By S. M. Stirling
First within the new Shadowspan sequence from the hot York instances bestselling "master of speculative fiction" (Library Journal). Eons in the past, Homo Lupens governed the earth. owning impressive powers, they have been the resource of the entire myths and legends of the uncanny. And although their numbers were enormously diminished, they exist nonetheless- even though now not as purebreds. Adrian Breze is one such being. prosperous and reclusive, he's extra Shadowspawn than human. yet he rebelled opposed to his personal variety, picking out to dwell as a typical guy. Now, to save lots of humanity, he needs to conflict the darkish forces of the world-including these in his personal blood...
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I am just venting, he thought. Nothing, not even human memory, was as easy to nudge with a little Wreaking as digital systems. Even hard copy tended to be burned in fires, or eaten by rats, or mildew . . or anything else where luck mattered. " Adrian smiled grimly. " "You've turned to confiding since Calcutta. " "I've been trying not to suppress the memories anymore. They are part of me. Yes, we went to the castle in the Auvergne, to . . get us in touch with our roots, they'd say today. We thought they were our aunt and uncle, of course, come to give us a holiday.
Polson is waiting for you and your friend, Mr. Breze. " Sheila Polson was scowling at the menu as they were ushered into their private nook. She glanced up sharply as Adrian extended his senses; no electronic ears tickled at his consciousness. Just because you had the Power didn't mean you had to use it rather than some technological equivalent. Adrian inclined his head slightly. He hadn't met the chief of the Brotherhood's California section before; he'd mostly operated in Europe and Asia when he and Harvey were a team, and the organization was tightly compartmentalized.
Christ, what a pile that place was! " "Everything but hanging head-down to sleep," Adrian said. "And the place was infested with bats, at that. " "Bet it was in the summer," Harvey observed, dodging a pushcart vendor. "Of course; every summer, longer as we grew older. Green hills, dusty lanes, mountain forests, ponies for us to ride . . our aunt and uncle who denied us nothing, and hinted that we were as an exiled prince and princess. Oh, is there a child on Earth who won't listen to that? The delicious sense of being different, different and better.