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The Adventures Of Miss Ann Thrope

By Jhedron Luckspar

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An assassin travels through space and time to protect her family. This is a fast-paced and fun sci-fi novella, but the writing felt awkward.

Synopsis

A lethal assassin. Traveller in space and time.

They shouldn't have threatened her grandchildren.

Taught the Samurai sword art of Kenjutsu in 17th century Japan. Fighting with special forces in Vietnam. Miss Ann Thrope is the most dangerous of assassins.

Master of the space-time continuum, she travels covertly through the Universe performing her special arts.

As the Corporation's future leaders lie dying, the faceless CEO screams for vengeance.

When the contracts are sent out, it is the Assassin who is fighting for her survival.

"The Adventures of Miss Ann Thrope" by Jhedron Luckspar is a sci-fi novella. An assassin travels through space and time to protect her family. The story jumps quickly from setting to setting, creating an appropriate sense of urgency. The weaponry used by the assassin are futuristic and add a blast of steampunk aesthetic.


This book is fast-paced and fun, but the writing felt awkward to me. The emotional demonstrations were redundant. Some objects were overly described, while others lacked information that could have added clarity to confusing chapter breaks. The characters would have been more interesting if more detail was given. There was almost no dialogue, so that the characters seemed flat.

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Synopsis

A lethal assassin. Traveller in space and time.

They shouldn't have threatened her grandchildren.

Taught the Samurai sword art of Kenjutsu in 17th century Japan. Fighting with special forces in Vietnam. Miss Ann Thrope is the most dangerous of assassins.

Master of the space-time continuum, she travels covertly through the Universe performing her special arts.

As the Corporation's future leaders lie dying, the faceless CEO screams for vengeance.

When the contracts are sent out, it is the Assassin who is fighting for her survival.

Prologue

The sound of the explosion was deafening. A head that reminded her of red jelly appeared for a brief second, then vanished into scarlet mist. Miss Ann Thrope gently squeezed her trigger and another Mercenary evaporated. She never really understood the technical function of the futuristic weapons her friend from the future provided, just that they worked.

Whipping around with a lightning speed that belied her appearance, she casually erased three more. That’s how she saw this space pistol, or ray gun as she told it to her grandchildren at their bedtime stories, like an erasure, rubbing out a smudge on her beautiful pencil drawings. 

Racing ahead at breakneck speed she dived low under the incoming fire, and into a roll as her Eraser led before her, sending a volley of precision shots into the concealed hard-bitten Mercenaries trying to pin her down with their targeted bursts.

Silently Miss Thrope edged her way down the dimly lit metallic corridor. In this future age, in a distant galaxy, security was controlled by the Station, which was almost sentient. In this distant future every surface, space, temperature gradient, any physical parameter was controlled and monitored by the Station.

The only possible way to be covert was with the use of very special counter technology; physical hacking. She walked down the corridor with complete confidence of, in essence, being an invisible, undetectable, physical virus.

That was her first mistake.

The creature that sank its huge claws into her shoulder pulled her backwards. Also sentient, it paused just a little too long before sinking its scything jaws into its victim.

Having dropped her blaster, Miss Thrope was surviving purely on instinct. The long-bladed stiletto from her wrist sheath appeared in her hand, and she thrust it behind her, through the soft flesh below the monster’s jaw, aiming for its tongue. With a roar of pain, the great leviathan reared back, opening up her shoulder wound, and nearly tearing her other arm out of its socket. 

The smell of rotting flesh from the creature’s open maw nearly overpowered her. Its teeth were as long as her arm, and its slitted yellow eyes radiated venom. Ignoring the terrible pain in both shoulders she took an incendiary grenade from her harness, then activated it with her neural net. Her friend’s grenades were very sophisticated. She picked `bang,’ on a scale from one to ten, of two. With the beast’s next roar, she casually threw it down its throat. 

Should have picked one, she thought as she limped down the metal passageway, completely deafened, and covered in ribbons of stinking flesh.

About the author

Jhedron Luckspar lives in a small Cotswold village in England. He enjoys travel, playing saxophone in a band, and dining with friends. He is the author of three time travel adventure novels and a book of Science Fiction short stories. view profile

Published on June 29, 2017

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10000 words

Genre: Time Travel

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