By Michael G. Munz
Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent and corrupt, it's a universal adequate urban within the mid twenty-first century, but discoveries underneath the Moon's floor have marked it with their first far away echoes.
Into Northgate has come Michael Flynn. Jobless and right down to his previous couple of money, Michael nonetheless goals of constructing a favorable distinction of his personal. but he has no relatives, no acquaintances keep for the freelancer recognized in simple terms as Diomedes, and this night the residence they percentage will burn to the ground.
When Diomedes turns into his mentor in a look for the arsonist dependable, Michael will get his probability to achieve these goals. yet he needs to face hazards way more own than fireplace if he is to be triumphant, for like a shadow within the flames, neither arsonist nor mentor could be what they appear.
And those who seek the Moon can be staring at.
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And home was as squalid psychically as physically. Psychically, it was a rabbit hole, a midden, hot with the frictions of tightly packed life, reeking with emotion. What suffocating intimacies, what dangerous, insane, obscene relationships between the members of the family group! Maniacally, the mother brooded over her children (her children) . brooded over them like a cat over its kittens; but a cat that could talk, a cat that could say, “My baby, my baby,” over and over again. “My baby, and oh, oh, at my breast, the little hands, the hunger, and that unspeakable agonizing pleasure!
Echoed the students in a chorus of loud disbelief. “Twenty,” the Director repeated. ” they asked. ” A deep resonant voice broke startlingly into the dialogue. They looked round. On the fringe of the little group stood a stranger— a man of middle height, black-haired, with a hooked nose, full red lips, eyes very piercing and dark. “Terrible,” he repeated. C. had at that moment sat down on one of the steel and rubber benches conveniently scattered through the gardens; but at the sight of the stranger, he sprang to his feet and darted forward, his hands outstretched, smiling with all his teeth, effusive.
He looked at Bernard questioningly. ” Helmholtz shook his head. “Not quite. I’m thinking of a queer feeling I sometimes get, a feeling that I’ve got something important to say and the power to say it—only I don’t know what it is, and I can’t make any use of the power. If there was some different way of writing . . Or else something else to write about . ” He was silent; then, “You see,” he went on at last, “I’m pretty good at inventing phrases—you know, the sort of words that suddenly make you jump, almost as though you’d sat on a pin, they seem so new and exciting even though they’re about something hypnopædically obvious.
A Shadow in the Flames (The New Aenid Cycle, Book 1) by Michael G. Munz