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Marque of Caine – Snippet 29

Marque of Caine – Snippet 29 Chapter Nineteen April, 2124 Rooaioo’q, BD +66 582 After three hundred meters, the dense cover–mostly goldenrod trees and five-meter tall clusters of day-glo green tubules–began thinning. “Silence, now,” Thlunroolt murmured, even though none of … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 10

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 10 “Differences such as . . . ?” Cathy pressed. “The goddess,” Sarah said. “Or really, the throne. It’s one thing to read the Bible in a private way and tell each other that Wisdom or … Continue reading

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River Of Night – Snippet 26

River Of Night – Snippet 26 CHAPTER 7  “Tell me again,” Harlan Green said patiently. “How many people did you see, exactly?” “I only saw a few!” stuttered Freddo. His strategy of staying firmly in the middle of the Gleaner … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 28

Marque of Caine – Snippet 28 Chapter Eighteen April, 2124 Rooaioo’q, BD +66 582 The second planet out from BD +66 582, a K5 main sequence star, actually had a name: Rooaioo’q.  Somewhat larger than Earth, but not quite as … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 09

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 09 “AND YOU HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, DIRECTOR SCHMIDT. LORD THOMAS BIDS ME TO TELL YOU THAT HE IS PLEASED. AND ALSO THAT . . . HE DOES NOT BELIEVE THE COMPANY TRULY NEEDS FIVE DIRECTORS.” Notwithstanding … Continue reading

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River Of Night – Snippet 25

River Of Night – Snippet 25 “Ralph, grab the radio,” Tom ordered. “Tell Kap we got a crash, we’re stopping. Worf, I need cover fire right away. Once I stop, organize a firing line and deny the road to anyone … Continue reading

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Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 08

Witchy Kingdom – Snippet 08 Her men were accustomed to her brusque pace. Schäfer immediately pointed in the direction of the Imperial arrivals¾away from the Mississippi and the alien Treewall of Cahokia¾and both traders paced the director step for step, … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 27

Marque of Caine – Snippet 27 Chapter Seventeen March, 2124 Second-Five, Zhal Prime (BD +71 482 A) Riordan awoke with a start. He was in his quarters. Alnduul was standing close to the room’s iris valve, his eyes as somber … Continue reading

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River Of Night – Snippet 24

River Of Night – Snippet 24 Fat Ralph gaped at the body of his friend, but ducked lower, demonstrating somewhat better tactical judgment. ### Tom felt the bullet impact on his chestplate in a sort of clinical way. He continued … Continue reading

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Marque of Caine – Snippet 26

Marque of Caine – Snippet 26 Riordan landed into the first long stride of his sprint toward the complex. Creatures approached from either side: Alnduul hit the leaders. Most of the others skittered to a halt, fighting over the soon-to-be-carcasses … Continue reading

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