Serpent Daughter – Snippet 16

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 16 # Charlie Donelsen spat tobacco juice through one of the many gaps in his teeth. His aim was true and his shot was long, as they sang of the Lion of Missouri, and he launched the brown gob across the wooden trestle table and hit the...

Heart Of The World – Snippet 16

Heart Of The World – Snippet 16 CHAPTER THREE Caravanserai The merchant Gilbert d’Baalbeck, with five camels and four servants and a chest full of money, left the Il-Khan’s summer camp and went south and west, toward the Euphrates. The road was poor,...

Heart Of The World – Snippet 15

Heart Of The World – Snippet 15 Dokaz was sitting in the back, behind the painted screen, drinking chah. When Dinah came in and bowed, the Khatun said, “Sit down, please. I saw you, that was daring, I thought, and I hope useful. What did you find...

Marked Territory – Snippet 15

Marked Territory – Snippet 15 Chapter Five The crew inside the old church gave me a hero’s welcome. Banny did a speed run all around the main room, as if all the nervous energy he’d been holding onto had finally snapped like a rubber band. He ended...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 15

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 15 Ferpa took special care of the boy, and Kort watched over Ferpa. Chigozie noticed the large bison-headed beastman watching the cow-headed beastwife who was his counterpart whenever she was in the child’s presence. Worried he...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 14

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 14 “What does this ritual entail?” Cathy asked. If there truly was some ritual that she, or the king, or the seven Ladies, could perform, then she was in favor. “It is an ancient practice.” The king knit his...

Marked Territory – Snippet 14

Marked Territory – Snippet 14 The new dog had stopped in his tracks just past the corner of the church, and he was eyeing me warily. He was a mottled tan, with a wrinkled forehead that made him look thoughtful instead of fearsome. He also had ears that made him...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 13

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 13 “Doesn’t Cahokia have doctors?” Chapter Three At Sarah’s insistence, Cathy Filmer had been made one of the Ladies of Tendance, the seven women who were permitted to pass through the veil of the Temple of the...

Heart Of The World – Snippet 12

Heart Of The World – Snippet 12 The merchant turned and answered, and they were speaking French. She hovered, listening. She got some of it. She went back to the counter, and the merchant swung back to her. She said, stumbling, “Je vuv-veux menorah?...

Marked Territory – Snippet 12

Marked Territory – Snippet 12 Chapter Four The crew was mostly asleep by the time I got back to St. Bart’s, but Mordecai roused Mitzi long enough for her to unpin the door and let me in. I spent a couple of hours curled up near the wall, my head resting on...