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By J. V. Jones

At citadel Harvell, fates collide. Melliandra refuses to marry the sinister Prince Kylock whereas an apprentice named Jack is terrified via his unexpected skill to paintings miracles. jointly they flee the citadel, pursued via the sorcerer Baralis, whereas in different places a knight embarks on a deadly voyage of his personal. quickly future will draw the travelers jointly, and that assembly will shatter the area ...For additional information in this or the other Orbit publication, stopover at the Orbit web site at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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He allowed Tyne one look of malice, then went back and shut himself in the cabin. It was the last Tyne would see of him for a surprisingly long while. When they landed, Tyne lay patiently for a time, then bellowed for Murray to come and release him. Webbed straps, fastening under the bunk, ensured that he could not release himself. No answer came to his shouts. After twenty minutes, the rear air lock opened, and two Sumatran medical orderlies entered with a stretcher. Q. Murray had phoned straight through to the hospital, telling them to collect him from the scout for examination.

Their mouths, perhaps by the quick, clattering language they spoke, were moulded into an odd expression. Their gestures looked unnatural. Even in the way they sat on the plain wooden chairs was a hint that they found the artifacts alien, out of harmony. These were beings from Alpha Centauri II, beings like men, but inevitably always estranged from man. The physical similarity seemed merely to mark the spiritual difference. As though life on Earth, Tyne thought, wasn’t complicated enough without this The Rosk who had captured Tyne in Padang was delivering a report, in Roskian, to the leader of the group, a coarse-looking individual with nostrils like a gorilla’s and a shock of white hair.

The target area, as you know, is Luna Area 101. Luna Intelligence reports a new object outside one of the Roskian domes. It’s small and immobile - so far, at any rate. ’ Allan asked. ‘Sundown in Grimaldi, which contains Area 101, was four hours ago. Intelligence suspect the Rosks may be planning something under cover of darkness; we have imposed a lot of shipping restrictions on their Earth-Luna route lately. So our orders are to slip in from the night side and investigate - obviously without being seen, if possible.

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