AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Margaret Doner, iDeborah Frontiera, iJanice Scott, iKeith Rowley, iBlue Sleighty, iShirley Woods, iA. Bell, i

  Home > Fantasy > Books Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Rob Hunter

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Stories
· 5 Titles
· 1 Reviews
· Add to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Oct, 2008

Rob Hunter, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Platterland
by Rob Hunter   

Share this with your friends on FaceBook
Books by Rob Hunter
· Lost in Willipaq
· Magnetic Betty
                >> View all

Category: 

Fantasy

Publisher:  www.onetinleg.com ISBN-10:  578068039 Type: 
Pages: 

348

Copyright:  October 18, 2010 ISBN-13:  9780578068039
Fiction

See larger image

Platterland--Nine stories and a Novella

Amazon
Lulu
Barnes & Noble.com
A Rob Hunter Reader

A woman popped out of thin air beside me. She was swinging a serious looking cavalry saber; She gave me the once-over and attacked. I ducked. Her pale gray eyes grew huge. “Oh, terribly sorry, old chap. I thought you were someone else,” she said. “Are you still alive?" I said yes. “I say, good fun, what?” she remarked. A bullet zinged past and we dived under the desk.

—Mark Twain in Milan from Platterland

It was a real nice laying-out—tasteful. Well, maybe not so much tasteful particularly, but neat. They’d got Ed’s left arm attached to his head and not his shoulder. And they had the remaining right arm attached on the left side. To look like them, I supposed.

—Platterland from Platterland

Lechery, debauchery, total annihilation―the usual stuff as two prime movers contend for power. Not power to do anything in particular―threaten, coerce, destroy: illuminate a city, tighten the skeins of a siege engine, or wind up the bowels of a child’s clockwork toy―just power to have around. Just in case. Just the familiar, reassuring bulge of potential, there to quiet unease was not much to ask. But who to ask?

—The Return of the Orange Virgin from Platterland

 


Excerpt

The house that was a city
grew and, as is the way with cities, buried its past beneath an ever-advancing present.
In the cellars of the Queen, where three corridors met to form a Y, three stone heads graced the capital of a buried pendentive. The set-tled dust of thousands of years had raised the level of the floor and grown hardened by the footfalls of passing errands. Lime leached from all the stories above had marbled the black granite walls and joined with the dust of the floor to form a polished cement.
The heads were malign at first glance, a dead craftsman’s nights-weats and horrors: vaguely a cow, a goat, and a manticore. Each had some resemblance to the beast it portrayed—and not without an id-iot twinkle—but seen through a glass cast with a ripple in it, re-flected in a mirror with peeling silver. They were figments, and ex-isted nowhere in nature.
They were the past and they were buried. They had been sur-rounded, enveloped and eventually forgotten in a subcellar of the great masonry sprawl as addition after addition was piled over them.
—The Return of the Orange Virgin




Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.