Taken by the Kagethi Lord by Ava York EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Novel Title: Taken by the Kagethi Lord
- Author: Ava York
- Language: English
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Bright flashes of light sped by me too fast to comprehend. The hair on my
forearm curled from the proximity to one such energy blast. Better to lose my
hair than my skin. The Vune who fired at me weren’t making the most
accurate shots in the world. What they lacked in marksmanship, however,
they made up for in enthusiasm and volume.
A stray blast struck a branch ahead. It flash-burned right through, searing
the heavy limb as neatly as a scalpel. The branch fell into my path. I veered to
the side, knowing that if one of those deadly beams touched me, I would be
dead—or I would wish I were.
I’d seen a few plasma burns in my lifetime. Terror of experiencing them
myself propelled me more than anything else.
I felt like such a coward. Charlie sacrificed herself to give Harper and I a
fighting chance. Then Harper sacrificed herself to push me to safety right
before she fell into the Deathwater river.
Instead of diving in after Harper, I just watched while she disappeared out
of sight. Okay, that’s not exactly true. I tried to follow her for a time.
That’s when I ran into the Vune patrol. I only knew the name of their
gamma male, Chutt, the butt of all their jokes.
Their commander was not someone I’d want to meet in a dark shadow—
or ever again, for that matter. His casual cruelty was more frightening than all
the bluster in the world would have been.
The energy blasts died off as I passed down a steep incline. My legs
barely moved fast enough to keep me from stumbling. I just kept thinking
that if I fell, I was dead.
When I first fell, my communicator broke. I scooped up the pieces, and if
I got out of this, I’d try to piece it back together.
I ran deeper into the jungle, my skin whipped and cut by leaves and
brambles. I ran without much thought as to the direction I was going. I only
had one thought—get as far away from the Vune as I could.
I did not want to be there when they figured a way across the river. Could
they jump across? Doubtful, or they would have.
Sooner or later, it will dawn on them that they can use one of their ships
to fly over the river. I knew that I had to get deeper into the forest to avoid
being picked up by ships passing overhead.
I also knew that the Vastgreen was incredibly dangerous. Not only was it
teeming with predators that ranged from humongous and scary to clever and
scarier, but many of the native plants were deadly.
There is a species of vine that has a life phase like a cross between an ant
lion from Earth and a Venus flytrap. I hoped I didn’t run into one of them. I
knew their territory usually didn’t range that close to the river, though.
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