By S. M. Stirling
Eons in the past, the strong Homo Nocturnis governed the earth. whereas their numbers were enormously diminished, they nonetheless exist-though no longer as purebreds. Adrian Breze is one such being. prosperous and reclusive, he's extra Shadowspawn than human. yet he rebelled opposed to his variety, deciding upon to dwell as a normal guy. Now, to avoid wasting humanity, he needs to conflict the darkish forces of the world-including these in his personal blood...
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It’s a swamp, actually. They drained a swamp to build our devel opment. Well, attempting to drain a swamp is pretty pointless. They don’t really drain. You can dump as much ﬁll on them as you want, but they’re still swamps. ” “Oh. ” My answer only seemed to increase the intensity of the smug glee waves. My ﬂip-ﬂops made weird sucking noises on the stones. “Your feet must be cold in those,” she said. ” And that was the end of our conversation. The refectory was in the old church, long deconsecrated.
Though my heart had slowed to normal, there was still a tremor running through me. I picked up my phone to call my parents, but then tears started trickling from my eyes, so I shoved the phone under my blanket. I bunched myself up and took a few deep breaths. I needed to get this under control. I was ﬁne. Nothing had happened to me. I couldn’t be the pathetic, weepy, useless roommate. I had wiped my face clean and was smiling, kind of, when Jazza returned. She handed me the tea, went to her desk and got something, then sat on the ﬂoor by my bed.
This was a Church— not large—but proper, made of stone, with buttresses and a small bell tower and narrow stained-glass windows. Inside, it was brightly lit by a number of circular black metal chandeliers. There were three long rows of wooden tables with benches, �� and a dais with a table where the old altar had been. There was also one of those raised side pulpits with its own set of winding stairs. There was a small group of students sitting toward the front. Of course, none of them were in uniform.
A Taint in the Blood (Shadowspawn, Book 1) by S. M. Stirling