Antarktos Rising - A Novel

By Jeremy Robinson

A phenomenon often called crustal displacement shifts the Earth's crust, repositioning continents and inflicting numerous deaths. within the wake of the worldwide disaster, the realm struggles to keep up its displaced billions. yet Antarctica, freshly thawed and blooming, has emerged as a brand new desire. instead of salary a global battle no state can undergo, the top countries devise a contest, a race to the heart of Antarctica, with the 3 victors dividing the continent. it truly is inside this race that Mirabelle Whitney, one of many few surviving specialists at the continent, grouped with an American distinctive forces unit, reveals herself. however the risks expecting the staff are a long way worse than feared; past the bitter heritage of a torn kin, past the nefarious intentions in their human enemies, past the traditional creatures reborn via anhydrobiosis-there are the Nephilim. the area races to say a brand new continent, merely to discover it already taken.

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Now the flashlight. ” She knew a heavy flashlight within the correct fingers can make a dangerous weapon. The flashlight fell into the lap of the lady seated subsequent to Whitney. It landed at an upward attitude, casting gentle directly to either their faces. For the 1st time she may perhaps see the face of the fellow looking her. His epidermis was once darkish and his wavy hair used to be a little askew, most likely from donning iciness equipment outdoor. His eyes have been darkish brown and sparkling. What stricken her such a lot approximately his eyes was once that they published no worry and mirrored the smile that unfold throughout his lips. She couldn’t fathom what sort of guy might smile whereas being one fake circulate from getting a bullet within the head. He needs to be insane, Whitney proposal. larger pull the set off now, prior to he fights. She tightened her grip at the set off. “I wouldn’t do this if I have been you,” the guy stated. “You may possibly rather harm an individual with that factor. ” Whitney driven the 9mm tougher opposed to the man’s throat. He gagged just a little. “Give me one sturdy cause no longer to,” Whitney stated. the guy raised an eyebrow and his smile shot up on one aspect of his face. “If our date ends badly, you could now not get fortunate, eh? ” Whitney squeezed the set off yet her finger used to be stopped midway by way of a booming voice. “Stand down and drop your weapon. ” one other guy. now not Latino. Whitney appeared towards the door with out relocating the 9mm clear of the man’s neck. status within the doorway have been extra humans, a guy and a lady, either aiming their guns at Whitney. She may perhaps kill the Latino, however the different might shred her ahead of the guy hit the ground. She was once trapped. “We don’t are looking to damage you,” the massive guy acknowledged. “Bullshit. ” the guy diminished his weapon and walked round the pews, flippantly striding down the aisle towards her. “Stop. I don’t are looking to kill him. ” the recent guy laughed calmly. “Easier stated than performed. ” “What—” A blur of movement and a pointy discomfort in her wrist was once all Whitney’s brain had time to sign in prior to the Latino had her gun in his hand, pointed at her face. “Like the guy says, chica, more uncomplicated acknowledged than performed. ” “Who the hell are you humans? What do you need with me? ” the massive guy positioned his weapon on a close-by pew, set his flashlight down so his face might be obvious, and prolonged his correct hand. “Captain Stephen Wright, U. S. distinct Forces. ” She seemed into Wright’s grey eyes and observed no sick will in them. He was once telling the reality. “Are you a rescue workforce? ” “No, Ms. Whitney, we’re right here for you by myself. ” The Latino got rid of the 9mm from Whitney’s face, grew to become it round, and passed it again to her. His smile faltered. “Besides, chica, there isn't any one else left to rescue. ” bankruptcy 17 the sunlight hours stretched longer and longer because the nice quake shook Antarctica and melted the ice. Merrill had grown familiar with operating within the consistent twilight that glowed at the continent’s horizon in this time of yr, yet now the times have been so long as summer time days in New Hampshire. nonetheless the crops grew, sprouting speedier than whatever Merrill had ever visible or examine. The quickest transforming into timber he’d ever heard of have been the Asian paulownia bushes which grew approximately twenty ft in keeping with yr.

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