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Ravirn, Book 5
Ravirn is the best hacker around.
But when the system controlling the multiverse needs a massive reboot, Ravirn must utilize all of his skills as a mage and prevent complete chaos - even if it costs him his life.
might think you’d had practice seating a Fury.” She turned her gaze my way, her expression hardening. “Speaking of which, how is my sister, Tisiphone? I would consider it a matter of good faith for you to answer that question before I address yours.” “At this exact moment?” I shrugged and took my seat opposite Alecto. “Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe better, since you’ve known her longer. When last I saw her? That’s more complex.” I pictured the mix of hope and sorrow in her eyes at the
flat and the coldest I’d ever heard it. “What?” “I said, ‘Bullshit.’” Melchior glared up at me. “That’s guilt talking, not sense. Details mean everything. Shooting someone because you don’t like the color of their jacket is senseless murder. Shooting someone who’s about to kill you is self-defense. Shooting someone as part of an honest, trial-generated execution is justice.” “No matter how you slice it, somebody ends up dead and somebody else ends up a killer.” “Look, I don’t know
not-me know things only the real me ought to?” “Again, something we can talk about once your identity is verified. Oh, and by the way, you owe Fenris the contents of a complete butcher shop among other favors for help with yous numbers one through three, five, and nine. If he hadn’t been here then, I wouldn’t be now.” “The more I hear about this, the less happy I become, Mel. Can we get on with things so I can hear the whole story?” “All right, and let me say in advance that if you do
to forestall argument. “Not physically, perhaps, but magically, which is all that counts. When Shara chose to take Persephone’s place in Hades, she didn’t do it literally. She did it through the wonders of modern spellware by occupying the file space that bound Persephone to Hades. Each year for three months, Shara’s soul is trapped within the part of Necessity’s system that governs the placement of the goddess Persephone.” “Now Nemesis is doing much the same thing, occupying the file space of
good fight, has played with the tools of the virus writer, and I’m quite a bit closer to my black-hat roots than most who walk my side of the line. Once upon a time, I’d done a hell of a lot more than muck about with viral tools; I’d gone ahead and written my very own Fate-targeted doomsday virus designed to eat applications for breakfast, operating systems for lunch, and hardware for dinner. It was called E-bola, and I’d even had a sort of test run with the beta version in the Fate Core