By Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz
Their final worry got here real. after which issues received worse. Annja Creed jumps on the probability to hitch a fellow archaeologist on a quest to discover a relic. yet she's no longer so delighted approximately northern Siberia, the place they're hoping to find anything buried within the long-undisturbed soil of Russia's frozen terrain. once they achieve the city of Jakutsk, Annja is get rid of by means of its grey panorama and hugely superstitious population. They declare they're being hunted. Then one of many villagers is going lacking. The locals blame the Khosadam, a ghost of a fallen goddess acknowledged to ingest the souls of the departed. yet there are not any clean graves. She is now searching the residing. while Annja seeks to ruin the apparition, she discovers an excellent extra scary fact -- and should have hit a lifeless finish.
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For 4 weeks we needed to elude them and live to tell the tale on our personal in the midst of iciness. terrible chilly. Deep snows. And regularly, that they had canine. ” Gregor shook his head. “It was once a problem. ” “There’s an understatement,” Annja stated. “How did you do? ” Gregor shrugged. “I was once just one no longer captured. ” “Wow,” Bob acknowledged. “You by no means advised me that. ” “Was no longer important,” Gregor acknowledged. “Just one other adventure in existence. ” Annja watched him circulation deeper into the cave. “Real fascinating man you were given your self there, Bob. ” Bob shook his head. “Sometimes i believe like I don’t even understand him. ” Gregor led them down into the cave. Annja may perhaps listen the dripping of condensation greater up at the cave partitions. possibly there have been stalactites overhead. She couldn’t inform when you consider that Gregor had the one flashlight and he was once utilizing it to illuminate the floor. A misstep may suggest a damaged bone. And a potential viewers with Yuri and Oleg. As they moved deeper into the cave, Gregor pointed at locations at the floor. “It is softer the following. And there are depressions within the soil. ” “What does that suggest? ” Bob requested. Gregor regarded again. “We will not be the one ones to exploit this cave. ” “Is it Khosadam? ” Gregor shrugged. “I have no idea. there's water harm at the song and it really is difficult to consider the main points. ” Annja frowned. “Feel? ” “Yes. i will learn tracks with simply my arms. i don't have to see frequently. ” “Where did you study that? ” Gregor shrugged. “An American Indian. ” “In Russia? ” Gregor chuckled. “No. In Arizona. ” simply what the hell form of man is that this? Annja puzzled. A knowledgeable killer who may well tune at the hours of darkness and appear as nonchalant as ever. bizarre, she determined. certainly bizarre. nonetheless, she was once completely satisfied he used to be on their facet. a minimum of so far as she might inform. Gregor pointed sooner than them. “Do you spot it? ” Annja got here up subsequent to him after which Bob stood subsequent to her. “See what? ” he requested. “A fork. The cave branches into assorted instructions. ” Gregor sighed. “We may break up up. ” “No way,” Bob stated. “I’d a lot really that all of us caught jointly. It’s more secure that manner, besides. ” “We can disguise extra floor if we cut up up,” Gregor acknowledged. “And if we come across something, we will be able to consistently shout for support. ” Annja puzzled if she’d also be capable of pull her sword out within the cave. She didn’t imagine it should paintings. “I don’t comprehend. ” Bob sighed. “What do you're thinking that, Annja? ” “Well, Gregor’s correct that shall we disguise extra floor. yet in spite of this, if there’s anything in right here, am i actually loopy approximately confronting it on my own? No means. ” “You wouldn’t be alone,” acknowledged Gregor. “I wouldn’t? ” Annja requested. “No. Bob will be with you. ” “And you’re starting up? fats probability of that. ” Annja glanced at Bob. “No offense, outdated good friend, yet Gregor the following turns out a piece more proficient at dealing with adversity than you do. ” “No offense taken,” Bob stated. “I’d quite have Gregor the following, too. ” The Russian sighed. “All correct. If that's what you will want. you're the boss. and that i be just right for you. ” “Thankfully,” Bob acknowledged. “We may still proceed on,” Gregor acknowledged. “We simply have to choose a course. ” He smiled. “Annja, do you want to make the choice?