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Archon by Lana Krumwiede - Chapter Sampler

Archon by Lana Krumwiede - Chapter Sampler

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Published by Candlewick Press
Archon by Lana Krumwiede - As the powerless and the powerful clash, allies and enemies are not always who they seem to be in this dynamic sequel to the dystopian novel Freakling.
Archon by Lana Krumwiede - As the powerless and the powerful clash, allies and enemies are not always who they seem to be in this dynamic sequel to the dystopian novel Freakling.

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Published by: Candlewick Press on Sep 10, 2013
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Even the ercest warrior will be tortured with moments of regret and sorrow. Let them wash over you like cleansingwaters. Do not absorb them.
THE WARRIOR’S SERENITY 
A throng gathered around the hauler as it inched throughthe city o Deliverance. Taemon was in the passenger seat,Amma was in the middle, and Drigg was driving. Or try-ing to, anyway. The press o desperate people made itdifcult.“We need ood!” someone called.“It’s all going to the Relie Center!” Taemon yelled.“You can get ood there.”The mob’s ervor increased.There’s never enough!”
 
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“My children . . .”“Is there any milk in there?” Taemon leaned out the window and searched the crowdor his parents, as he had done or the past our monthswhile accompanying Drigg on his weekly trips bringingood to the city dwellers who had decided to stay putater the Fall — the day psi mysteriously disappeared romDeliverance.It was hard to believe that Deliverance had been clean,orderly, and impressive just our short months ago. Nowit was a flthy, bedraggled heap — a shadow o its ormerglory.Some o the damage was due to the earthquake thathad rocked the city on the day o the Fall. But most o the destruction was a result o the riots that had occurredin the weeks aterward. Once people had lost their tele-kinetic abilities, their lives were completely upended.Their vehicles didn’t work. They had to kick down theirown ront doors to enter their homes. Even the simplesto tasks cooking, dressing, and hygiene had to bereinvented using nothing but their hands. For people whohad been taught that manual labor was beneath them, thesituation was appalling.

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