The Whisper of Damkina Part Twenty Three

June 18th, 2014  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  6 Comments

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A/N: I haven’t had this installment back from my Beta reader yet and she hasn’t contacted me which is unusual, so I’m hoping she’s okay. Presuming she is I expect she’ll get it to me as soon as she’s free and in the interim I’m posting this raw, so expect typos and similar.

A week later Promise regurgitated The Whisper just in time for them to leave hyperspace near Aletheia. The sole planet in its solar system, with not even microbes for indigenous life at all and unsuitable for bioforming by any of known species it had tolerable gravity, frozen water and methane beneath the surface and received plenty of sunlight for power. All of which had made it the perfect hub world for the Council of Planets especially since it occupied a system that was conveniently central to the 300 parsec sphere of space the four species had explored between them. Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Four Part Six

June 16th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  2 Comments

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It was dark, the school was on fire and there was gunfire outside. Lydia dodged bullets as she ran desperately among the flames trying to find her parents and siblings. She turned a corner and found herself face to face with a man in fireproof clothing. He froze as he saw her then aimed at her head. She dove to one side as his finger tightened on the trigger, staggered into the wall and– Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Four Part Five

June 13th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  2 Comments

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“Well,” Louise said when Julie finished her story. “I remember you using that trick a time or two but I never imagined it was possible to push it further and actually become what you were emulating.”

“It sounds like it’s not exactly usual,” Trent said. “What with it nearly killing her.” He pulled a face. “And that’s an unenviable position you’re in. This Gerian appears to be an enemy and you owe him a life debt.”

“He can eat it,” Julie said flatly. “He used me enough to pay for it. I’m not breaking my ethics to help that prat.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Twenty Two

June 11th, 2014  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  11 Comments

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“I think we should separate temporarily,” Haetara said as they ate. “I want to see at what range Amanpreet and Kyla can hear each other in hyperspace.”

Amanpreet and Kyla looked at each other for a moment then shook their heads simultaneously.

“That’s not a good idea,” Amanpreet said. “It would delay us significantly, since we’ll have to get some distance between us to do it, and I don’t think that’s wise, since the Vaians are probably after Kyla. Wait until we reach Aletheia, then, once I’ve given my evidence about Promise, I’ll take the Whisper out to some distance while Kyla and the Dreamsong stay near Aletheia.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Four Part Four

June 9th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  2 Comments

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As Julie made her way to the seat at the centre of the room, the door of the gymnasium opened and Sarah entered with Trent, whose knife wound she’d been treating. His face was still slightly grey but he was obviously at least mostly healed.

“Oh, good,” Trent said. “We haven’t missed the fireworks. That would have been sad.”

Julie paused and looked over at Sarah with a raised eyebrow. “You told him?” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Four Part Three

June 6th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  2 Comments

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“Well, that was interesting,” Ystelyan said. “I’m not sure it’s very ethical but it was certainly interesting.”

“We don’t have time to be ethical,” Indaturan said. “Not if we want to save Kayleigh.”

“You think Xantaria-ida won’t know what you did here?” Dialdra had somehow struggled to her hands and knees in spite of her bonds. “You think she won’t cut the girl to pieces for this?” Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Twenty One

June 4th, 2014  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  4 Comments

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Amanpreet settled herself into the navigator’s chair as Kyla sat herself on the floor beside it.

“So,” she said after a moment. “You have two navigators in your crew? That suggests you don’t enjoy navigating.”

Amanpreet looked up from her pre-jump checks and nodded. “Not really,” she admitted. “I mean I’m good at it, but it’s not what I want to do with my life. I guess you do?” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Four Part Two

June 2nd, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  3 Comments

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Kyle took Hannah’s hand and held out his other hand to Adrian as Darya did the same on the other side. Dialdra’s blindfold had been removed and she was trussed up on the floor between the four of them.

“There’s something we need to do before we start,” Darya said. “Your bonds to Kayleigh might be enough for us to find her but we could do with more to be sure.” He nudged Dialdra with his foot. “I’d ask you to help us too but I already know you won’t cooperate, so we’ll just have to force you. I wouldn’t have thought it was possible but Adrian and his mirian think otherwise.” Read the rest of this entry »

News Post

June 2nd, 2014  |  Published in News  |  5 Comments

Hi Readers!

Just a few bits of news.

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I’m thinking of starting a Patreon page. Would people donate if I did? I’m being made redundant from my day job at the end of this month so now would be a good time for me to start making money at this if I can.

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Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Four Part One

May 30th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  3 Comments

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Kyle and Darya were talking with Talira and her mother after Sarah had completed her comparative scans when Ystelyan summoned all of them. Hannah and Adrian were already in his throne room when they arrived, along with a blindfolded Kithreian woman. Behind him, he felt Xeria stiffen but before she could speak, Ystelyan held a finger to his lips and shook his head.

“We’ll discuss this after we’ve secured Dialdra here.” He looked at Indaturan who was pacing around her and scowling. “Do you want to keep her or shall I?” Read the rest of this entry »

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