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    What the Bones Say

    Niara’s people inhabit a village within a walled enclosure on an alien planet. Humans must stay within the confines of the wall. The obedient live out their lives and die, never setting foot beyond the great barrier. Heretics dare to discover what lies beyond the wall. When the village chief dies, Niara is expected to assume leadership but to carve out a future for her people, she is convinced she must instead, disobey their alien benefactors and venture beyond the wall. She journeys east and encounters Wendi, tribal queen of the eastern village. Niara and Wendi forge a bond stronger than blood as they uncover the secrets of their buried…

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    Trance

    Woman, you see. The sensi. It’s a funny thing. Niara inhaled just the right amount of the mystic herb and her brain went straight to mush. It sent her whooshing and spinning down some deep, dark dimensional hole. She saw things. Things that weren’t there. Things that happened. Things that hadn’t happened yet. Things that might have happened centuries before she was born. Hordes of okapi running circles around her. The slow procession of villagers ushering her into the priesthood. The rush of white water carrying her across a wild river. Falling from a place far beyond the sky. Amid the whirlwind, she remembered. She was a hunter. She was…