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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 06

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 06 “I’m Cory,” the officer at the command console said when I knelt beside him. “I’m second lieutenant and have the duty right now. You are?” “Sir, I’m Roylan Olfetrie,” I said. … Continue reading

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1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 33

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 33 “So it will be me putting my land grant in with their land grants and what? Getting a larger share of the corporation?” “Probably something like that. But it will be between you … Continue reading

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A Call To Vengeance – Snippet 03

A Call To Vengeance – Snippet 03 CHAPTER TWO Captain Trina Clegg tapped the release, and the hatch into Vanguard’s bridge slid open in front of her. She grabbed a handhold, noting as always the misaligned pair of plates on … Continue reading

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A Call To Vengeance – Snippet 02

A Call To Vengeance – Snippet 02 But no one spoke up. Those who weren’t familiar with such military minutiae — which was probably the majority of them — were apparently willing to accept Travis’s logic at face value. Dapplelake, … Continue reading

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1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 32

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 32 Chapter 12: Delays on the Volga Ufa September 1636 “Where am I going to put you?” Olga Petrovichna complained. “I don’t see that you need to put us anywhere,” said Stefan. “Just point … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 05

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 05 CHAPTER 3 Captain Leary had said “noon.” I timed it to arrive at eleven in the morning. If they told me to cool my heels for an hour, that was fine. … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 04

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 04 This wasn’t stuff I liked to talk about, and it wasn’t any of Leary’s business that I could see. Telling him to shut up was within my rights — and would’ve … Continue reading

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A Call To Vengeance – Snippet 01

A Call To Vengeance – Snippet 01 A Call To Vengeance Book III of Manticore Ascendant DAVID WEBER & TIMOTHY ZAHN with THOMAS POPE BOOK ONE 1543 PD CHAPTER ONE The Spanish Inquisition hadn’t been the first political and religious … Continue reading

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1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 31

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 31 The truth was that Ivan was in here working on the problem of interdicting the river mostly because he didn’t want to be out there being scowled at by Captain Sergei Viktorovich Lagunov, … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 03

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 03 CHAPTER 2 I looked out the window of my room, holding aside the towel I’d nailed up to cover the casement. Not that anybody across the broad arterial was likely to … Continue reading

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