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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I’m running another snippet from Jupiter, Book 3 in Taxyon Space. Nikki and Kiron have been summoned by Prime Jadel.
You can read my snippet from last week here: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2018/12/prime-jadel-snippet-from-jupiter-for.html
I’ve skipped a few lines – it’s in Nikki’s POV.
[Slightly edited to fit]
Jadel said, “The hyperthreads passing through your Earther system have become distorted. The nexus must be stabilized, or else we shall lose the ability to travel between our planets.”
Styx, were they marooned on Rishalt and separated from humankind forever? Nikki pressed her fingers on her lips to stifle a gasp of dismay.
His gaze still locked on Jadel’s face, Kiron caressed Nikki’s hand unobtrusively, “Gracious Prime, where is the nexus located?”
Focusing on his sincere face, Jadel said, “You, as an ex-Watcher, should know; the nexus lies within the stormy gas planet called Jupiter.”
Fighting off her terror of being isolated, Nikki asked, “What do you wish of us?”
“The pair of you, the Ramis Bell duad, will travel to this Earther planet to unravel the knot and clear the hyper-routes.”
Kiron bowed and gave the traditional response, “Gracious Prime, I hear and obey.”
“How will we recognize the aberrant factor?” Nikki asked.
A simple hop across hyperspace 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. They must return to the oceans of Europa and prevent this anomaly from severing the hyperroutes between Earth and Rishalt. 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?
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You can learn how the couple met in Book 1, EUROPA.
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I'm glad that Nikki at least has the sense to ask for concrete details!ReplyDelete
She is a scientist and not overwhelmed by the Prime.Delete
I'm guessing the Prime doesn't expect to have to answer questions though...so whatever comes next will be interesting. Enjoyed the snippet!ReplyDelete
You're correct. The Prime doesn't usually get questions.Delete
OK, dive into Jupiter, straighten things out ... what could possibly go wrong? :DReplyDelete
Of course! Actually they get stuck midway.Delete
What comes next should be interesting! Great snippet.ReplyDelete
I love the perhaps-tongue-in-cheek humor of this line: "A simple hop across hyperspace . . ."ReplyDelete
Thank you. Quite a lot of my writing is tongue-in-cheek.Delete
I wonder what in their backgrounds has made them the ones who must go on this mission. I'm late to the game here. Are they specially qualified for the job?ReplyDelete
You would probably need to read the first two books. Jadel believes they will succeed.Delete
This sounds like a crazy mission! Hopefully the Prime has good reason to believe they can pull it off.ReplyDelete
Okay. It's a crazy excuse to send them back to our solar system.Delete
Oh interesting snippet. Enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
Happy New year!
Yeah, this is not going to be anywhere near as easy as the Prime makes it sound.ReplyDelete
And now they have their assignment. :-) Adventure, challenges, and danger ahead! Good snippet.ReplyDelete
No snippet for me this week.
Happy 2019! I hope it brings good things your way. :-)
Thank you. You are correct about their future.Delete
The repercussions if they don't fix the problem is horrendous. I guess they'd better do it.ReplyDelete
That puts a tough day in perspective! Good snippet, Aurora. :)ReplyDelete
I hope it wasn't your day that was tough!Delete
I feel like so many things could go wrong in this upcming adventure...ReplyDelete