Catching the Sun, Part 21

Emperor Extrator IV's flagship, Invincible, arrived in orbit around Endragar along with 15 more warships of various shapes and sizes. As far as Abaden Lors knew, the captains of those ships were still more or less loyal to Extrator. At least, Lors hadn't attempted to get them to join his defection. He couldn't quite imagine … Continue reading Catching the Sun, Part 21

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Catching the Sun, Part 20

No matter what his faults, Xendin Lodimeur had to admit that Neminatrix IV at least looked like an Emperor. Although in his mid-40s, he was as fit and trim as a man half his age, with a full head of perfectly styled blond hair, and straight white teeth that gleamed every time he smiled, which … Continue reading Catching the Sun, Part 20

Catching the Sun, Part 18

"Colonel," said Ranger's communications officer as Xendin and Hana Lodimeur walked back onto the bridge, "we're receiving a call from Admiral Zhiala Tred." "Excellent," said Xendin briskly. "Onscreen." A second later, a woman's face appeared on the main viewscreen. She was in her mid-to-late fifties, with short dark hair that was speckled with gray, and … Continue reading Catching the Sun, Part 18