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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 31

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 31 Chapter 18 Dear Dad, Today we arrived at the Castle of Miolans in Saint-Pierre d’Albigny. It’s in the mountains, about halfway between Turin and Lyon. Monsieur Gaston doesn’t exactly travel light: he has … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 10

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 10 “Talk to me, Justis,” Kona said, after I’d stared at the kid for a good minute or two. “Was I right? Was he killed with magic?” “Yeah,” I said. “But this magic is . … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 30

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 30 “I welcome you to this solemn occasion,” he said. “Beloved in the Lord, when the Savior sent out his Apostles, he said unto them, ‘Go ye, and teach all nations, baptizing them in … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 09

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 09 “Sorry. You wouldn’t believe the traffic around the terminal.” “Actually, I would.” She cast a glance my way. “Everything okay with Billie?” “We’ll talk about that later.” She led me toward the end of … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 08

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 08 Chapter 4 Billie and I had decided early on in our relationship that we were permanently off the record as far as her reporting was concerned. She wouldn’t try to get stories out of … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 29

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 29 Chapter 17 Chateau de Baronville, Beville-le-Comte The ringing of bells awaked Anne from a restful sleep. She could feel the deep pain from labor still, but her exhaustion had been deeper. Even before … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 07

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 07 He sobered and shook his head, his gaze holding mine as he took another mouthful of ice cream. He finished that first bowl a few minutes later, and I went back and got him … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 28

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 28 “Indeed, he provided me with a letter to be opened in case he was killed or presumed dead. I have opened the letter, and it informs me of the hidden location where the … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 27

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 27 “And the cardinal’s as well?” “It wasn’t mentioned, Highness.” She looked at the pad, running her finger slowly down the long message. “The king and a number of guards. That’s what he said.”

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 06

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 06 This deepened the myste’s scowl. “There are no guardian angels, Ohanko. There are sorcerers and mystes, and they rarely act out of altruism.” “So you believe that someone wants me alive for a specific … Continue reading

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