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Raising Caine – Snippet 21

Raising Caine – Snippet 21 Chapter Twenty-Five In orbit; GJ 1248 One (“Adumbratus”) As Caine entered Gaspard’s otherwise empty quarters, he ignored the chair toward which the Frenchman waved an inviting hand. “Ambassador, we just heard that Yiithrii’ah’aash is on … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 20

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 20 Chapter 9 Protector of the Law, Ashok Vadal, twenty-year senior, rode through the lands of the great house that shared his name, dwelling on what he’d lost, what had been taken, and … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 21

A Call To Arms – Snippet 21 “Right,” Merripen said. There was a short pause. “Okay, we’re up and running — ninety gees acceleration. How soon before you get that thing back together?” “A couple of hours at least,” Grimm … Continue reading

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Raising Caine – Snippet 20

Raising Caine – Snippet 20 Chapter Twenty-Four In orbit; GJ 1248 One (“Adumbratus”) Karam Tsaami, his head half into the avionics interface bay on the bridge of the TOCIO shuttle, nearly knocked off the top of his skull when a … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 20

A Call To Arms – Snippet 20 “You think we should signal Salamander?” Travis suggested. “She’s in range to head over and see what’s going on.” “She’s also got the same sensor suite we do,” Fornier reminded him. “Don’t worry … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 19

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 19 “Yes, Lord Protector,” Ashok said. “Your house has given you to us. Do you willingly give your life over to the Order?” He hadn’t asked that to the others, except the others … Continue reading

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Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 18

Son Of The Black Sword – Snippet 18 Chapter 8 Twenty years ago As the richest, most powerful house, Vadal was the last to be announced during the induction ceremony. Aunt Bidaya had prepared Ashok for this by explaining that … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms – Snippet 19

A Call To Arms – Snippet 19 CHAPTER TWELVE Manticore had come and gone, and was no more than a faint dot in the Izbica’s aft viewer. And Captain Shresthra, in the quaint old vernacular, was not a Happy Camper. … Continue reading

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Raising Caine – Snippet 19

Raising Caine – Snippet 19 Riordan suppressed a sigh. “I understand that, Ms. Veriden. But I don’t understand your attitude. You’re part of the legation, and I’m concerned with your welfare, both professional and personal. That’s all.” He gestured toward … Continue reading

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Raising Caine – Snippet 18

Raising Caine – Snippet 18 Chapter Twenty-Three Bioband’s valland and In orbit; GJ 1248 One (“Adumbratus”) Caine started shouting instructions into his collarcom. “Tygg, did you hear Bannor’s report?” “Most of it. I think. Commo’s scratchy.”

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