual book tour today with an
exclusive excerpt from her epic urban fantasy novel Gate.
During her tour, Sam will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and
Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn person. To be
entered for a chance to win, use the
form below.
To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!
Sam Rook lives in Vermont with
her husband and two children. Her passion for fantasy novels began in high
school with her desire to write following shortly thereafter. Software engineer
by day, fantasy author by night, she strives to give her readers a chance to
enjoy worlds that transport them away from the stress of everyday life.
A little
bit about Gate:
returns to Av’lor after seven months on the Daemon home world, only to discover
the Daemons have invaded Earth. With Av’lor on the brink of an uprising and an
unknown enemy upon its doorstep, the knights divide their forces to safeguard
both worlds.
Sir Lanclor, torn
between his duty to Av’lor and his dedication to Kathryn, finds himself
fighting a losing battle on Earth. He realizes the fate of both worlds rests in
the unlikely alliance of technology and magic.
Overwhelmed by a new
threat far beyond that of the Daemons, both Av’lor and Earth must face a
devastating reality.
Gate excerpt:
“Your knife, quickly!” She
extended her hand to the dazed captain. With only a moment’s hesitation, he
drew it and flipped it around, offering her the hilt. She gripped its handle
and imbued it while she ran toward the Zahkrinon’s back as it towered over
Lanclor’s crumpled form. “Mel’ati lenk’enterun ent’me’ant f’enk’e’elath
shel’an’re.” She threw herself between its massive wings and sunk the
knife into its back up to the hilt. “Die, you bastard!” Fire poured
through the knife into the creature’s body and it writhed and screamed,
twisting and turning to try to dislodge her.
Kathryn’s grip slipped from the
knife, and she flew to the right of the thrashing creature, but she continued
to pour her magic through it, realizing she didn’t need to be in direct contact
to continue its flow. The Zahkrinon’s scream echoed throughout the clearing and
the remaining Daemons retreated through the broken canopy above. Kathryn
crawled to Lanclor, creating a shield to protect him from the Zahkrinon’s death
Only after the Zahkrinon stopped
moving did she cut off the power to the knife, which continued to smoke. The
cries of dying Daemons gradually faded as knights dispatched those wounded upon
the ground. Moans of injured knights sounded around the encampment, creating an
eerie atmosphere as the light of the afternoon dampened into evening. Lanclor
remained unmoving on the ground before her.
“Kate, are you all right?”
Hal peered from around the dead Zahkrinon.
“Could be better. You?”
“I could really use a
beer.” He stepped around the corpse and knelt down beside her, lowering
his voice. “With Sir Lanclor out of commission, you’re next in line for
orders. What do you want us to do?”

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8 thoughts on “Special excerpt from urban fantasy novel Gate by Sam Rook

  1. Unknown says:

    I already work with computers, so if writing or computers wasn't an option, I would like to do something involving animals. Perhaps a small farming operation?

  2. Stormy Vixen says:

    Great excerpt and I love the cover, thanks for sharing. I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your books.

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