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Kidnapping Keela

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Titel

Copyright

Note from the author

Glossary

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Epilogue

Kidnapping Keela

Lords of Arr'Carthian Book 1

by Cathy McAllister

Science Fiction Romance

Kidnapping Keela

Cathy McAllister

English Edition 2014

German Edition 2013

copyright © 2013/2014 by Cathy McAllister

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Translation: Louise Sweeney

© Cover Art by jdesign.at

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Note from the author

Dear Readers,

‘Kidnapping Keela’ is a Sci-Fi Romance and you will therefore come across unusual names, unknown races and planets, as well as things that I have simply invented.

To make it easier for my readers, here is a short glossary, in alphabetical order, to help you.

‘Kidnapping Keela’ is the first in my new series, so do not be concerned if not everything is fully explained, as some things will not be further developed or solved until the later books.
 

I now wish you much enjoyment and hope that ‘Kidnapping Keela’ will give you a several hours of reading pleasure.

Cathy McAllister

Characters in this book

Abziarr

King of the house of Arr'Verkuzzi – shoulder-length black hair, brown eyes
 

Alic

Younger brother of Abziarr
 

Amano

Captain of the Carthians and Marruk‘s Cousin – Latino-Type, long black hair, brown eyes

Amber

Keela’s friend – brown hair, brown eyes – nurse

Ayakala

Fellow prisoner on Xevus3

Bajaja

The Carthian magician

Balda

Carthian warrior

Bebenile

Fellow prisoner on Xevus3

Berka

Marruk‘s Bruder – long, blond hair, turquoise-coloured eyes

Bobus

Auctioneer at the slave market in Betzlawk

Ceyla

Intelligent computer system in the Arr'Carthian palace

Charly

Keela’s friend – red hair, green eyes, freckles – computer programmer

Dunba

Carthian warrior

Ellyod Allegrass

Notorious space pirate

Jeffe

Carthian warrior

Jukuzala

Ayakala’s daughter

Jusabor

Carthian warrior

Keela

Main protagonist – light blond hair, green eyes – survival trainer

Kemal

Carthian warrior

Kerretin

Carthian warrior

Knirrgn Arghagn

Ormka warrior

Kolisz

Navigator on the
Cordelia

Kordan

Carthian General and Marruk’s cousin – short blond hair, icey blue eyes, two meters twenty tall
 

Kovin

Guard at the slave compound on Xevus3

Lamick

Master of security at the Arr'Carthian palace

Lamiha

Carthian warrior

Lomkas

Abziarr’s close confidant

Lory

Keela’s friend – black hair, blue eyes –
 

FBI-agent

Lurruk

Carthian warrior

Luvoka

Officer on the
Cordelia

Maara

Intelligent computer system in the Verkuzzi castle– sensitive and a little moody
 

Malaka

Guard in Marruk‘s castle

Mangan

Guard in Marruk’s castle and spy for Abziarr

Marruk

Main protagonist – long, brown hair, turqoise-coloured eyes – Heir to the throne in the House of
 
Arr'Carthian

Marsael

Abziarr’s magician

Moreena

Queen of the House of Arr'Carthian

Morika

Marruk‘s first mate (deceased)

Mortociar

King of the House of Arr'Carthian

Niminita

Ayakala’s daughter

Olchak

Kolisz‘ son

Polchin ab'n Kuzarr

The man who bought Keela, Amber and Solima and right-hand man of the space pirate Ellyod Allegrass

Quartar

Carthian warrior

Solima

Marruk’s daughter – long, black plaits, turqoise-coloured eyes – ten years old

Trinko

Carthian warrior

Ulhgrang ign Ifzarghn

King of the Ormkas

Races

Carthians

The race of the main character, Marruk
 
– royal lineage of the Arr'Carthian – cheetah shifters – lives to the south of the Jade Mountains

Mesuthoms

Morika’s race – Royal lineage of the Arr'Lothian – Wolf shifters – lives to the east of the Carthians

Moliws

A race living in seclusion – royal lineage of the Arr'Dragon – dragon shifters – lives to the west of the Carthians in the Mountain of Wisdom

Ormkas

Giant species from the planet Kergnirr9 – mainly pirates, slave traders, weapons dealers or drugdealers

Spurk

A humanoid race dwelling on Xevus3, but who originated on a planet that was destroyed several hundred years ago
 

Verkuzzi

The race of Abziarr – Royal lineage of the Arr'Verkuzzi – tiger shifters – lives to the north of the Jade Mountains

Further key words

Arr'Carthian

Royal lineage of the Carthians

Arr'Verkuzzi

Royal lineage of the Verkuzzi

Betzlawk

Capital city of
 
Xevus3

Black Guards

Clothes maker

Police unit of the United Galactic Federation. They control all main trading towns and space ports on the planets in the Federation.

