Arrowhead (The Afterblight Chronicles: Hooded Man Trilogy, by Paul Kane

By Paul Kane

Within the years following 'The Cull' England has reverted again to the center a while, ripe for invasion by way of the Frenchman De Falaise and his crew of mercenaries. They input throughout the Channel Tunnel and paintings their means up the rustic. Ex-policeman Robert Stokes misplaced every thing to the virus that ravaged those isles. together with his spouse and his son, it took Robert's entire cause of dwelling. chickening out into the woods and forests close to Nottingham, he has turn into a hunter, residing off the land and heading off any type of human touch – before. wallet of survivors try to accumulate small groups within the quarter, bartering at makeshift markets and forming tentative connections. but if De Falaise arrives at Nottingham – proclaiming himself the recent 'Sheriff' – Robert unearths himself drawn reluctantly into the struggle, utilizing the well-known legend of a Hooded guy as his advisor!

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Erlin was quick to reply; she had nothing to lose by being helpful. ‘I have to do what I have to do here, but you’re more than welcome to accompany me until you find your feet,’ she said, turning to study them. Keech gave a brief nod in reply and Janer grinned at her. Feeling slightly uncomfortable, she turned away from that grin. ‘You know that Polity law does not apply outside the main dome,’ she said. ‘It should do,’ said Keech. ‘Sometimes,’ added Janer. Erlin continued, ‘Try defining assault or murder to a Hooper.

This he placed on his table then took a key for the lock from his top pocket. After unlocking the box, he returned the key to his pocket, then stepped back a bit before flipping up the lid. The thing inside did not leap out, though there were signs of movement. It was blue and filled the box. It was a head. Once it had been a human head, but now it was so horribly enlarged, stretched out and distorted that it was difficult to recognize it as such. It was more like the head of some bastard offspring of a baboon and a warthog.

I once saw him tow a deepsea-fishing ship with just a rowing boat. ’ asked Keech. ‘Seven centuries, minimum. He said he came here just after the war, but I wonder about that. ’ ‘Yeah,’ said Janer, grinning. ’ Not looking at him, Erlin went on, ‘His skin is mottled with leech scars overlaid one on the other. He’s so packed with fibre it’s impossible to take blood samples from him. I frankly doubt he even has any blood inside him. ’ She held up her hand and snapped it shut into a fist. ’ asked Janer.

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