I’m continuing from my current work, Karrik, Book 6 of SciFi series, Taxyon Space If all goes well, I plan to submit the book for pre-order soon.
Over the past few
weeks, I posted snippets from the first chapter where the crippled Karrik is unhappily
confined to a room in a hospice run by the Pearl Sisters on the aliens’ home world
of Rishalt. You can read last
week’s excerpt at: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2023/01/a-forlorn-cry-excerpt-from-karrik.html
This week I’m moving to the next chapter. This chapter introduces Karrik’s brother Alarik and his human companions. Their story began in Book 4, Alarik.
Many lightyears away in the Earther solar system, two people
stepped into a quantum transporter on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.
The fleeting tickle vanished and the haze dissipated to reveal
the vestibule of the Amethyst Starship. Clasping Phoebe’s hand, Alarik Kenton
Tallis steered her out of the Qtrans alcove. Phoebe Wong, an Earther from the
Martian colonies, had traveled with him on the space ferry to Europa and become
Glancing at him, Phoebe gave a tremulous smile. Her eyes shining
with excitement, she murmured, “That felt really weird.”
“It always does,” Alarik said. “Our bodies were fractured into
quanta and reintegrated here on the Amethyst Star.”
sentences and a few more
“The Prime’s starship.” She touched the copper bracelet on her wrist,
his gift and token of his love. “I’m glad you’re coming with us. I’d be
terrified to face Prime Jadel alone.” They were traveling to Rishalt because
the supreme Prime had summoned the three people associated with the recovery of
a mysterious Eekrepisth object. As a precaution, the alien treasure was
concealed in Phoebe’s bracelet.
He pressed her fingers. “By the Great Mother’s grace, I’m
grateful we were not forced apart. Triarch Webale might have ordered me to
resume my disguise and fly to Earth.”
Phoebe replied brightly, “And I could be on the starship with
the colonists going to Zeta Three.” She shook her head. “I’d rather be with
you.” Chuckling, she said, “Even though you’re not fabulously wealthy Rick
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