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Christine Feehan - Drake Sisters…

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简介:本文档为《Christine Feehan - Drake Sisters 03 - Oceans Of Firepdf》,可适用于高等教育领域,主题内容包含OceansofFireMagicSistersBookByChristineFeehanJOVEBOOKSNEWYORKTHEBERKLEYPUB符等。

OceansofFireMagicSistersBookByChristineFeehanJOVEBOOKSNEWYORKTHEBERKLEYPUBLISHINGGROUPPublishedbythePenguinGroupPenguinGroup(USA)IncHudsonStreetNewYorkNewYorkUSAPenguinGroup(Canada)AlcornAvenueTorontoOntarioMVBCanada(adivisionofPearsonPenguinCanadaInc)PenguinBooksLtdStrandLondonWCRORLEnglandPenguinGroupIrelandStStephen’sGreenDublinIreland(adivisionofPenguinBooksLtd)PenguinGroup(Australia)CamberwellRoadCamberwellVictoriaAustralia(adivisionofPearsonAustraliaGroupPtyLtd)PenguinBooksIndiaPvtLtdCommunityCentrePanchsheelParkNewDelhiIndiaPenguinGroup(NZ)CnrAirborneandRosedaleRoadsAlbanyAucklandNewZealand(adivisionofPearsonNewZealandLtd)PenguinBooks(SouthAfrica)(Pty)LtdSturdeeAvenueRosebankJohannesburgSouthAfricaPenguinBooksLtdRegisteredOffices:StrandLondonWCRORLEnglandThisisaworkoffictionNames,characters,places,andincidentseitheraretheproductoftheauthor’simaginationorareusedfictitiously,andanyresemblancetoactualpersons,livingordead,businessestablishments,events,orlocalesisentirelycoincidentalOCEANSOFFIREAJoveBookpublishedbyarrangementwiththeauthorPRINTINGHISTORYJovemassmarketeditionJuneCopyrightbyChristineFeehanCoverdesignbyLesleyWorrellCoverillustrationbyDanielO’LearyBookdesignbyKristindelRosarioISBN:XJOVEJoveBooksarepublishedbyTheBerkleyPublishingGroup,adivisionofPenguinGroup(USA)Inc,HudsonStreetNewYork,NewYorkJOVEaaregisteredtrademarkofPenguinGroup(USA)IncThe"J"designisatrademarkbelongingtoPenguinGroup(USA)IncPRINTEDINTHEUNITEDSTATESOFAMERICAThisbookwaswrittenwithloveforCarolAnneCarter,whoinspiredmesomanytimesKathiFirzlaff,wholovesCreativeMemoriesandSheilaClover,whoknowswhatmagicisallaboutAcknowledgmentsSomuchresearchwasdoneonthisbook,butonepersoninparticularaidedmetremendously:MikeHiggins,oneoftheBadBoysofBASK(BayAreaSeaKayakers),atitleearnedbygettingintotroubleonthewatertoomanytimesMikewaskindenoughtoanswerallmyquestions,openhisjournalstome,andsharehisphotographsoftherocksandcavesalongthecoastHetooktheparticularjourneyAbigailandAleksandrdidandevenfoundmetheperfectcove!IgreatlyappreciatehishelpThankstotheownerandthemanagerofCasparInn,whosograciouslyallowedmetousetheirwonderfulbarinmynovelIlovethemusicandtheatmosphere!Andformyson,Brian,whospentmanyhourswithmetalkingoveractionsceneseveninthemiddleofthenightwhenhewantedtosleep!Besuretogotohttp:wwwchristinefeehancommemberstosignupforherPRIVATEbookannouncementlistandgetaFREEEXCLUSIVEChristineFeehananimatedscreensaverPleasefeelfreetoemailheratChristinechristinefeehancomShewouldlovetohearfromyouThesethingssaysheWhoholdsthegiftsofthesevenWhowalksattwilightHoldingthesevengoldenlampsSevensistersintertwinedControllingelementsofair,landandseaCannotcontrolthefatetheyfleeOnebyone,oldesttolast,destinyshallclaimthemWhenthelockedgateswingsopeninwelcomeThefirstshallfindtrueloveAsthesistersstandinwonderAtwhatdestinyhasdoneWithineachsister’sheartnowbeatspassionWhileloveturnsasakeyBythetimetheyearisendedEachwillfollowtheeRememberthereforefromwhenceyoucameKnowingthatintheenditistheseventhThatwillrenewthelineagainSevendaughtersofaseventhdaughterEachgiftedeachgivingeachtiedtooneanotherForthosewhohaveearsletthemhearForthosewhohaveeyesletthemseeForallthatIhavesaidshallcometobeTotheeldestisgiftedagility,graceAndtheknowledgetoseewhatfuturewefaceSecondinlinespeakspeacewithawordWhilethethirdcallstruthfromtheunspokenwordNextcomesthehealerwithhandsthatcanfindThatwhichisdeadlyandmakeitunbindThefifthharnesseselementsofair,windandseaAsthesixthsistersingsaspellovertheeLastofthesevenyoungestofallPossessesthegreatestgiftofthemallToherfallsthebearingofchildrentobeSothatthelinewillcontinueandforevermorebeEachgifthasachallengewhichmustbeovercomeThesevenfreesistersmustactnowasoneWithgraceandagilitycomesgreatbodilyfatigueWhilespeakingpeaceraisesireandcontinualneedThecallingfortruthfromtheunspokenwordGiveswaytoillusionfornaughthasbeenheardShewhosehandscanundodeathforanotherWilltakeontheillnessandhopetorecoverTheharnessingofwindtidesandseaGiveswayfortheunknowntobeAsthespellsingersingscastingherspellOnemisspokenwordandall’stonoavailFortheseventhchildoftheseventhdaughterNewcorridorsopenholdingillusion,powerButwhichpathtotakeandwheredoesitleadChoicestomakewhileeachplantsaseedThesethingsIhavespokensoharkenyewellForlivesyouarechangingwitheachcastingofspellButknowinyourheartwhenyoumustturnawayForsomewillbelostasitisdestiny’swayYoursisalegacynoteasilyborneSobewareofthepitfallsandcarefulofthornsThegiftstheyaremanyBornfromthepastSurvivingtheyearsforthefuturetolastFrommothertodaughtersAndbackthroughthelineThegiftsthatyoucarryalwayswillbindProphecywrittenbyAnitaToste,eleventhdaughterintheinfamousandmagicalKingfamily,intheyearbeforethegreatwarsbetweenMagickandScienceChapterBrightcolorsorange,pink,andredstreakedacrossthesky,turningtheoceanintoalivingflameasthesunsetlowovertheseaTwentyfeetbelowthesurfaceofthewater,AbigailDrakestilled,mesmerizedbythesudden,rarebeautyoffirepouringintothesealikemoltenlavaThedolphinsswimminginlazycirclesaroundhertookonacompletelydifferentappearanceasthebandsoforangeshimmeredthroughthewater,castingshadowseverywhereShewassuddenly,acutelyawareofnightfallingandthatjustafewfeetaway,murkydarknesscouldsoeasilyhidedangerSheknewbetterthantodivealoneItwasoneofthestupidestthingsshe’deverdone,butshehadn’tbeenabletoresistwhenthedayhadbeensoperfectandshe’dspottedthewilddolphinsandknewthey’dcomelookingforherSeaHavenonthenorthernCaliforniacoastwasherhometownAbigailwasoneofsevensistersborntotheseventhdaughterofthemagicalDrakefamily,eachgiftedwithuniquetalentsTheDrakesisterswerewellknowninSeaHaven,protected,cherishedeven,anditwastheoneplacetheycouldrelaxandbethemselvesExceptAbigailOnlyhere,inthesea,wasshetrulyatpeaceThenorthernCaliforniacoastwasalsohometoseveralspeciesofdolphinandsheknewmostofthem,notonlybysight,butalsobytheirsignaturewhistlesAsignaturewhistlewasasgoodasanameandmostresearchersagreedthatdolphinsusedeachother’snamewhencommunicatingThisparticulargroupofdolphinshadasignaturewhistleforAbigailandshe’dheardthemcallingtoherasshestoodonthecaptain’swalkofherfamilyhomeShe’dbeenawayformonthsresearchinginotheroceansfaraway,yetwhenshereturned,thedolphinswelcomedherhomejustlikealwaysAfewyearsearliershe’dworkedwiththisparticulargroupofdolphinswhileearningherPhD,catalogingthem,eachcontact,everysighting,payingspecialattentiontocommunicationShewasintriguedbytheirlanguageandwantedtobeabletounderstandthemShe’dworkedwithtwoofthemalesonunderstandingsomesignlanguageOvertheyears,eachtimeshecamehome,shevisitedwiththem,maintainingarelationshipAlthoughnoneofhersistershadbeenavailabletodivewithher,thecallof"her"dolphinshadbeenirresistibleandshe’dtakenoutherboattojointhemFederallawrequiredaspecialpermittoswimwithwilddolphinsintheUnitedStatesandAbigailhadbeenfortunateenoughtobegrantedpermissionforherresearchofftheCaliforniacoastasecondtime,butshewascarefultokeepalowprofile,notwantingtodrawattentiontothepresenceofthedolphinsTheycouldtravelfiftymileseasilyandweredifficulttotrackonadailybasis,butthisgroup,aswellasmanyothers,oftencalledtoherusingthesamewhistleItwasveryunusualtohavethedolphinsidentifyherandgiveheranameandshewasparticularlypleasedthattheyknewshewasbackafterherlongabsenceAbigailrolledoverandswambellytobellywithKiwi,alargeadultmalewhohadformedatightbondwithBoscoe,anothermaleThetwomalesnormallyswaminsynchronization,theirmovementsanastonishingunderwaterballetBoscoecurvedhisbodyintheexactmotionatpreciselythesametimeasKiwiandswamclosetoAbigailasthethreeofthemmadealazylooptogetherwhileseveralotherdolphinsdancedinalongcurvingcircleasiftheyhadchoreographedeverymoveaheadoftimeDancingwithdolphinswasexhilaratingAbigailstudied,photographed,andrecordeddolphins,buttonightshewassimplyenjoyingthemHerequipment,alwayswithher,wasnearlyforgottenastheyperformedthestrange,intriguingballetforthenextfortyminutesAtfirsttheredofthesinkingsunspotlightedtheminafierygold,butasduskfellandthenightdarkened,itwasmuchtoodifficulttocontinue,muchasshewantedtostayReluctantly,AbigailpointedtothesurfaceandshiftedpositiontobeginherascentThedolphinsswamaroundherinloosecircles,theirbodiesflexible,unimpededbytheirheavymusclesandenormousstrengthItwassurprisinghowthedolphinscouldrocketthroughthewater,divingasdeepastheydidandusingsolittleoxygenAbigailfoundthemfascinatingShesurfaced,pushinghermaskontopofherheadandlyingbacktofloatasshestaredupatthebigroundballintheskyHersoftlaughterechoedacrossthewaterWaveslappedatherbodyandsplashedoverherfaceSheallowedherlegstogentlysinksoshecouldtreadwaterasshestaredinaweatthewhitecaps,turnedintosparklingjewelsbythebrillianceofthefullmoonBesideher,abottlenosedolphinsurfaced,circlingherinagracefulloopThedolphinshookitsheadfromsidetoside,emittingaseriesofsqueaksandclicksShestruckoutforherboat,alazycrawl,whistlingtothedolphinsintheshort,chirpygoodbyeshealwaysusedIttookonlyafewminutestostowhercameraandrecorderbeforeclimbinginShivering,sheagainglancedatherwatchHersisterswouldbeveryworriedandshewasinforalecturesheknewshedeservedThedolphinspokedtheirheadsoutofthewater,grinningather,roundblackeyesshiningwithintelligence"I’mgoingtogetinbigtroublethankstoyoutwo,"shetoldthemalesTheyshooktheirheadsatherinperfectsynchronizationanddovetogether,disappearingbeneaththesurfaceonlytocomeupontheothersideofherboat,whistlingandsquawkingatherAbigailshookherheadjustasfirmly"No!It’sdarkoritwouldbeifthemoonweren’tsofullYoutwoarereallytryingtogetmeoneofSarah’slecturesWhenshestarts,therestofuscringe"Whileshehadeverythingfreshinhermind,shesankdownontothecushionedseatandhastilyscribblednotesonherobservationsSherecordedeverythingtolookatlater,butshealwaysdictatedwhileshewasdrivingtheboatafterfirstjottingdowndetailsofsightingsandanyidentifyingmarksofnewdolphinsintheareaItwasimportanttoherstudytogetDNAsamplestotestforpesticidesandanyothermanmadetoxinsinthedolphins’systemsaswellasforcommunicablediseasesand,ofcourse,familytiesBoscoewhistled,adistinctnotethatmadehersmileAbigailleanedoverthesideoftheboat"Thanksforgivingmeaname,boys,butitisn’tenoughtomakemeriskaSarahlectureI’llseeyoutomorrowifyouhaven’ttakenoff"She’dletthetimegetawayfromhersothatdarknesshadreallyfallenasshewroteouthernotesShewasstillagooddistancefromhomeandsheheavedasigh,knowingshewouldn’tgetawayunscathedthistimeSarah,heroldestsister,wascertaintobewaiting,tappingherfoot,handsonhipsTheimagemadehersmileThemoonspilledbrightlyontothewater,formingmysticalfantasypoolsofliquidsilveronthesurfaceSmallwhitecapsglistenedacrosstheseaasfarasshecouldsee,addingtothebeautySheturnedherfaceuptofeeltheslightbreezeasshestartedtheengineandbegantomakeherwaybacktothesmallharborwhereshekeptherboatShe’dgoneseveralmilesouttoseatojointhedolphinsandshewasgratefulforthemoonasshepickedupspeedtoreachthecoastlineBoscoeandKiwiracedalongbesideher,zoomingthroughthewaterlikerocketsandleapingplayfully"Showoffs,"shecalled,laughingTheiracrobaticsdelightedherandtheyfollowedherrightthroughthenarrowsbeneaththebridgeintotheharborWithoutwarning,thetwomaledolphinsraceddirectlyinfrontofherboat,crisscrossingsocloseshethrottleddown,shockedbytheirbehaviorandterrifiedforthemTheycontinuedtorepeatthemaneuver,overandoveruntilshehadnochoicebuttohaltherboatjustinsidetheharbor,thewharfinsight"Kiwi!Boscoe!WhatareyoudoingYou’regoingtogethurt!"Abigail’sheartleapttoherthroatThedolphinsoftenrodethebowoftheboat,leapingandperforminginthecurrent,butthey’dneverrepeatedlycrossedsocloseinfrontoftheboatThelargemaleskeptsurfacing,sidebyside,standingontheirtailsandchatteringatherShehadnorecoursebuttostoptheenginecompletelyanddriftintheseatokeepthemfrominjuryHere,theswellswerelarger,sotheboatwastossedabitbytheheavierwavesatthemouthoftheharborThemomenttheenginewasquiet,KiwiandBoscoereturnedtothesideoftheboat,spittingwateratherfromthesidesoftheirmouthsandshakingtheirheadsvigorouslyasiftotellhersomethingSeveralotherdolphinspokedtheirheadsoutofthewater,spyhoppingastheylookedtowardthewharfSheknewspyhoppingwasacommonpracticedolphinsandwhalesusedtoviewtheworldoutsideoftheirwaterenvironmentbysimplystickingtheirheadshighintheairabovethesurfaceTheyseemedtobelookingforsomethingoutsidethewaterAbigailsatstillforamoment,baffledbytheirunusualbehaviorShe’dneverseeneithermaledolphinactinsuchawayTheywerehighlyagitatedDolphinswereenormouslystrongandfastandcouldbedangerous,andbottlenosemalessometimesformedcoalitionswithothermalesandherdedalonefemaleuntiltheycapturedherSurelytheyweren’tdoingsuchathingwithherHadtheyformedacoalitionwiththerestofthemalegroupstokeepherfromtheharborSheglancedfromthemtoshoreThemoonspilledlightacrossthedarkwatersandthewoodenboardsthatranoutoverthewaterBuildingsroseup,tworestaurantswithglassfacingthesea,illuminatedbythemoonlight,butthebusinesseswereclosedandtheharborwasdevoidofthebustleofactivitythattookplaceduringthedayHerboatrosewiththewavesandsliddeeperintothecalmerwatersoftheharboritselfSoundsdriftedacrossthebay,voices,mutedatfirstthenrisingasifinangerAbigailimmediatelyscoopedupherbinocularsandfocusedherattentiononthewharfApartyfishingboatwastiedupasusualbesidetherestaurantJustbeyondthewharfwasasecondpierinfrontofametalbusinessbuildingAfishingboatwasmooredthere,whichwashighlyunusualThefishingboatsusedtheothersideoftheharborandshe’dneverseenonetiedupclosetothebusinessesAsmallspeedboat,aZodiac,enginehummingsoftly,wasmooredbesidethefishingboatShecouldmakeoutatleastthreemeninthespeedboatOne,wearingaplaidshirt,hadhisarmextendedand,lookingclosely,AbigailsuddenlyfearedheheldagunAsecondmanstoodupTheactionputhimdirectlyinthemoonlightItspilledacrosshim,revealinghissaltandpepperhair,navyshirt,andtheguninhishandBothgunswerepointedatathirdman,whowassittingWhitetendrilsoffoghadbeguntofloatfromtheseatowardshore,formingghostlyfingers,obscuringhervisionevenasherboatdriftedclosertothewharfSheblewsoftlyintotheair,raisedherarmsslightlytobringthewindItrushedpasther,takingthestreamersofgraymistwithit,clearingthewayacrosstheexpanseofwaterSomeonespokeharshlyinwhatsoundedtoherlikeRussianThemansittingrepliedinEnglish,buttheoceanboomedagainstthepierasherboatdriftedevencloserandshecouldn’thearthewordsAbigailheldherbreathastheseatedmanlaunchedhimselfattheoneintheplaidshirtThemaninthenavyshirtpickedupalifejacket,helditoverthemuzzleofthegun,andpresseditagainstthebackofthevictim’sheadashestruggleddesperatelyforpossessionoftheothergun"Shoothimnow,Chernyshev!Shoothimnow!"Thevoicecarriedclearly,thickwithaRussianaccentSheheardthemuffledexplosion,apop,pop,popthatAbigailknewwouldforeverhauntherThevictim’sbodyslowlycrumpledandfelltothebottomoftheboatThefishingboatnexttothepiermovedslightlyandbothmenturnedtheirheads,oneshoutinganorderGasping,sherealizedthedistinctivelymarkedfishingboatwasonesherecognizedGeneDockinsandthreeofhissonsranafishingbusinessoutofNoyoHarborThefamilylivedinSeaHavenandwaswelllikedToherhorrorshesawGeneslowlyrisefromwherehe’dbeencrouchinginthebottomofhisboatHishandswereraisedinsurrenderHewasalargebearofamanwithwide,stoopedshouldersandashockofgrayhairthatfelltohisearsinashaggybowl,wildanduntamedliketheseagoingmanhewasHerbreathcaughtinherthroatandherheartbegantopoundThemangesturedwithhisgunforGenetoclimboutofhisboatThefishermanwenttotheladder,paused,thendoveintotheseajustasthegunswentoffAbigailknew,bythewayhisbodyjerkedashefell,thatGenewashit,butshecouldseehisarmsmoveashehitthewaterandwentunderHewasdefinitelystillaliveThetwogunmencursedandbeganshootingintothedarkenedwaters,spittingthebulletsthroughlifejacketsinanattempttomufflethesoundAbigailgaveBoscoe’ssignaturewhistle,throwingherarmforwardinacommand,hopingthedolphinwouldobeyThoughsheonlyhadasmallabilityfortelepathywithhersisters,shehadamuchstrongerconnectiontothedolphinsandtheyofteneitherunderstoodoranticipatedwhatshewantedBoscoetookofflikearocket,headingforthepierinstantlyanderuptingwithseveralsqueaksandwhist

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