Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Season Avatars #AtoZChallenge: Pouncer

I mentioned anilinks in my first Season Avatars A-Z post. Pouncer, a black-and-white cat about a year old, is Ysabel's anilink. Anilinks have the ability to sense when Chaos Season occurs anywhere in Challen. They have a telepathic link to their Fall Avatar, so she always knows when her anilink senses Chaos Season. Anilinks may also run errands for their Avatar. Pouncer does all of this and more. He understands human language very well for an animal. He's a cheerful, friendly cat, but he's very defensive of his Avatar. Although Ysabel is his primary human, Pouncer also forms a surprising bond with Gwen. Learn more about Pouncer's secret in Fifth Season. (Yes, that's him on the cover in Ysabel's arms.) The story of how Ysabel and Pouncer meet and how he earns his name will be part of a future short story collection called Young Seasons. (The stories are all drafted, but I have to finish editing them. It should be out by the end of the year.)

6 comments:

Nicola said...

I'm intrigued with the concept of anilinks. I think I might be one - I'm always able to sense an oncoming saga. The stories sound fascinating. Wishing you lots of fun completing your edits.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Did he pounce on her head while she was sleeping? Cats do that you know.

Sandra Almazan said...

Thanks, Nicola! I hope you consider reading the stories if you find them intriguing.

Alex, you'll have to read the Young Seasons collection when it's ready to find out.

Pat Dilloway said...

I wish I had an Anilink

Crystal Collier said...

I'd like a Pouncer...unless it meant I'd have to be swept into the plot of a novel. ;)

Sandra Almazan said...

Pat, what animal would you choose for an anilink?

There's always a catch, isn't there, Crystal?

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