By S. M. Stirling
It's spring on Nantucket and every little thing is completely general, till a unexpected hurricane blankets the full island. while the elements clears, the island's population locate that they're now not within the past due 20th century...but were transported as a substitute to the Bronze Age! Now they need to learn how to continue to exist with suspicious, warlike peoples they could slightly comprehend and care for approaching catastrophe, within the form of a would-be conqueror from their very own time.
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I was not in the best of moods as, during the night, the wind had blown with exceptional passion from the wilderness, carrying with it a scent of burning meat. I had turned restlessly, woken up from a dream of smoke. The darkness in my chamber had seemed watchful, almost sly. A ﬂavor of the haunted night remained with me. I wondered whether it was a portent, and perhaps it was, for the high priest clearly hid a certain agitation beneath his serene and ﬂawless countenance. Meni stood before me and bowed.
It was clear he sought to charm me, yet there was something—something—utterly compelling about this man. Merely being in his presence seemed to inform me he had seen many wonders of the world, that he possessed great knowledge. Perhaps he, too, wore a mask. However, I would not let him win me over that easily. “You prey upon the rich,” I said. ” He grimaced, head tilted to one side. “That is a sour depiction of my profession, but not without some basis of truth. Still, I am a creature of many facets.
Tonight,” he said simply. “Why delay? ” I thought about the sleeping temple, the dozing guards, the great air of torpor that hung over its colonnaded halls from dusk until dawn. I could slip like a wraith from shadow to shadow, leap the wall like a lioness, land without making a sound. “I know what you are,” he said. “You are a goddess, yes, but are you not also a woman? Are you not also a lioness? You crave adventure, even the hunt. You crave the ecstasy that freedom brings. Indulge yourself, my lady.