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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 – https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2018/03/a-favorable-reception-snippet-from.html
His mother’s First, Meldrina, a tall thin woman with a neat cap of orange scales, beckoned to him, “Son, you have proved worthy of honor. We have arranged for you to join the new Gold Helix Triad headed by your brother, Bassath.”
“Has my brother recovered his full health?” Kiron asked, unsure if he desired to form a new triad so soon after the fortunate dissolution of the Red Arrows. His memories of his abusive First were still too raw, and he had not spoken to Bassath for years.
Wassath, Bassath’s father, exclaimed genially, “Of course my senior son is well. He is eager to see you.”
Kiron bowed. “I shall be happy to speak with Bassath.” That much was true; he could gauge whether his brother favored the new triad and perhaps learn his view of the advantages.
Rishalt is available for $2.99
Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.
Book 1, Europa, is discounted to 99c at: Amazon iBooks Kobo B&N GooglePlay
St. Patrick’s Day special -
My space operetta, Captured by the Hawk, stars an Irish heroine, Katrina Sligo, and a spaceship called The Shamrock. This SciFi novella is 99c this week.
Captured by the Hawk – 99c at Amazon iBooks Kobo B&N GooglePlay
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Sounds like more conflict is to come.ReplyDelete
Of course. This is just the second chapter of the book!Delete
It'll be interesting to read the conversation between the two brothers. I sense they don't really see eye-to-eyeReplyDelete
They chat later in the chapter, and you are correct.Delete
Oh boy, this whole situation is fraught with drama!ReplyDelete
Domestic drama - lol!Delete
Nice way to buy himself some time and keep the relationships running smoothly...for now. Great snippet!ReplyDelete
Kiron is fond of his brother, although they have grown apart.Delete
Wow! This sounds like a complicated family life.ReplyDelete
Absolutely. And it gets more complicated.Delete
I don't envy that family dynamic. Just sayin'. ;)ReplyDelete
Ditto. They're ambitious and he isn't.Delete
Poor Kiron. He's really been through the mill! And it continues.ReplyDelete
Of course - he is possibly my most abused and humble hero.Delete
I'm so glad you explained the family structure. Very confusing. This is a good snippet. He's stalling for time before committing to something he might regret. Smart.ReplyDelete
Exactly. And he's going to have to stall even more. What's coming next is worse than reuniting with his brother.Delete
I like the sound of the adult triads. That should, in theory, bring balance to decision-making. Or does it just lead to more discord?ReplyDelete
I like the way Kiron agrees to talk to Bassath without committing himself one way or the other.
The triad system gives people companions. Kiron was forced into a triad in the first book, and suffered for it.Delete
I'm afraid he's stalling for most of the story!
I don't blame Kiron for not wanting to commit himself too soon, and he's being quite diplomatic. I'm hoping things will work out for him.ReplyDelete
He tries to be diplomatic, but he is also conflicted in his desire to be honorable.Delete
I think he is smart to think this through.ReplyDelete
He is smart, but also bound to honor his parents' wishes.Delete
Sounds like a complicated relationship.ReplyDelete
Maybe not as much as it seems. Defer to your elders ie parents or the First of your triad.Delete
Something tells me he's right to be cautious.ReplyDelete
Interesting change of direction for the story.ReplyDelete
Actually it is the driving force behind the story.Delete