Chaos Seed by K H Simmons (Shadow Coalition #1)
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB | 397 Kb
Chaos Seed : A journey deep into the shadows of the multi-species city of Umbrae where rules are made to be broken.
With his promotion to a field operative, “Twigs” thought it was finally his time to step into the spotlight and be the hero he always wanted to be.
However, when he finds himself working alongside Shiver, the most dangerous woman in the whole megatropolis of Umbrae, he soon realises that he might just be the side-kick.
Unfortunately for Twigs, his boss failed to detail the amount of blood, running and civilisation-ending catastrophes that would be involved. While none of these things were his speciality – Shiver, somewhat disturbingly, was an expert in all the above.
“The window ledge above him seemed a long way up and at least a few months’ worth of gym membership away. Still, he’d get nowhere if he didn’t try. With a jump he grabbed for it. Missed. He planted his feet on the bin lid and focused. Again, he jumped, this time his hands caught hold of the plastic ledge. It threatened to crack under his weight as his feet scrabbled for purchase on the rough wall. He heaved himself up, once again regretting his procrastination that occurred whenever exercise seemed to be involved. Still, now was as good a time as any to start.
Once he was up, he simply knocked the plywood out of the way. It wasn’t even nailed down, it had just been propped up against the window frame. He flinched as it clattered across the floor. Twigs paused, holding his breath and listening. The only things he could hear were the muffled noises of the market and his own straining heartbeat.
He slid into the room, his shoes crunching on broken glass, at least it wasn’t the worst thing he’d stood in today. It looked like it used to be an office of some sort, old desks and ancient box-type computers sat in abandoned cubicles all around him. Dust coated everything. It wasn’t exactly the kind of place he had imagined. It was low profile though, he’d give them that.”