By Steven Brust
The 3rd to be released, this can be truly the 5th access within the timeline of the VLAD TALTOS books, and it represents a darker, extra critical flip within the sequence. Vladimir Taltos is a short-lived, short-statured Easterner (what we'd name a human) in a global ordinarily populated via the long-lived, tremendous tall Dragaerans. he's additionally an murderer and petty crimelord. His way of life and profession require a few tricky ethical offerings. while his spouse Cawti joins an rebellion of Easterners and peasant Dragaerans (the Teckla of the title), it motives a serious pressure of their marriage, and Vlad starts to question these offerings.
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Their shambling pace quickened as they saw what their glazed white eyes wanted them to see. They surrounded the car, and took it over. John and I wasted no more time, as soon as we knew our plan worked, we headed out. On the way home, I told John that I wasn't sure that even they could survive that music. He laughed and we kept moving. We saw a dozen of those things as we made our stealthy way back. None of them saw us. A half a bottle of whiskey later, here I sit. Staring at the bullet I saved for myself…Is life worth living?
She was still half asleep when I called. I used to pick on her badly when she was little. Oh well, I love the little shit, and it builds character. Mandy is living back home, until she can get back on her feet again. Mandy has never been one to open up and talk to me about anything. I wish things would have been different, or that we would have been closer in our childhood. I really need to clean my guns. Especially my CAR-15, she is really dirty. Might as well clean my pistols while I'm at it.
I miss being a naval officer. I guess I still am, but I'm not sure if there is even a government around to recognize my commission. I sharpened my knife to a honed perfection today. It was sort of a relaxation technique. Also cleaned my carbine, although she didn't need it. A visual inspection was made of all weapons. The solar panels are running efficiently. I dread going on the roof to clean them, because I'm sure I will be spotted. I should do it at night. That's a ways off. I heard the sound of a helicopter today, didn't take the chance to go outside and look even though those things can't spot me from ground level.