Happy Valentine's Day! Do you like my Space Heart?
I’m continuing to post
snippets from my current work, Karrik, Book 6 of SciFi series, Taxyon
Space The book is available
for pre-order at selected retailers, while I finish checking for typos.
recap: due to crippling battle injuries, Karrik is in a hospice on the aliens’
The last couple of weeks introduced Karrik’s
older brother Alarik and his human lover, Phoebe. Phoebe’s brother Deimos is
recovering from torture by a Martian gang. Their story began in Book 4, Alarik. You can find last
week’s excerpt at https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2023/02/the-vipers-excerpt-from-karrik-for.html
I’ve jumped ahead for this week’s excerpt to
give you a glimpse of the alien water world. The starship has arrived near
Rishalt and Phoebe jumped through the quantum transporter.
Wrapping a supportive arm around Deimos, Alarik steered the boy
after his sister. The haze cleared, and they stepped into the spaceport.
Instead of the busy public terminal with crowds of people, they arrived in a
small room with a single exit. A transparent wall offered the first view of the
planet. Under a cloud-streaked cyan sky, the blue-green ocean dominated the
view. Rippling waves extended to the horizon, broken in mid-distance by the
vividly colored towers of the capital city.
Phoebe stared out the window, wide-eyed in awe.
Alarik smiled at her rapt expression. “You are gazing at the
floating city of Pucklerakt.”
sentences and a few more
Maintaining her gaze on the view, she exclaimed, “Rishalt is
beautiful. It’s totally different to the yellowish sky and dusty red soil of
Deimos sagged against Alarik’s arm, groaning, “Styx. High
Phoebe spun around and hastened to grab the boy’s free arm.
Appreciating the problem, Alarik maneuvered the boy onto a
conveniently placed bench. Even with grav-ease, interstellar travelers
frequently experienced the punch of heavier weight on disembarking from a
Karrik, Book 6 in Taxyon Space
Karrik Kenton Tallis, Third of the Flaming
Comets, endures a miserable existence in a hospice on his home planet. Unable
to walk or speak more than a single word, he misses his older brothers and is
unaware of their sacrifice to ensure his care. He cherishes a faint hope of
recovering his health.
Karrik’s life improves when his brothers return
to Rishalt with their human companions. Alarik, First of the Triad, is
escorting Phoebe Wong with her brother and a mysterious alien object for an
audience with Prime Jadel. The middle brother, Baswin, is traveling home with
Holly and Rosie Moon. The Moon sisters are enrolled in
an experimental program to train human psychics to navigate in hyperspace and
relieve humans of their onerous reliance on Warrish tripilots. Rosie, a psychic
healer, desires to help Karrik despite the conflict with her duty to humanity.
But the water world of Rishalt holds many
hazards, both above and beneath the waves. Can the alien treasure help the
three brothers to conquer the challenges and unite with their chosen partners?
Read the scintillating story of the Flaming Comet brothers to learn the
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