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I’m posting snippets from 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 dispute the benefit of an alliance with inferiors. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?
Kiron has been summoned to his home planet by his family. Note, in Warrish society, adults form triads, units of three men or three women, often siblings. In last week’s snippet, he met the fake smiles of his six parents – two birth parents and their triad siblings.
You can read last week’s snippet here –
I have skipped a few lines and introduced semicolons to fit.
Quickly bending at the waist, he raised his palms to cover his face. The traditional greeting to his family elders gave him a chance to mute his expression of dismay; in his experience, meetings with his parental hexath never ended well. What did they want from him today?
His father, Persiron, stepped forward, arms outstretched, “Welcome home, son. We are proud of your accomplishments on the remote ocean world. The Triarchs have commended you for providing insight on these Earthers.”
Overwhelmed by this unexpectedly favorable reception, Kiron mumbled an expression of gratitude. Why had he been summoned? Surely, the Triarchs would wish him to work with the Earthers. He tensed, waiting for his elders to provide the true reason for his abrupt summons.
Rishalt is published!
Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.
To learn how Nikki and Kiron met in the oceans of Europa, read:
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Yeah, I wouldn't trust that either. Good snippet, Aurora. :)ReplyDelete
I have fun with family dynamics in this chapter.Delete
Yes, it definitely sounds like they want something. Nice snippet! :)ReplyDelete
And they expect he will be happy to comply.Delete
Beware of smiling hexaths!ReplyDelete
I'd say he has good reason to be a bit suspicious. Interesting snippet.ReplyDelete
Of course he does.Delete
Oy! I am tensed too, waiting for this bombshell to be dropped.ReplyDelete
It drops slowly. I'm not sure how I'll arrange the snippets.Delete
Oh yes, there's obviously something up here...enjoyed the snippet!ReplyDelete
Just as he's waiting anxiously to discover why they sent for him, I am too. Can't wait to read more.ReplyDelete
I like to keep readers in suspenseDelete
I’d be suspicious too. 😒ReplyDelete
Yes. Poor Kiron has learned to anticipate bad treatment.Delete
I hope he stays on his toes and doesn't trust them!ReplyDelete
He might not trust them, but in this society, he must honor his parents commands.Delete
So far, so good. But I think he’s right to remain suspicious. With so many parents, it can’t ever be that simple!ReplyDelete
True, although he rarely meets all six at once.Delete
Doesn't sound to me like anything good is coming his way. Nice build up, Aurora.ReplyDelete
Meeting everyone at the same time sounds overpowering. They definitely have an agenda.ReplyDelete
It's not a happy family gathering!Delete
That's just too many parents. LOL! I hope his fears are unfounded. Great snippet.ReplyDelete
It is, although their leaders claim it stabilizes society - everybody is more closely connected.Delete