Snippet from The Girls From Alcyone II
I chickened out this week on sharing a snip from my WiP (too rough!), so I thought I'd share this bit from Book One. This is a pivotal scene where Sigrid claims her first trophies of war (after completing her first mission, where she single-handedly takes down an entire ship), taking her first step into the life of a mercenary.
The viewer winked-off and Sigrid was alone again, apart from the untidy heap of unconscious bridge officers. Something on Captain Oslov's body caught her eye. He still held his sidearm in his limp hand—a matching one lay holstered on his left side. Sigrid picked it up. She always found the allure of such weapons compelling, ever since the day she'd discovered what a crack shot she was. The captain's pistols were unlike anything she'd held before. Slightly larger than the Markovs, these were a unique, custom-design. There was nothing like them in her database. They were pearl-handled and fit the palm of her hand perfectly, even better than her Markovs. Longer, heavier and fashioned from polished tungsten, they fired a variety of simple, high-powered ballistic rounds. They were lethal, brutal and utterly lovely.