REGULAR BLOG POSTS: This week, we're continuing snippets of Challenges of the Deeps, the new Arenaverse novel; in Chapter 11, Sun Wu Kung's victory causes some shockwaves in the Arena! Last two weeks: in Chapter 8, Sun Wu Kung begins the race, in Chapter 9, DuQuesne finds his opponent a tough nut to crack, and in Chapter 10, Sun Wu Kung faces his biggest challenge yet! Earlier, in Chapter 5, Simon really needs to talk to Ariane, in Chapter 6 he tests a theory with surprising results, and in Chapter 7, DuQuesne prepares for the Challenge!
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Sun Wu Kung had won the race...
Even as Wu crossed the finish line, he was suddenly there in front of Ariane, skidding to a halt not three meters from the table at which DuQuesne and his opponent were seated, surrounded by rank upon rank of spectators, silent, staring, frozen in disbelief and shock. Even though she had been warned, Ariane was herself still in a state of utter awe. DuQuesne had said Wu was better than him. But this…
And then the silence broke [ Continue reading... ]
Wu Kung was apparently in trouble...
Wu Kung landed in a crouch-and roll, came to his feet in the precise center of the platform, saw the figures – one Dujuin rhino-like creature, two Daalasan like armored frog-men, and one spidery Milluk in the silvery Arena armor – appear from nothing around him. Adjudicators! The Arena's own peacekeepers!
Then he heard Orphan's quiet despair, and rose to his feet, grinning savagely, baring his fangs to the Adjudicators as [ Continue reading... ]