View Full Version : New Release - Emerald City

October 25th, 2008, 08:37 PM
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Happy Halloween and Welcome to Emerald City!<o></o>
Melody Knight<o></o>
It was midday on the second day when it happened. According to her map, and her sources, there was a small town a mile or so off-road, which the mine workers had once inhabited. No one had done much more than note its existence, and Claudia felt the thrill of discovery. Who knew what a place like that might hold? Other Mons Smaragdus towns had yielded pottery and metals, low grade gemstones, and a variety of other, more homely items. There were sure to be buildings, if the place had been impressive enough to be noted on the map. Gooseflesh danced down her back. The wadi region was laden with small piles of rubble -- the remnants of ancient huts. This township held the promise of oh, so much more.<o></o>

She readjusted her hat, conscious of her thirst. It seemed she was always conscious of her thirst in this wretched heat! She sucked on her canteen then mustered ahead. No track, so she'd just have to make her way. A couple of times she glanced back at the truck, even climbing one of the little hills to make sure it was still within sight. It was only on the last check that she saw it had disappeared, but that was what she expected. This was hilly country, after all, and the town should be just ahead. <o></o>

Only, it wasn't, nor could she find the truck. She tried tracing her own footsteps, but this area was rock, rather than sand, and it was no use. Her compass was erratic, due to magnetic deposits, leading her nowhere. Two hours later, dragging her body through the heat, Claudia had to admit it -- [I]I'm lost. Lost in the damned desert. Her water bottle was dry, but she refused to panic. If I don't check in, they'll come looking.<o></o>

The sun had never been so hot, and Claudia knew she should have been resting midday away instead of hiking. But it was too late -- too late for anything. She rooted around in one of those piles of rocky debris, picking up rocks that burned her hands to pile them into a wall that might offer her partial shade -- if it didn't fall on her head first. She didn't possess the building secrets of the ancient Romans or the Bedouin. And her blistered hands were shaking so badly she didn't know how she'd survive the next few hours. <o></o>

It was then an icy chill came on her, colder than death.<o></o>


She didn't speak -- she didn't have to. He was there…for her.<o></o>

October 25th, 2008, 10:33 PM
oh wow! sounds yummy!

October 25th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Sounds great Melody.

October 26th, 2008, 01:05 AM
Thanks, girls! I really enjoyed writing this one. It's my 35th or 36th manuscript (can't quite recall which, LOL), but I have to say it was one I had quite a bit of fun crafting.

Enjoy your weekend!

Best wishes,

October 26th, 2008, 10:42 AM
I love the setting and that the heroine is an archeologist. Not to mention that "the dead" can hold just as powerful a grip on us as the living where love is concerned. Very good premise.

October 26th, 2008, 03:34 PM
Thanks, Rebelheart.

I've been studying archeology for several years, and hope to finish with my postgrad in about 18 months/2 years. I'd like to do eventually do archeology stints in the South Pacific. I'm going to a remote sensing workshop next month, where we'll look at things like satellite photos, and so forth. I've been away from my studies for much of this year (book commitments too heavy), so I'm thrilled at going to this workshop.


October 26th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Remote sensing? I've never heard of that as part of archeology.
That's not like remote viewing, is it? I loved read both of Joseph McMoneagle's books.

October 26th, 2008, 10:27 PM
I haven't been to the workshop yet, so I can't tell you precisely. My understanding is that it's using technology (satellite photos, geological surveys, and so forth) to pinpoint archeological sites and do the preliminary "mapping".


October 26th, 2008, 10:47 PM
How cool is that!

October 27th, 2008, 12:57 PM
I'm really excited about it.

Have a great week, everyone. I'm off to work in several hours, so I need to blog for someone, write on my latest WIP, and answer a slough of emails.

Talk to you soon!

Regards, and best wishes,

October 27th, 2008, 04:55 PM
I love egypt and this book sounds really good