- Category: Previews
- Published: Tuesday, 08 October 2013 23:00
- Written by Mike Cropo
Wolves and Dragons of the Blood: Revelations
Armetus moved directly to the Heavy Lifter parked to the side and he climbed into the armored Lifter. He settled into the soft leather seat and leaned back for a moment as the Lifter rose and merged into the traffic running along the outer borders of the city of Sparta. Lifter traffic was forbidden within the actual confines of the city and the Lifter lanes all along the outside ring of the city had become far busier over the years as Sparta grew.
“Armetus?” The soft female voice spoke and Armetus opened his eyes quickly and watched as Marci leaned forward from her seat across from him.
“I hate not being truthful with her.” Armetus spoke softly.
“You are only doing what Martin believes is the correct path Armetus.” Marci said. “If she were discover what we know…?”
Armetus nodded his head. “I know. We need her to be at her best. Icho will be her largest challenge in centuries and she is going to need to defend herself and her family in more ways than she realizes. She is the only one who can. I worry for her however.”
“You know as well as I do that Andro and Martin will allow nothing to harm her.” Marci said. “They will protect her… at all costs.”
Armetus nodded once more. “I know and that at least gives me peace.” He leaned forward. “Is he ready?”
Marci nodded her head. “He’s standing by at the secure Durcunusaan hanger and chomping at the bit to go.”
“Do we have anything else that may be able to help him?” Armetus asked.
Marci handed over the data pad. “This is everything that this Professor Lidene has been able to decrypt so far.” She said. “Nessa’s people arrived two days ago and hopefully they will have more when he gets there.”
“This stays among the three of us in this car is that understood?” Armetus spoke now. “No one else can discover this.”
“What if it has already been discovered Armetus?” The male voice spoke and Armetus looked at the figure of the man as he leaned forward out of the shadows of the Lifter. “What if the Arrya rie Cafna is back? It took us three hundred and sixty years to purge them from our ranks before and you know this. It cost me both of my parents and countless others, not to mention your first wife and mate when they came after you. If they have control of these clones then the situation is worse than we thought.”
“That is why you are doing what you are doing my old friend.” Armetus spoke. “Only you have the ties to make this work. And I shudder every day knowing the danger I have placed you in.”
The man leaned closer still and met Armetus’ eyes. “We swore an oath all those years ago old friend. An oath that we spilled blood in order to insure. I will not shirk from my duty to our Union or our King.”
Armetus reached out and placed his hand on the man’s shoulder. “And neither will I Icho my friend. None of us will. Ever.”
THIS IS AN SCI-FI/FANTASY NOVEL ORIENTED TO THE MATURE CROWD. IT HAS GRAPHIC LOVE SCENES AND MULTIPLE PARTNERS IN SOME RELATIONSHIPS. IT HAS VIOLENCE AND EXTREME LANGUAGE IN SOME PARTS. IT IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. I HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION TO USE THE IMAGES ON THIS SITE FROM THE DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS, OR TOOK THEM FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. THOUGH MANY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE IMAGES DO FOLLOW THE STORY, THEY ARE IN NO WAY INVOLVED OR ENDORSE IT. AT LEAST NOT AT THIS TIME. WHO KNOWS IN THE FUTURE.