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    Stolen – Lucy Christopher

    “You saw me before I saw you. In the airport, that day in August, you had that look in your eyes, as though you wanted something from me, as though you’d wanted it for a long time. No one had ever looked at me like that before, with that kind of intensity. It unsettled me, surprised me I guess.” Arguing with your parents in an airport in Bangkok during the summer holidays; normal. Talking to a random guy in a coffee shop in that same airport; normal. That guy dropping something in your coffee and taking you away from the airport; not normal. Gemma was confused, taken from everything she…

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    The Oathbreaker’s Shadow – Amy McCulloch

    “Raim sat in the crook of an old, cracked tree, one leg dangling in the breeze, his head leaning back against the trunk. Long, needle-like leaves shaded him from the oppressive hear and hid him from the view of his grandfather, in case he was looking to assign Raim yet another chore. He just wanted a moment to himself. From his vantage point he could see his clan’s settlement of yurts, dome-like tents that made up his home, and watched as smoke lifted lazily out of the circular holes in the centre of the roofs.” Raim and his family live within the Moloti tribe. Everyone in their world have a…