By Alan Dean Foster
Alan Dean Foster is the acclaimed writer of motion picture tie-ins for Star Wars, Alien, Transformers. He was once provided the IAMTW Grand grasp Scribe Award in 2008. A best-selling science-fiction and delusion writer in his personal correct; the preferred Pip and Flinx novels and the Founding of the Commonwealth sequence.
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Consider yourself lucky. ’ Cassie took a breath, absorbing the news. Not drugs, then. Not poison. Maybe something that could help her … ‘So I can do this instead? ’ Her eyes lit as relief swept through her. ‘No,’ Sir Alric said abruptly. ‘This is a one-off. What you saw in the case is all that exists. There is no question of you having it all. You will learn to feed. ’ The despair returned in double measure, her brief new hopes crushed. Taking advantage of her stunned silence, Sir Alric stood up.
Cassie giggled. ‘We all have our problems. ’ Isabella sighed. ‘I’m not sure which is worse …’ CHAPTER FIVE Cassie remembered all too clearly the way she’d felt at the beginning of last term, the fish-out-of-water awfulness of it. She must have looked a bit like a fish, too, if the handful of new students were anything to go by – all wide eyes and gaping mouths. She smothered a smile, feeling sorry for them, but a little superior too. She wasn’t the hopeless newbie any more: it was almost as if she belonged here.
She gazed at him awestruck as he passed her books into her arms, and finally Cassie caught sight of his face. Foppishly handsome, with a dazzling grin. Richard Halton-Jones. Cassie felt cold. Obviously he hadn’t changed: still an incorrigible flirt. Show him someone – anyone – that walked upright on two legs and he just couldn’t help himself. She’d once thought it was endearing; now the memory of their last encounter felt like a punch in the stomach. She’d liked him, trusted him, even started to believe that he was interested in her too, and look where that had got her.
Alien: The Official Movie Novelization (Alien Series, Book 1) by Alan Dean Foster