Journey to the Library [The Library Saga] by Cross Amy

Journey to the Library [The Library Saga] by Cross Amy

Author:Cross, Amy [Cross, Amy]
Language: eng
Format: azw3, epub
Publisher: Dark Season Books
Published: 2014-01-08T16:00:00+00:00


Thomas Never

"Halt!" one of the Grandapams shouts, advancing toward us while the others hang back. With a sword in one hand, this Grandapam looks like he means business, and he seems totally fearless as he gets closer and closer. "As fugitives of the Grandapam Council, you're commanded to immediately stop and face the Grand Marshal himself!"

"Maybe later?" Carstairs says innocently. "We're rather busy right now..."

"There will be no 'later' for either of you," the Grandapam insists, raising his sword as he gets to within a couple of feet of us. "The Grand Marshal has ordered that you must not leave this place before you have explained yourselves to him. If you refuse, we've been authorized to use extreme force, even if it means that you don't live long enough to reach the gallows."

"Right," Carstairs mutters, looking over his shoulder to check that the other Grandapams are still here. "I see. Well, this seems like a tight spot, doesn't it?"

"You also risk being charged with a number of crimes related to your escape," the Grandapam continues. "Three of our unit were killed as you recklessly tried to flee from justice."

"Killed?" I say, looking up at Carstairs. "You didn't tell me you killed any of them."

"Well, I didn't," he mutters awkwardly. "Not really. I mean, they died, but it wasn't my fault."

"What's it to be?" the Grandapam asks, stepping even closer. "Are you going to submit like honorable men, or do you prefer to fight and die like cowards?"

"I'm really not sure," Carstairs replies. "Can we have time to think it over? I don't suppose there's a third option, is there?"

"Silence!" the Grandapam shouts, raising his sword as if he's preparing to strike. "There will be no more -" Before he can finish, however, he suddenly lets out a gasp of pain and steps back, as if some unseen force is pulling on his arm. "Release me!" he shouts, struggling to get free before his whole body is lifted into the air and then slammed against a nearby shelf, at which point he slumps down onto the muddy ground.

"Did you do that?" I ask, turning to Carstairs.

"Me?" He pauses, looking shocked and ashen-faced. "Yes?" he adds timidly, even though it's clear that he's lying.

"Seize them!" one of the other Grandapams shouts, before they all start charging at us from both directions.

"Oh dear!" Carstairs shouts, putting his fingers in his ears seconds before an almighty crashing sound sends every single one of the Grandapams slamming into the shelves.

"What are you doing?" I shout at Carstairs as the Grandapams collapse into two heaps.

"Just keep your head down!" he shouts back, grabbing my arm and pulling me closer.

I turn and watch as one of the Grandapams struggles to his feet; despite a sudden gale that has started to blow along the aisle, the Grandapam manages to draw his sword, at which point he grabs hold of a nearby shelf and starts hauling himself closer to us. For a moment, it seems as if he might



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