Monday, December 14, 2015

Doublesight: The Journey Back - Teaser Tuesday and First Chapter / First Paragraph

I've read quite a few fantasy and science fiction novels and short stories over the years, but The Journey Back is my first venture into Kindle Worlds' fan fiction. It won't be my last. I enjoyed Darcy Carson's story so much that I'm looking forward to reading more of her Doublesight tales in the future.

Here's the First Paragraph:
     The road back is never the same. A fact Korban was fast learning. The last time he had traveled the heavily rutted road he'd been delirious, trussed up like a hunter's kill, and tossed into a wagon with a blanket smelling of horse thrown over his body so none would catch sight of his departure.

Teaser (from 25% on my Kindle):
Oh, sure, throwbacks and gargoyles were dangerous, especially those who ate human flesh. But, not all gargoyles were bad.

Genre: Fan Fiction - Science Fiction & Fantasy
Length: 40 Pages
Amazon: The Journey Back
Also by Darcy Carson: The Trouble With Mother

Synopsis:
Human only Korban returns in The Journey Back where he learns everyone has a secret, After surviving the dreaded fire death disease, he arrives at Castle Weilk where he was raised by his uncle, the king, after his parents were murdered. He suspects the king knows the doublesights had something to do with his recovery. Knowing he is no longer welcomed, he leaves for his ancestral home to find answers that have plagued him over the years. Along the way attempts are made to kill him, but a childhood doublesight friend saves him . . . not once, but twice. Once home, Korban learns the truth about a decade old mystery about his parents that will change the course of his life.

About Kindle Worlds:
Kindle Worlds is a place to publish fan fiction inspired by popular books, shows, movies, comics, music, and games.


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25 comments:

Cleo Bannister said...

I've not read any fan fiction but unfortunately I don't get on with science fiction so I'd pass on this one - thanks for sharing though.

Margot said...

I am familiar with fan fiction because my teenage granddaughter loves to write it. Of course, you know I love it. I'm not a big sci-fi fan but I do like the sound of this book.

Beth F said...

I too haven't read any fan fiction, but I've been curious. Glad you found an author who resonates.

nikki @bookpunks said...

I hadn't heard anything about Kindle Worlds. Wait, so it's a fan fiction publishing platform then? (That's what I'm getting from the comments.) Interesting!

The opener was decent, I'd read on.

My First Chapter post is here: http://www.bookpunks.com/begins-smoke-gets-eyes-caitlin-doughty/

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Fan fiction is totally new to me. I'll have to find out more.

Laura Thomas said...

I've not read any fan fiction. This has me curious. And it has gargoyles!

Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/12/15/teaser-tuesdays-139-sins-of-the-lost/

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hope you enjoy this Sandy. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of F or fantasy.

madamevauquer said...

I used to read a ton of fan fiction! This was back in the days before the Internet/Kindles, etc and you just bought the stories. It was mostly Star Trek, War of the Words with a few others like Beauty and the Beast thrown in. Occasionally I do visit some sites to try a few of the newer ones.

Thanks for stopping by my TT today for The Octopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris at http://wp.me/pZnGI-sc

France Booktours said...

I still need to try fan fiction. thanks for sharing. if your readers are interested, here is my Teaser, another story in a train! A short very well done book:
http://wordsandpeace.com/2015/12/15/teaser-tuesdays-dec-15-2015-the-641-to-paris/

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds interesting. I haven't read much fan fiction since Star Trek. It is certainly much easier to find it now than it was in the late 60s. My teaser comes from Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima this week. Happy reading!

darcy said...

Thanks, Sandy, for highlighting my Doublesight fan fiction, The Journey Back. I hope people like the story.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am not a fan of science fiction, or fantasy, but this one does pique my curiosity. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Stormi Johnson said...

Not tried fan fiction but glad you liked it. :)

Louisa Paarsmarkt said...

Yeah that they aren't all bad. Unless it was sarcastic...but gargoyles sound like something awesome to have in a book to read! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

Alice Audrey said...

Yeah, you gotta watch out for those flesh eating gargoyles. It's hard to tell them apart from the nice ones.

Claudia Arroyo said...

Not all gargoyles were bad!? Well that's something you don't hear every day - well, at all actually ha! I'm intrigued nonetheless; great teaser!

proxyfish said...

What an intriguing teaser! I'd definitely like to know more!

DeeAnna said...

Glad to see this type of short fiction is succeeding. Small bites and big reward

Yvonne said...

Interesting. I haven't read fan fiction in years.

Denise @ Life With No Plot said...

Interesting. I'm not familiar with the original source of this particular fan fiction, but it sounds well written. Hope you are enjoying it!

Denise @ Life With No Plot

Eustacia Tan said...

I understand the gargoyles, but what's so bad about throwbacks? Sounds like an interesting book!

Donna H said...

Not really my kind of book but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Girl Who Reads

Laura said...

Loving that teaser. Definitely have to check it out. Thanks for sharing and for coming by my Teaser.

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Ohh really great and intriguing teaser I absolutely love reading fanfiction I used too read a lot of fanfic when I was in high school and still do read them today. But I have not heard about this site and I didn't even know it exist. Now I most definitely need too check out this Kindle World site out soon!Thank you for stopping by my blog. :)

The Candid Cover YA book blogger said...

I love your teaser! The fact that this book kept you up to read it, makes me very intrigued as well! :)