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Old December 12 2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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Rough Beasts of Empire excerpt

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Old December 12 2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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^ Holy crap, that was awesome.
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Old December 12 2010, 10:14 PM   #3
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Damn, and that's the book I haven't pre-ordered yet. *runs away and orders it*
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Old December 12 2010, 11:04 PM   #4
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Re: Rough Beasts of Empire excerpt

Wow, that was really good. If the rest of this book is this good, I'm thinking it could wash out the bad tastes the other two (or at least Seize the Fire), seem to have left. And for anyone who's interested there's another one in the current issue of the magazine that features Sisko on a new ship fighting the Borg during their invasion.
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Old December 13 2010, 01:06 AM   #5
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Damn, and that's the book I haven't pre-ordered yet. *runs away and orders it*
The ebook isn't available yet to pre-order on B&N
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Old December 13 2010, 05:03 AM   #6
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Not bad!
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Old December 13 2010, 09:39 AM   #7
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Looking forward to this! Thanks for the share.
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Old December 13 2010, 09:43 AM   #8
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Sweet Zombie Jesus! That's going to be great.

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Old December 13 2010, 10:50 AM   #9
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Damn, and that's the book I haven't pre-ordered yet. *runs away and orders it*
The ebook isn't available yet to pre-order on B&N
I was thinking hard copy, but thanks for the heads up.
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Old December 13 2010, 11:48 AM   #10
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Wow, that was really good. If the rest of this book is this good,
Nah, the rest of it's better...
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Old December 13 2010, 05:48 PM   #11
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Not bad at all . I can't wait to read more about Spock and also see what's in store for our man Sisko
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Old December 13 2010, 06:00 PM   #12
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Wow...
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Old December 13 2010, 06:11 PM   #13
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Woah.

It starts off "The blade tore through his flesh with cruel ease." and I'm like is this David Mack or David R George III?

good stuff.
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Old December 13 2010, 06:32 PM   #14
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Re: Rough Beasts of Empire excerpt

^ Hey, I love David Mack's writing, and I know some readers refer to him as the angel of death, but I've penned my own share of death and destruction. Some of my other first lines include:
  • In an instant, he saw how she would die.
  • He heard the explosion before he saw it, and as he turned and peered down into the valley to witness walls of flame surging skyward, he knew that he’d found what he’d come here seeking.
  • He watched her die, and in that terrible instant, he relived the moment of their separation, felt the weight of the years since, and regretted everything.

I'm just sayin'....

And thanks to all for the kind words.
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Old December 13 2010, 06:38 PM   #15
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Yeah, you (and a few others) do death well too. They're just not usually as graphic as that line was. Which is why I think Mack has that rep more so than others because his scenes are usually gory (in a good way).
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