A Victory for Kregen (Dray Prescot, Book 22; Jikaida Cycle, by Alan Burt Akers

By Alan Burt Akers

The finishing of Prescot's stark adventures as a residing chess piece within the urban of blood video games used to be to be as terrifying because the perils that had long gone earlier than. simply because now that transposed Earthman needed to struggle his as far back as his embattled Vallian fatherland throughout a sky filled with probability and a sea choked with dying. And whilst he returned--if he could--he could locate the wrestle joined, his son at doom's door, his troops up opposed to improved odds, and a conflict he needs to in my view struggle that will be battles in diverse areas while!

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A wave of Paul's left hand dismissed the envoy. " The Ambassador's attendants backed away, towing the tank. Edric became orange motion in orange gas -- eyes, a mouth, gently waving limbs. Paul watched until the last Guildsman was gone, the great doors swinging closed behind them. I've done it now, Paul thought. I've accepted the ghola. The Tleilaxu creation was bait, no doubt of it. Very likely the old hag of a Reverend Mother played the same role. But it was the time of the tarot which he'd forecast in an early vision.

The sky presented a darkening silver-blue softened by the evening fall of dust from the Shield Wall. He stared southward at the escarpment which protected his northern lands from the coriolis wind, and he wondered why his own peace of mind could find no such shield. The Council sat silently waiting behind him, aware of how close to rage he was. Paul sensed time rushing upon him. He tried to force himself into a tranquility of many balances where he might shape a new future. Disengage . . disengage .

Paul exploded. Alia studied Stilgar, sensing the savage sideshow of ideas taking place in his mind. He was hung on a rack of enchantment. Magic! Magic! To glimpse the future was to steal terrifying fire from a sacred flame. It held the attraction of ultimate peril, souls ventured and lost. One brought back from the formless, dangerous distances something with form and power. But Stilgar was beginning to sense other forces, perhaps greater powers beyond that unknown horizon. His Queen Witch and Sorcerer Friend betrayed dangerous weaknesses.

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