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BLACKWOOD’S NEW RECRUIT There were better ways to end a watch than being summoned straight to the captain’s stateroom. Chief Sea Officer Mila Blackwood could think of three right off the top of her head: eating breakfast, snatching a short nap before diving drills, or going over the procedures for the upcoming mission. She ran a hand over her tired eyes, wishing she’d at least had time to grab a mug of nettlebark tea, but she thought she knew why she’d been called, and she didn’t wish to prolong this anymore than she had to. First we’re so short-staffed I have to take on watches, and now this. She delivered three knocks to Captain Rosen’s door, harder than she meant to. “Enter!” the submarine captain called. Blackwood turned the knob and pushed open the stateroom door, stepping into the room serving as both the captain’s private quarters and office. Right now, there were only two people at the small table opposite the bunk. The captain of the BZS Desert Crab sat on the far side of the table, wearing a dark blue jacket with gold-embroidered stripes on the cuffs. Her hard-brimmed hat bore the sigil of two moons, one in crescent 1

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Shrouded Loyalties by Reese Hogan, Chapters 1-2  

An exclusive first look at chapters 1 and 2 of Shrouded Loyalties by Reese Hogan, releasing from Angry Robot Books on 13th August 2019

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An exclusive first look at chapters 1 and 2 of Shrouded Loyalties by Reese Hogan, releasing from Angry Robot Books on 13th August 2019

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