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Marque of Caine – Snippet 20

Marque of Caine – Snippet 20 Riordan nodded. “You two make a pretty good team.” “We did. I guess we still do.” The car braked hard, pushing them sideways against their straps. “Here we are. Move out. Sir.” Riordan threw … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 01

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 01 Witchy Kingdom Secrets of the Serpent Throne by D.J. Butler “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Chapter One Sarah lay against the back wall of the long nave of the … Continue reading

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River Of Night – Snippet 18

River Of Night – Snippet 18 ### Tom’s close call in the garage had become a minor matter of contention. It was time for a formal debrief, Bank of the Americas-style. “Go on,” Tom said, turning to place his back … Continue reading

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Legions Of Pestilence – Snippet 48

Legions Of Pestilence – Snippet 48 “She’s not married, is she?” Wettin asked. “Just at the moment, I mean? Johann Friedrich isn’t married, either. I know that Gustavus instructed him to propose to the oldest sister of the young dukes … Continue reading

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Legions Of Pestilence – Snippet 47

Legions Of Pestilence – Snippet 47 “In any case, touching or not, it is absolutely necessary, because Claudia is not able to persuade Bernhard to agree to accept Nicolas Fran├žois and Claude as regents in Lorraine and Bar, a lapse … Continue reading

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River Of Night – Snippet 17

River Of Night – Snippet 17 “How can it not be critical?” Jason said, carefully not raising his voice. “You could’ve saved a lot of people! Ones with important skills.” “Could have is the operative phrase, Mr. Young,” Green said, … Continue reading

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Legions Of Pestilence – Snippet 46

Legions Of Pestilence – Snippet 46 Chapter 27 My Lady’s True Friend and Servant at All Times Nancy, Lorraine September 1635 “Meiner Herrin dinstwolliger treuer freund allezeitt.” “Damned fools. Listen to me, Fernando. There is no way–none, do you understand … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 19

Marque of Caine – Snippet 19 Chapter Twelve December, 2123 Refueling Orbit around Planet IV, Wolf 424 A For the thirty-second time, Riordan started his day at Wolf 424 A by turning on the commplex. Nine hours ago, just before … Continue reading

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Legions Of Pestilence – Snippet 45

Legions Of Pestilence – Snippet 45 Chapter 26 Of Plague and Pestilence Lorraine Once the grand duke was up and around again, Dr. Guarinonius, having made the official call that Bernhard had been suffering from a rather atypical case of … Continue reading

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River Of Night – Snippet 16

River Of Night – Snippet 16 Bill Rush had missed that memo. “That’s my point,” Bill said. Clearly still upset, he managed to not raise his voice this time. “They’re giving up. They aren’t fighting it anymore.” Mike sympathized with … Continue reading

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