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Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 02

Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 02 Chapter 2. “Down!” Kyri shouted. Tobimar reacted just in time; the huge serpent’s venom sprayed above his head, striking the grass and bushes behind them, almost instantly turning them gray and brittle. “Terian and … Continue reading

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Spell Blind – Snippet 22

Spell Blind – Snippet 22 “I thought we’d stop here,” I said. “Maybe watch the sun go down before driving back for dinner.” She nodded. “Sounds great.” We sat on the stone, which was still warm. A nighthawk flew over, … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 22

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 22 Chapter 7 – Old Times and New Beginnings Allenson toyed with his lunch. He regretted choosing a dish that turned out to be bacon wrapped around some sort of spiced herbal stuffing. Hawthorn eagerly … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 21

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 21 He sat back and let the delegates argue, confident that he had scored a point. Self-interest and avarice focused minds wonderfully. It was also understood that vested interests in Brasilia would hardly welcome the … Continue reading

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Spell Blind – Snippet 21

Spell Blind – Snippet 21 “I hardly said anything.” “Yeah, well, I guess I noticed that.” “I think you must have been a pretty good cop.” She ran a hand through her hair once more. She seemed to do that … Continue reading

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Polychrome – Chapter 27

Polychrome – Chapter 27 Chapter 27. I couldn’t help but grin as Pearl of Gilgad pulled up to the docks of Pingaree. In some ways it was exactly as I had pictured it; in others, it was far better.

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Spell Blind – Snippet 20

Spell Blind – Snippet 20 “I was thinking about a walk in the desert.” She wrinkled her nose. “The desert?” “You’ve never taken a walk in the desert?”

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Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 01

Phoenix In Shadow – Chapter 01 Chapter 1. Aran felt cold, cold inside, so cold that he was able to ignore his fear entirely. There is nothing to fear here, not now. For what I want and what It wants, … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 20

Into The Maelstrom – Snippet 20 “Half now, half on satisfactory completion of service,” Allenson said firmly, not wanting to give the impression that he was an easy mark. Boswell agreed with alacrity suggesting that he expected Allenson to have … Continue reading

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Phoenix In Shadow – Prologue

Phoenix In Shadow – Prologue Phoenix in Shadow Second in the Balanced Sword trilogy By Ryk E. Spoor Prologue.          This is… most interesting. It surveyed the clearing, smoke still drifting from multiple scattered fires which had – mostly – … Continue reading

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