Marked Territory – Snippet 05

Marked Territory – Snippet 05 I glanced over and saw a bright orange tabby lounging on a stack of boxes just beneath a hot air vent. Her coat was thick, but it had that rough look that told me she took care of it mostly on her own. Her eyes were a sparkling...

The Portals Of Hell – Snippet 05

The Portals Of Hell – Snippet 05 Chapter 3: A Revelation The GranMalo towered over them all, more than eight meters tall, and so close that Davin could smell the rotten remains of its past butchery, hear the wind of its nostrils, feel the darkness of this...

Heart Of The World – Snippet 05

Heart Of The World – Snippet 05 Made of fitted stones, the bank sloped easily at first but then turned steep, and he slipped and slid most of the way, grabbing for handholds on the rough wall. Halfway down the dry stone vanished under slick wet green weed,...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 05

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 05 The giant frowned. “That was an error of judgment. When he sneaked into my camp, I believed I had been outwitted. I jumped to the conclusion that he, and you, were my enemies. I know now that I was mistaken.” “That...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 04

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 04 “And to count. Though with hands as large and ungainly as mine, it is difficult to take only the hair.” Mesh reached into the large sack hanging from his belt and produced a man’s head. He raised it by its long...

Heart Of The World – Snippet 04

Heart Of The World – Snippet 04 Around Daud the people sank down, their voices failed. A low moan rose from them. Daud was gasping for breath. A prickle of terror ran down his back. He wheeled around, and ran. He kept running, his breath a fire in his lungs. He...

Marked Territory – Snippet 04

Marked Territory – Snippet 04 Chapter Two I got lucky and found a bus idling at the curb while it loaded a young guy in a wheelchair. While he was getting situated, I padded around to the back and got comfortable on the rear bumper. After the elevator doors...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 03

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 03 An enormous spear appeared suddenly, as if it had sprouted in the center of the Algonk’s throat. Blood spurted in all directions, a hot whip of it slashing across Dockery’s cheek. At the same moment, a dark mass crashed...

The Portals Of Hell – Snippet 03

The Portals Of Hell – Snippet 03 Chapter 2: The Hellport As Davin moved along the string of wagons, young men and some of the graybeards who drove the wagons were dismounting. Bows appeared in aged and wrinkled hands, and spears bloomed in the grasp of the...

Marked Territory – Snippet 03

Marked Territory – Snippet 03 “Ringo is what happened to him,” Gloria said. “Way I heard it from Gina was that Chopper lost most of his crew in an animal control raid. He needed to lay low for a bit until there were eyes off his lot. So Ringo...