Fading Radiance

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic

Marina's existence revolved around life on the Radiance, a private space shuttle that transported dangerous weapons for the army. Her life is turned upside down when the crew is taken hostage by a band of raiders. Marina discovers the army is a pool of corruption, and contributed to the captivity of the crew. She decides she must rescue her crewmates and stop the army that is bent on her destruction before it's too late. Except for someone, it already is.

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Fading Radiance

Marina's existence revolved around life on the Radiance, a private space shuttle that transported dangerous weapons for the army. Her life is turned upside down when the crew is taken hostage by a band of raiders. Marina discovers the army is a pool of corruption, and contributed to the captivity of the crew. She decides she must rescue her crewmates and stop the army that is bent on her destruction before it's too late. Except for someone, it already is. Read Chapter

I rolled out from under the engine just as it began to start, parts whirring past where I had been hiding. The raider hadn’t appeared t... Read Chapter

The deeper I crept into the ship, the more my confidence faded. Where was everyone? Neither the crew or the raiders were in sight. Hesita... Read Chapter

I've been a busy bee. Here's yet another chapter today. Talon was a talker, and I really didn’t mind. I didn’t completely trust h... Read Chapter

Talon’s experience as a raider was definitely a plus. He’d been told where the cargo was headed—Aeriat, the capital of the twenty-p... Read Chapter

I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting to find. Maybe a fight being broken up by police? What I was not prepared to see was a famili... Read Chapter

Talon finally set me down, and we trudged slowly back to port. “We’ve got to find the rest of the crew.” My voice shook unnaturally... Read Chapter

The section of the ship I explored was where the records were kept. Records of who or what was onboard, maybe? In the army of file cabine... Read Chapter

Another particularly short chapter, but I had to cut it off so I could lead into Chapter 10! I spent a good hour working on the lock.... Read Chapter

Talon’s eyes met mine in a flash. He jumped away from the girl he’d been kissing. “Oh, god, not this again.” He muttered irritabl... Read Chapter

At some point, they’d figured out how to pilot the ship. “I see a planet in the distance. We’ll have to land there.” Halon decide... Read Chapter

Cotto and I held the button panels for dear life as Halon brought the ship down for a sharp landing. At least we were lucky enough that h... Read Chapter

“See, Marina, he remembers you!” Cotto beamed. Motor jumped up from his desk. Though his appearance didn’t seem to bother Cotto... Read Chapter

We’d ended up outside of the decorative patio. Waiters danced around us, mostly humanoid. Halon and I scanned the tables for any sign o... Read Chapter

I wouldn’t have nearly enough time to free her from her handcuffs, so instead I wrapped my arms around her. “I’m sorry!” “M... Read Chapter

Halon and the judge disappeared. I found a corner that was mostly out of sight and tucked myself into it. I buried my face in my arms and... Read Chapter

My mother’s aging face was smeared with paint. “Oh, Maria!” “Marina.” I corrected halfheartedly. “Yes, yes, of course... Read Chapter

Halon and I spent the night at one of the nicest hotels I’d ever seen. I had an entire room to myself, furnished beautifully. Everythin... Read Chapter

  I gave Piper my bed and slept on the surprisingly comfortable couch that had come with the room. Then again, most anywhere fel... Read Chapter

I usually listened to Halon. On a ship, you listened to the captain no matter what. Unless you were Cotto, of course, who did as she plea... Read Chapter

After a few more minutes of Liam begging me to stay, I finally left. “Why do you need to see that stuff?” Piper asked innocently.... Read Chapter