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Twenty-three – 03

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] “I don’t think anyone else has a better one,” Thordin said, his gaze steady and his voice low. “I know I don’t and I also know that I’m tired as hell of … Continue reading

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Twenty-three – 02

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] The question seemed to unlock his tongue and clear the blockage that had choked off his words. It didn’t erase all the nerves, though, and he kept pacing even as he started … Continue reading

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Twenty-three – 01

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Midafternoon found them all back by the cookfire, with Tala silently stirring a pot of chili with a look so thoughtfully judgmental that Matt found himself wanting to shrink away. He barely … Continue reading

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Twenty – 06

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.]                 Matt seemed surprised to hear that from him; Thom could tell from the wide-eyed, slack-jawed look he shot him as he stood stock-still in front of the fire.  Thom swallowed and … Continue reading

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Twenty – 05

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] “In all brutal honesty—which in part I think you’ve come to expect from us—I do think that you need to seriously consider the possibility of including her as part of your plans, … Continue reading

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Twenty – 04

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] In truth, despite his smile, the idea of actually doing it made him sick to his stomach, filled him with more dread than he’d felt since that first day when the sky … Continue reading

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Twenty – 03

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] Matt stared at the two of them like each had just grown an additional head.  “What just happened?” “A logic train,” Thom said, then smiled weakly.  “One that Anselm was trying to … Continue reading

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Twenty – 02

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] “Things,” Anselm echoed softly.  “When you say that, you mean we have people he wants.” “To us, they’re people,” Matt said.  “To him, they’re things.  My wife is a weapon as far … Continue reading

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Twenty – 01

[This post is from Thom’s point of view.] Anselm smiled.  “You’ve grown bolder,” he said, leaning back and studying Matt with an appraising gaze.  The smile suggested that he’d agree to whatever plan Matt proposed, but watching his eyes, Thom … Continue reading

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Eighteen – 05

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.]                 Daegon was, in fact, still there as Gideon escorted them to Anselm’s fire.  The old soldier was smoking a pipe, a mug of something steaming balanced on his knee as he … Continue reading

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