Keeping It Real (Quantum Gravity, Book 1)
The Quantum Bomb of 2015 replaced every thing. the cloth that saved the universe's assorted dimensions aside was once torn and now, six years later, the folks of earth exist in uneasy corporation with the population of, among others, the elfin, elemental, and demonic geographical regions. Magic is genuine and will be much more harmful than expertise. Elves are unique, erotic, harmful, and very tired of the consistent Lord of the earrings references. Elementals are a legislation unto themselves and demons are most sensible left good to themselves.
Special agent Lila Black was once beautiful, yet now she's now not so certain. Her physique is greater than part stressed carbon and steel alloy equipment, a computing device she's slightly in command of. It is going into strive against mode, sufficient guns for a small military springing from inside of itself, on the merest provocation. As for her center, good, ever due to the fact that being drawn right into a video game by way of the elfin rockstar Zal (lead singer of The No Shows), who she's been assigned to guard, she's no longer even convinced she will be able to belief that any longer both.
notwithstanding he was once talking in a slightly exaggerated manner. nonetheless, she took no offence—thinking he needs to possibly have PTSD or one other comparable factor, fairly after what had simply happened. Why no longer? She had not anything else to do, no venture target left, notwithstanding she could have anticipated there to be a few orders approximately returning domestic. there have been none even though. faux to relaxation. nevertheless, the feel of anything being unsuitable niggled at her. “Here?” “Why no longer here?” he acknowledged. She appeared round immediately and then,.
Out, allegedly to the lavatory, even if he claims in a later interview that he used to be going to slot a few new EarWax with better grade buffers, with a view to guard his listening to. Lucie frolicked ready, and whilst she confident herself he should have long past down the hearth get away she stormed out, leaving the Berry face-up on his empty table. An hour later in got here Roxanne, the revenues director for Northern Otopia at Ozo files, the most important track corporation within the 4 Realm buying and selling Bloc. uninterested of expecting Jelly,.
the truth that it stumbled on itself in sunlight. Lila made a seize for it, however it used to be too speedy. In a moment it had damaged up right into a watery slither of shadows and flowed down in the course of the rim of a drain into the comforting blackness of the sewers. again at the underside of the trunk lid Lila may well see faint bloody markings commencing to vanish as their spell used to be accomplished. Whoever had left the attraction may quickly be receiving details as to who had disturbed their equipment. Small, darkish magics like this one have been.
computing device. They stuck up with the landtrain and handed it within the quiet site visitors of early morning. sunrise met them as they reached the main abandoned a part of the line, the place it ran faraway from civilisation, alongside the sides of beachfront parks and the distant edges of millionaire's estates, beside the tough grass of renovation districts the place no one used to be allowed to construct or wander other than the animals and birds. Lila heard their engines sooner than she observed the opposite motorcycles racing in the direction of them around the tough.
Be transitority the following. Lila seemed down on the fast-approaching earth and observed darkish figures on a unmarried motorcycle driving to the spot the place her attractive pink laptop had died and turn into a blackened, deformed smash. eventually her name out was once replied. “We cannot get to you in time,” Malachi acknowledged. He sounded awkward, yet Lila did not have time to contemplate that. “Fuck,” she acknowledged below her breath, after which to Zal. “Can you swim?” yet her ultimate, determined sea-ditch plan flew out of her head as they have been.