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book 8, desert


book 8, desert, book cover

Alice and some of her team return to Otaon.

This is a dark chapter too. Though, once Alice returns to Al-Wali, she can focus – for a while.

‘Why are people unhappy?’
‘Maybe they become too accustomed to canned emotions.’
‘What?’
‘A movie is a can of emotions. You watch a movie and run through a whole range of joy, fear, bumblebees, anxiety and so on. And usually you can predict the outcome. And there’s a solution after thirty, forty-five or ninety minutes, not like in life where things take years. In life everything is different, a lot slower, more unpredictable and a lot less compressed.’

book 8, desert


CONTENTS


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Flight to Sitseaf
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The palace
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The ultimatum
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The ceremony
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Al-Wali
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Sorting
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A gift and an offer
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The outsider
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A night in the desert
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Grilling
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Back at the palace
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The trance
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Teams
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A detour
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A surprise
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