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I’m posting snippets from the beginning of Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space. The story begins on the submarine Galileo Station on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, shortly after the end of Book 1.
Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space
Dr. Nikki Bell is devastated when the Watchers reappear without her alien lover. Why did Kiron return to his home planet without even leaving a message? In search of answers, Nikki jumps at the chance to join the diplomatic team invited to visit the aliens’ home world. On Rishalt, she must contend with the intricacies of Warrish society and an undercurrent of hostility.
Kiron Arqin Ramis is summoned home by his family to the unwanted honor of a new triad and union with a high-ranked female. Unable to forget Nikki, he endures a perilous exile on a wilderness planet instead of complying with his family’s demands. But, the Triarchs have other plans for him.
Stakes are higher than the lives of two individuals. Earth leaders are desperate to acquire the aliens’ interstellar technology, while Warrish perceive few advantages to an alliance. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?
A strange sphere has appeared in the ocean outside the submarine station.
You can read last week’s snippet here –
The final line was: “The Warrish?” Major Tarlick scowled. “Is it an attack?”
Note: I’ve skipped a few lines and abused punctuation to fit into 8-10 sentences.
A commotion from the rear heralded the entrance of Tech Albright. Big Al, unofficial leader of the colonists, marched to the front and glared at the iridescent sphere, “Styx, our green-skinned mermen have arrived in style.”
Tarlick protested, “They’re attacking Bathos.”
Al slapped the major’s stiff back and boomed, “We’d be bloody dead if they wanted to attack us. They could have slaughtered us at any time in the years they’ve been on Europa. We can’t match their technology; if they’ve got interstellar transport, they’re surely capable of dropping a bloody big bomb.”
“Understood,” Tarlick groaned, “If they’re paying a friendly visit, do you think we ought to send divers to meet them?”
Director Foster said, “Major Tarlick is correct. We ought to meet them in their own element as a neighborly gesture.”
Rishalt is now available for pre-order at Amazon
Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.
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Better to be friendly than to meet them with hostility. I hope those they're meeting feel the same. Nice snippet! :)ReplyDelete
This group of aliens are Watchers, trained to observe humans without interfering. Of course, that system broke down in Book 1.Delete
I hope they’re right about preparing for a friendly visit. I’m a little worried. :-)ReplyDelete
They might be too.Delete
Love this scene! Great job!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed book 1. Just pre-ordered this one.ReplyDelete
Wow - thank you! More convolutions ensue.Delete
Much better to greet them in a friendly way. Great snippetReplyDelete
I agree, if only everybody behaved sensibly.Delete
Well, that could go either way, and be perceived similarly. Good snippet, Aurora. :)ReplyDelete
It's been interesting to see how you're having beings from totally different environments interact.ReplyDelete
It's fun, although the beings and environments are not totally incompatible. Nikki can breathe underwater with devices in her nose, while the Warrish are amphibious. Their cultural differences are more critical for the story.Delete
Well at least Al has some sense - whew. Although I have a feeling things won't go to smoothly. Terrific snippet, tells us a lot about all the factions.ReplyDelete
Yes, I have to introduce a bunch of people at the start of this story. Al is the voice of reason, even if vulgar at times.Delete
Great snippet - I enjoyed book 1 so I'm going to have to get this one as well, aren't I!ReplyDelete
I hope so!Delete
Precaution is always a good idea in such situations. Great snippet.ReplyDelete
You are correct & thanks!Delete
I sure hope the meeting is friendly on all sides. Nice snippet.ReplyDelete
Even if the meeting is friendly... do they know how to show this without seeming disrespectful? The situation is already pretty tense!ReplyDelete
Good point. Nikki will try.Delete
I curious to know how this will all play out.ReplyDelete
)I want to know more about Styx- the green-skinned mermen.) :)
You can read about the hero at the beginning of Europa, book 1.Delete
Wouldn't that be like double the danger if they go to the water?ReplyDelete
It sounds like a scary encounter to me so far.
Going into the water might be better than inviting the aliens into their station.Delete