The Law of Silence, Part III

“This is staggeringly unfair,” Etoile had said when Marisa had been dismissed, and he was saying it again now as he grouched and groaned his way up the dawnward-side climb behind her. “In what kind of world does kinslaying and lawbreaking earn you a voyage halfway round the sky?” “Under sentence of death.” Marisa’s heart... Continue Reading →

The Law of Silence, Part II

Nightingale floor. Rope still outside. Give up? Forbidden. Go on? Rouse the household; break the law of silence. Marisa looked up, examined the ceiling - it was lower than she’d thought, thanks to the floor above, and the joists were exposed. One chance. Drawing the adze once more, she crouched low, swinging her arms back... Continue Reading →

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