Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful holiday.
As promised, I’ll continue with excerpts from Karrik, Book 6 of SciFi series, Taxyon Space
A woman entered. She wore white robes and a white headscarf covered her face, leaving only her eyes visible between the folds of the cloth. His nurse, one of the Pearl Sisters. They looked alike, each one distinguishable only by the color of their eyes and sound of their voices. This sister had blue eyes and a high-pitched voice.
He did not know their names. Had they ever told him? His memories had a big blank gap stretching between the crippling attack until the fuzziness of the present.
The Sister raised his head and held an object to his ear, saying, “Karrik, your brother is listening. Say hello to Brin Alarik.”
Ten sentences and a few more
He pondered the sister’s instruction. At length, he forced out the word, “Hello.”
A loud voice sounded at his ear, “Karrik?”
The voice plucked at his memories. Was that his brother? His First, Alarik?
The familiar voice grew even louder, “Karrik, how are you feeling?”
Karrik. His name blazed in his mind. Alarik was calling him. He struggled to create the sounds of new words in his mouth. Nothing came out. Only gasps and grunts. At last, he resorted to the same sound he had made before, a shaky, “Hello?” It was a good word and pronounced clearly. He felt proud of this new skill, even if it was inappropriate as a response to his brother’s question.
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After the death of her ailing father, Jocelyn Navarre Yazzie is free to roam the galaxy in the Star Condor, the spacecraft she inherited from her deceased husband. A chance encounter with the crippled Leonardo Horlis changes her future. Leo Horlis suffers from a debilitating malady and expects to live for less than a year. Josie is attracted to him, yet she cannot hope to compete with his beautiful deceased wife, whose portrait dominates his house. Sympathizing with his grief and illness, Josie offers to transport him to the top medical center of the ultracivilized inner planets. Their attraction intensifies in the cramped quarters of her ship. But, Leo has a dangerous secret that threatens to terminate their voyage and their lives.
Can Josie and Leo escape the perils and vanquish the ghosts of their past to find happiness together?
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