By Diana Peterfreund
From Rampant and Ascendant writer Diana Peterfreund comes this exciting better half to For Darkness exhibits the Stars.
Centuries after wars approximately destroyed civilization, Persis Blake's global is once more within the throes of rebellion.
For Persis, her public existence is that of a socialite, packed with events and ball robes. yet whereas she seems a frivolous aristocrat, inside of Persis beats the guts of a spy--the related middle that's falling for the enemy, Justen Helo.
Persis's center belongs to Justen, yet earlier than she will inform him the reality, she discovers he has a mystery as well--one that may plunge their tropical paradise into one other darkish age. And Persis realizes she's not only risking her center, she's risking the realm she's sworn to protect.
Across a Star-Swept Sea is a romantic, science-fictional reimagining of the vintage The Scarlet Pimpernel.
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The bomb scare might have been ill-advised, but the burst water main was good. ’ Thaddeus cocked his head. ‘How on earth did you manage it? Did you amend some kind of online sewage system record? Tap into a radio communication frequency? Were you waiting for something like that to happen? ’ Cadel, who had been pouting at the floor, glanced up. His scowl faded. His appearance couldn’t have been more disarming. ‘I don’t know what you mean,’ he said. But there was a naughty twinkle in his eye. 36 evil genius pages 16/12/04 11:15 AM Page 37 FIVE A few weeks later, Cadel was examining the cistern in a school toilet stall when he heard some boys talking.
They’re not like chemicals – they don’t always respond the same way when you mix them, no matter how precisely you might have measured and calculated. ’ ‘Don’t worry,’ Cadel replied, with a confidence that he could only afford to air in the privacy of Dr Roth’s consulting room. ‘If there isn’t a formula now, there soon will be. I’m working on it. ’ 56 evil genius pages 16/12/04 11:15 AM Page 57 EIGHT It was Dr Darkkon’s computer phone that allowed Cadel to develop Partner Post. Without the converted mobile, Cadel never could have carried out his plans; he wouldn’t have had enough time online.
Oh, don’t be ridiculous,’ the principal snapped, and the meeting moved on to other, safer topics. Shortly afterwards, school broke up for two weeks. On the first day of the new term, the teachers arrived back to discover that every pupil was absent – except Cadel. When the assembly bell rang, only Cadel appeared, a small figure standing in the middle of a vast stretch of grey concrete. The sleeves of his jacket fell over his pale hands. The hems of his trousers were puddling around his ankles.