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1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 21

1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 21 Francis smiled in relief. “And it did keep the insects away today,” he admitted. “Will you be reading the next chapter to us tonight?” Philip’s brows shot up. “Yes, and thanks … Continue reading

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Shadow’s Blade – Snippet 39

Shadow’s Blade – Snippet 39 I steered us onto the narrow lane and drifted over to the side when we pulled even with the restrooms. Making sure that no one was nearby, and leaving the engine idling, I got out … Continue reading

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Through Fire – Snippet 06

Through Fire – Snippet 06 Simon had taken me to where the painting was kept, in a vault to which it had been moved after the destruction of Florence. I think he believed the resemblance would flatter me. Instead, it … Continue reading

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 30

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 30 CHAPTER 11 Newtown on Peltry Adele stared at the text from Guy Mignouri, the 5th Bureau Resident in Newtown, for some seconds longer than the words themselves required: it is not suitable to meet … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 06

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 06 “I will go and speak to Tully,” she said to Pyr’s back. It was Tully who had first taught her English, coming to the dochaya day after day, telling her and everyone else … Continue reading

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Shadow’s Blade – Snippet 38

Shadow’s Blade – Snippet 38 CHAPTER 13 Gracie didn’t respond right away. She was watching me, her mouth open in a small “o.” Her expression reminded me of one I saw on Billie’s face on those rare occasions when I … Continue reading

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Through Fire – Snippet 05

Through Fire – Snippet 05 Perhaps it was to combat this that his best friend, and the other Mule left behind, Bartolomeu Dias, had conceived the scheme of trying to create female and male clones of themselves. Perhaps the scheme … Continue reading

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1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 20

1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz – Snippet 20 Slap! “Bastard!” “What’s the matter, Michael?” Phillip asked as he approached. Michael held up his hand so Phillip could see the splat of blood on it. “An insect bit me.”

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Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 29

Death’s Bright Day – Snippet 29 The anteroom was tight for three people. Daniel wondered what would have happened if he had brought a staff of ten. Walters pressed a button in the wall. A green light winked above the … Continue reading

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The Span Of Empire – Snippet 05

The Span Of Empire – Snippet 05 Chapter 2 The five Lleix strode back through the ship’s corridors to their common room, aureoles quivering. It was so strange, Lim of Terralore thought, to sit in the presence of human and … Continue reading

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