By Leigh Brackett
Leigh Brackett will be most sensible recognized for her screenplay for "The Empire moves Back," yet her lush stories of interplanetary adventures have been exciting readers lengthy sooner than "Star Wars." accumulated listed here are the fast novel "Black Amazon of Mars" (the ultimate journal visual appeal of her hero, Eric John Stark), in addition to "A international Is Born" and "Child of the Sun."
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You’re already king in the Norlands, and half a legend as you stand. ” Her face was close to his, and he saw the blaze of it, the white intensity of ambition and an iron pride. ” she asked him. ” He smiled. “For strangers, we do know each other well. No. ” “The wind and the fire. One spends its strength in wandering, the other devours. But one can help the other. I made you an offer once, and you said you would not bargain unless you could look into my eyes. ” He did, and his hands upon her shoulders trembled.
She reached him, and they set their backs together. The shining ones ringed them round, many feet away across the ice, and watched the long sword and the great hungry axe, and there was something in the lissome swaying of their bodies that suggested laughter. “You fool,” said Stark. ” answered Ciara. “Oh, yes, I know about Balin. That mad girl, screaming in the palace—she told me, and you were seen from the wall, climbing to the Gates of Death. ” She did not answer that. “They won’t fight us, Stark.
Balin looked at him with deep respect. “You were a fool,” he said. “Look you. The thing is returned to Kushat. Your promise is kept. ” “Ah,” said Stark softly, “but it is mine. ” He, too, glanced at the belt. ” “Return it where it came from,” Thanis said. “My brother is a better thief than Camar. ” said Balin, with surprising force. “We will keep it, Stark and I. Whether it has power, I do not know. ” Stark said somberly, “It has power, the Talisman. ” They looked at him, startled. But a touch of awe seemed to repress their curiosity.
Black Amazon of Mars: And Other Tales from the Pulps by Leigh Brackett