You know what that means: more mini-excerpts from my novel, Heroic Lies!
A bittersweet smirk crossed her face as she listened to the chaos outside. ‘I wonder if it’s silly, to think I should bother getting up. To try to save my species, or take dramatic pictures of its last moments. And I wonder if it matters which I choose.’
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this ship is here. He must have had it brought here for a reason. Who’s meant to use it, I don’t know, but I owe it to my planet to find out.
Below them, the vast curve of their homeworld was dappled with fire. Whole cities had bloomed into golden-orange light, and Kadian’s eyes swept the continents, trying to find his home city amid the flame and smoke.
“We...” The word fell from his mouth independent of his thoughts, while his mind tried to shut down in the face of his world’s destruction. “Shouldn’t we go back?”
His companion’s unreadable eyes turned to him. “Go back and?” he asked softly.
There it was, that strange, guarded tone Zorei used whenever they talked about something important. As if everything had been locked inside, buried too deep for even the destruction of their world to reach that distant place.