The Spark – Snippet 44

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The book should be out now, so this is the last snippet. The Spark – Snippet 44 “Sir, I was White 1,” I said. “I was Green 4 the first time.” “You’re in Red Group now,” the Champion said, gesturing. &#823…

The book should be out now, so this is the last snippet. The Spark – Snippet 44 “Sir, I was White 1,” I said. “I was Green 4 the first time.” “You’re in Red Group now,” the Champion said, gesturing. … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 43

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The Spark – Snippet 43 CHAPTER 19: The Tournament They’d rung a gong at six in the morning, but by then all the seventy of us qualified Aspirants were in the refectory eating whatever we each thought was a good … Continue reading →

The Spark – Snippet 43 CHAPTER 19: The Tournament They’d rung a gong at six in the morning, but by then all the seventy of us qualified Aspirants were in the refectory eating whatever we each thought was a good … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 42

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The Spark – Snippet 42 That wouldn’t have done me any good, of course. I worked to divert each of his strokes with my own weapon. This was easiest when we were using our dogs–Welsh had a black and white … Continue reading →

The Spark – Snippet 42 That wouldn’t have done me any good, of course. I worked to divert each of his strokes with my own weapon. This was easiest when we were using our dogs–Welsh had a black and white … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 41

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The Spark – Snippet 41 CHAPTER 17: Making Friends The same clerk was on duty in the Aspirants’ Hall as the first time I applied. I doubt she recognized me in my new suit. I took out my shield and … Continue reading →

The Spark – Snippet 41 CHAPTER 17: Making Friends The same clerk was on duty in the Aspirants’ Hall as the first time I applied. I doubt she recognized me in my new suit. I took out my shield and … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 40

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The Spark – Snippet 40 “I noticed the cubicles,” I said. “They were all really neat. Not as neat as Louis’ own room, but neat.” “So they were,” said Guntram. “I’m sure it’s a very effici…

The Spark – Snippet 40 “I noticed the cubicles,” I said. “They were all really neat. Not as neat as Louis’ own room, but neat.” “So they were,” said Guntram. “I’m sure it’s a very efficient working environment.” I shrugged. … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 39

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The Spark – Snippet 39 An attendant in black led the man from Austerlitz to the side; an elderly woman hobbled into his place on the arm of another attendant. Guntram motioned me to follow him back into the hall. … Continue reading →

The Spark – Snippet 39 An attendant in black led the man from Austerlitz to the side; an elderly woman hobbled into his place on the arm of another attendant. Guntram motioned me to follow him back into the hall. … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 38

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The Spark – Snippet 38 CHAPTER 16: Arriving in a Different Dun Add I told Baga to leave the boat closed up after we arrived on Dun Add. I spent a while looking about the landing place through the boat … Continue reading →

The Spark – Snippet 38 CHAPTER 16: Arriving in a Different Dun Add I told Baga to leave the boat closed up after we arrived on Dun Add. I spent a while looking about the landing place through the boat … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 37

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The Spark – Snippet 37 CHAPTER 15: Pairs and Singletons I’d as soon have been someplace else, but in truth it wasn’t hurting me to sit with my back to a tree trunk and my stomach full of good food … Continue reading →

The Spark – Snippet 37 CHAPTER 15: Pairs and Singletons I’d as soon have been someplace else, but in truth it wasn’t hurting me to sit with my back to a tree trunk and my stomach full of good food … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 36

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The Spark – Snippet 36 People were feeding into the hall, their feet shuffling. Even though they were trying to be quiet, they made a lot of noise. It was good that Frances had thought to move the bench up. … Continue reading →

The Spark – Snippet 36 People were feeding into the hall, their feet shuffling. Even though they were trying to be quiet, they made a lot of noise. It was good that Frances had thought to move the bench up. … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 35

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The Spark – Snippet 35 CHAPTER 14: A Different View of Marielles Baga brought the boat to rest in the landing place of Marielles, within arm’s length of where he’d landed when I came here before. I knew before he … Continue read…

The Spark – Snippet 35 CHAPTER 14: A Different View of Marielles Baga brought the boat to rest in the landing place of Marielles, within arm’s length of where he’d landed when I came here before. I knew before he … Continue reading