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Sanctuary – Snippet 19

Sanctuary – Snippet 19 As Chefer Kolkin did. And the pack chafed. Especially in the morning. True be told, he was feeling pretty peevish himself.

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 07

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 07 She set the last sheet aside, making a neat stack, and lay the quill next to it. The window was still there, and she could throw it all away and start again. Or … Continue reading

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Sanctuary – Snippet 18

Sanctuary – Snippet 18 Thirdly, because the Mrem accompanying them, a warrior named Chefer Kolkin, seemed to have no trouble at all getting started at daybreak. Fourthly, because it was obvious the miserable furball managed that annoying feat by eating … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 06

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 06 PART I: THE VIRTUE OF TEMPERANCE A due restraint upon affections and passions Chapter 4 November, 1635 Castello del Valentino, near Turin in Savoy Terrye Jo Tillman had spent at least an hour … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 05

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 05 “Beringhien,” Louis said. “Who brought this note?” “Madame de Chevreuse, Sire,” he answered. “She was most furtive.” “Indeed.” He took the letter and tucked it into his doublet. “I can imagine.”

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Sanctuary – Snippet 17

Sanctuary – Snippet 17 Chapter 8 Meshwe The Krek began its march two days later. By then, Zilikazi’s army had made its way entirely through Nesudi Pass and had come onto the plateau. Had that army been made up only … Continue reading

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Sanctuary – Snippet 16

Sanctuary – Snippet 16 Let Zilikazi get close enough… as was bound to happen if Kororo warriors had to fight the noble’s army at close range… There would be no way to resist him. Not even with the help of … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 04

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 04 Chapter 3 August, 1635 Near Paris Before the sun reached its height, the royal party was on the king’s road to Fontainebleau. The queen and king rode in a luxuriously-appointed carriage, escorted by … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 03

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 03 “Madame, I –” “Sire.” She turned on her backless chair, affecting to see him for the first time, and allowed herself to fall to one knee. “I beg your pardon. I did not … Continue reading

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Sanctuary – Snippet 15

Sanctuary – Snippet 15 Chapter 7 Nurat Merav Nurat had watched the quick and efficient slaughter of the badly-wounded Liskash soldier carried out by the females in the yurt. She’d also observed the encounter between the females and the male … Continue reading

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