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In celebration of the Chinese Year of the Monkey, I’m giving you an excerpt with an alien monkey from Grand Master’s Game (punctuated to fit). In this scene, Violet and Athanor have come to the Council Hall with a message in the first move of his game to oust the villains.
The Secretary was a Jangalorian, a small fur covered animal like a cross between a rabbit and a monkey. She leaped on top of the desk and crouched on all six legs; her white puff of a tail quivered, and she shrilled, “You cannot enter without an appointment!”
Athanor scowled at her. After one glance at his fierce hawk face and glaring laser eyes, the Secretary curled into a trembling ball.
Violet decided to mediate; she projected reassurance to the cowering Secretary. Then, she attempted to mollify her irate Grand Master, “The Secretary’s only doing her job; she’ll cooperate faster if you speak in a friendlier manner.”
He crossed his arms over his chest and muttered, “You speak to her, my conciliatory pawn.”
Squaring her chin firmly, Violet said, “My Grand Master brings an urgent message for the Council.”
The furry Secretary unrolled and jumped onto her six legs; her tail twitched and she stuttered, “Urgent message from Grand Master Griffin. Give scroll for Berthal to submit to Lord of Lightning, Council Chair.”
The discovery of the alien monkeys on Jangalore predates the events of the Grand Master’s Trilogy by some three hundred years. You can read about the first contact in my FREE short story:
Gifts of Jangalore: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R0AIG36/
The Grand Master’s Trilogy Comprises:
Grand Master’s Pawn: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TP1N5PM
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