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The Amber Arrow – Snippet 21

The Amber Arrow – Snippet 21 Chapter Eighteen: The Mistake Wannas found Ursel at the end of the first watch. “I will spell you,” he said. “Are you sure this is the right thing to do? We have such pressing … Continue reading

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The Spark – Snippet 08

The Spark – Snippet 08 CHAPTER 3: Being Put in My Place Easton walked out of the hall, straightening as he moved. I kept watching. It wouldn’t have surprised me if he’d turned and belted me if I gave him … Continue reading

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Iron Angels – Snippet 29

Iron Angels – Snippet 29 Chapter 17 After an abbreviated tour of the immediate area of the University of Chicago, Ed ushered them into one of the empty stadium-style lecture halls he used for the lower level science courses he … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 21

Chain of Command – Snippet 21 Chapter Ten 7 December 2133 (ten hours later) (fourteen days from K’tok orbit) Sam’s relationship with Captain Huhn had proved as constant and predictable as the energy output of an eruptive variable star. The … Continue reading

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Iron Angels – Snippet 28

Iron Angels – Snippet 28 Chapter 16 Jasper slouched in the passenger seat eyes masked by sunglasses, sipping black coffee, and judging by the wrinkled nose hating every second of the burnt liquid. He glanced at Temple. “I have no … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 20

Chain of Command – Snippet 20 “Commander, I don’t know anything about any intelligence leaks.” “Then how could you be so sure the same attack launched against your force could have been duplicated against ours? Our senior operations staff assures … Continue reading

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The Amber Arrow – Snippet 20

The Amber Arrow – Snippet 20 Chapter Seventeen: The Changelings Several of the half-breed children were sharing blankets that the Skraelings had rolled out from their bedrolls. “They done run us out of the West,” said the little boy who … Continue reading

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The Spark – Snippet 07

The Spark – Snippet 07 Buck had never been in a place like this; he sure didn’t want to go in. I didn’t either, to tell the truth, but I didn’t see another choice. I took the length of cord … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 19

Chain of Command – Snippet 19 Sam shook his head. “I gave the order but only after the Captain gave me permission.” “And the audio track will confirm that?” she said. “No, the Captain nodded to me. He didn’t speak.” … Continue reading

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The Amber Arrow – Snippet 19

The Amber Arrow – Snippet 19 From the trees charged– Not wolves. Too little. Coyotes. Yipping, screaming, sounding like a cross between a barn owl and a squeaky door hinge. Coyotes in a pack, headed for her. As if their … Continue reading

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