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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 26

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 26 Chapter Six “Your father gave powerful gifts.” Thomas carried the dead child in his own arms. Temple had brought him into see the boy shortly after dawn. The other Parlett quintuplet was alive, though unconscious … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 45

Marque of Caine – Snippet 45 Eyes shifted toward Glayaazh. She spread her fingers wide upon the table before her. Her voice was soft, almost entreating. “Caine Riordan, just because the Custodians possess an investigatory capability, it does not invariably … Continue reading

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River Of Night – Snippet 43

River Of Night – Snippet 43 ### Junior and Pascoe had the midnight to two watch. Situated at the edge of a small copse overlooking the crossroads, the pair lay behind Junior’s leetle fren’. Although he had been teaching Smith … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 07

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 07 “However, it remained common for the recommendations to be limited to young men of certain families, and thus it was difficult to satisfy the needs of the empire by recommendation alone. “Hence, the … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 06

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 06 Chapter 4 The second examination session began early the morning of the eleventh day. By now, the routine was a familiar one to Yizhi, This time, the questions related to the Five Classics. … Continue reading

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River Of Night – Snippet 42

River Of Night – Snippet 42 ### It was time for a shower and some sleep. Paul stepped into his CHU. The heavy blackout drapes which he had improvised in order to make easier to sleep during daylight hours were … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 44

Marque of Caine – Snippet 44 Guessing that its large body was highly resilient to blunt force blows, Caine aimed low. He swung the tube sharply, snapping his wrists over just before impact. The tube split as it smashed into … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 25

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 25 “Priests.” Sir William leaned toward Cathy and Sarah barely heard him. “Shoot me now.” “What I have been told by my congregants,” Tarami shot back, “was that at the rising of the sun on the … Continue reading

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1636 The China Venture – Snippet 05

1636 The China Venture – Snippet 05 Chapter 3 Engineering “Excuse me. You’re Mike Song, aren’t you?” Mike Song stopped walking and turned to face the speaker, a young man in up-time dress. “Yes, I am. I guess it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 24

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 24 “Capità!” Miqui was only a moment after her, hurling the steel toward the top of the wall. “You have killed the trees!” The grapples caught and both smugglers began to climb. The riverbank mud on … Continue reading

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