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I’m running snippets from the beginning of Jupiter, Book 3 in Taxyon Space. Nikki is recording the marine life when Kiron gets a message from their hostess, Sora.
You can read last week’s snippet here: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2018/11/five-peaceful-hexads-snippet-from.html
I’ve skipped a few paragraphs. Kiron has persuaded Nikki to swim to the island and learn why Sora called.
Please excuse irregular punctuation to fit.
As they waded to the beach, Nikki caught his hand, “I hope this won’t take long, so we’ll be able to chase after the mobile triales. I wanted to trace their migration.”
Gripped by an uneasy foreboding, Kiron stifled a groan. After four miserable years under an abusive First, he treasured every happy moment with Nikki, but their peaceful interlude couldn’t last forever. Did this summons mark the end of their honeymoon? Unwilling to upset Nikki by voicing his worries, he gestured to the veranda, “Sora is waiting for us.”
Their hostess walked to meet them at the top of the beach. With her weathered face and practical clothes, Brisa Sora did not resemble a lady of the highest rank. Indeed, their benefactrix preferred her occupation as a scientist and overseer of the marine preserve to mingling with the fashionably dressed courtiers in the Pearl Pyramid.
A hyperspace hop turns deadly, crushing hopes for a human-Warrish alliance
Nikki and Kiron Ramis Bell are studying the marine life of Rishalt when they are summoned for an audience with the Prime. Tol-Jadel sets them the task of investigating a hyperspace perturbation near Jupiter. This anomaly threatens to sever the routes connecting Earth and Rishalt. They must return to the ocean of Europa to identity the cause of the disruption. But, tensions are rising between Warrish Watchers and the humans on Galileo Station, and Earth’s governments are squabbling over the proposed alliance with the aliens. Can Nikki and Kiron erase the obstacle before their home planets are separated forever?
You can learn how the couple met in Europa.
EUROPA is 99c this month.
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So much information revealed in just a few lines. But the question remains, why did she call them back. Nice snippet!ReplyDelete
Okay, I'm teasing you along, although the blurb gives the answer.Delete
Honeymoons don't last forever, but it sounds like they are in for a change.ReplyDelete
I'm guessing the honeymoon might be over as well. Sounds like they weren't summoned on a whim! Enjoyed the excerpt...ReplyDelete
Thanks. No, Sora wouldn't call on a whim.Delete
I'm guessing Kiron has reasons for his misgivings, but it sounds to me like Sora is a decent person (I like the practical focus and work ethic) and wouldn't mess with them just for the sake of it.ReplyDelete
Thanks. You are correct on both counts.Delete
Hmm . . . I found myself wondering if Sora's clothing resembles your own when you're working as a scientist.ReplyDelete
Not the way I imagine her. Most of my science work is either writing or talking with students so I don't wear smart suits.Delete
I love every part of this snippet!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I wanted to weave in backstory from the earlier books.Delete
They've been summoned and makes me wonder why. I'm intrigued.ReplyDelete
They must be curious too.Delete
Unfortunately there's always an end to a honeymoon.:-) Wonder why they've been summoned. Interesting snippet.ReplyDelete
As you can tell, it was a working honeymoon with Nikki studying the marine animals of this alien world.Delete
Nice build up to the troubles to come, Aurora.ReplyDelete
Thank you. It's sometimes good to start in a peaceful scene. The first book in this series began with a crash.Delete