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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 06

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 06 Chapter 2 A villa in the Tuscan countryside Violetta looked around the salon where she was sitting a few feet away from Tuscany’s ruler. Because it was hers–well, her mother’s–and not the … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 14

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 14 “Jesus!” came a hoarse shout from the nurses’ station. “Staff! Code fucking Green, need a takedown!” Plumtree had time only to meet Cochran’s frightened gaze and smile before the hallway doors banged open and an … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 03

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 03 Rojas feigned to ignore that, and looked over the stacks of packaged rations for the hundredth time. The hide held enough for three men for right at sixty-six days, which is … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 05

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 05 They’d know that she was dead. Some of the fleeing Magyar would be too. The ones on foot had fled along with their companions. Someone had managed to loose off a wheel-lock … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 13

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 13 Armentrout looked after him for a moment, then made his way around the cluttered desks to the window and looked out into the TV lounge at the patients, who couldn’t be bothered to answer the … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 02

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 02 Volcano Number Nine, south of the Parilla Line, Balboa Number Nine was located in a recently abandoned legion housing area, not far from where the twin highways connecting the capital and … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 01

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 01 A Pillar Of Fire By Night By Tom Kratman CHAPTER ONE The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned. The best lack all conviction, while the … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather – Snippet 12

Earthquake Weather – Snippet 12 Two mental-health workers had rolled a red gurney into the room, and the old man was lifted onto it and strapped down. Cochran saw a nurse walking away with an emptied hypodermic needle. Muir was … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 04

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 04 Chapter 1 Hungary Count Mindaug had grown his mustache in the Frankish fashion, suitable for sieving the solid particles out of beer. It did little to improve the magician’s face, but it … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 00

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 00 What has gone before (5,000,000 BC through Anno Condita (AC) 476): Long before the appearance of man, there came to Earth the aliens known to us only as the “Noahs.” About … Continue reading

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