A machine that automatically produces and fits clothing
.

Cordelia

Desert koloch

The Carthian space ship

Small lizard-like species on the desert planet Xevus3

Federation Time

7067 years ago the planets in the United Galactic Federation agreed upon a common division of time, as follows:

The Federation year has 11 months, each with 34 days.

1st Month – Dezeno

2nd Month – Farris

3rd Month – Kindur

4th Month – Jakus

5th Month – Manao

6th Month – Ferras

7th Month – Lumino

8th Month – Gablas

9th Month – Kunes

10th Month – Jenebe

11th Month – Finales

One day consists of 25 standard hours

A standard hour consists of 50 minutes

A standard minute consists of 50 seconds

Glider

The mode of transport on the planet Karrx7 is about as wide as a jeep but twice as long. The vehicle looks like a sledge with a glass roof and has three rows of seats and a large luggage compartment at the back. It can be driven hovering above the ground or flown high in the air.

Jade Mountains

A mountain range lying between the Carthian and the Verkuzzi regions.

Karrx7

Home planet of Marruk. A planet, that is largely wooded with several big mountains and lakes. A third of its surface is made up of the sea.
 

Kondorr

Marruk‘s pergamo

Luvr6 Moon

A moon on which shady characters spend time. A place for all possible types of
 
illegal businesses and pleasures.
 

Mananao7

A planet in the Y-Quadrant – seat of the High Council of the United Galactic Federation

Medical unit

A small room containing a regeneration bed. In
 

the medical unit all illnesses and injuries can be automatically recognised through scanning and they can also be treated. The medical unit contains various independantly functioning machines, lasers and monitors to watch over,
 
operate on and treat the patients.

Pergamo

Animal similar to a horse with a horn on its forehead that changes in colour according to its mood.
 

Poku

Carthian ball game, similar to football.

Rennmokus

A fast animal on Karrx7 – round, furry body with six legs – long, bald neck and bald head.

Shanika

Snail-like animal on
 
Karrx7

Sillinge

Long, small fish – prefers shallow streams
 
– yellow meat, high in protein and low in fat.
 

Tajaka

Refreshing drink containing wine and various fruit juices

Trommy

Solima‘s pergamo

Uluah2

Home planet of Ayakala, Jukuzala, Niminita and Bebenile

United Galactic Federation

Union of
 
planets – seat of the High Council situated on the planet of Mananao7

Wakazabu

Card game played with high stakes

Xevus3

Desert planet in the Kanavirius System

Chapter 1

Somewhere in Montana, USA

15
th
May 2027

Keela pushed back against the trunk of the huge oak tree behind her. She took a tighter grip on the hunting knife that her dad had given her for her twelfth birthday. It was a good blade but it was going to be impossible to kill all of these creatures with it. She may manage to kill one of them but there were definitely far too many. She could not believe that she had not brought her gun. It would have certainly helped in this wretched situation rather than uselessly lying around in her cabin. But what was the point of beating herself up over her lack of fore-thought? She could not change things now. If there was one thing that she had learnt in life, it was that you cannot correct all of your mistakes. And the way things were looking this was going to be the last mistake that she ever made in her life.
 

“Go away! You wretched beasts! One of you is going to die before I do, be
very
sure about that. You disgusting creatures! Down! Go away.”

The beasts growled threateningly. The sound went right through Keela. The hair at the back of her neck stood on end and her breathing came heavily and irregularly.
It was her anger that stopped her from collapsing. Even if she had no chance, she was not going to go down without a fight.

“Yes, that’s right! I’m really angry that you’ve ruined my evening and when I’m angry I can be
very
unpleasant. So, do yourselves a favour and go away! GET
 
LOST!”

The four pairs of yellow eyes staring at her through the dusky light of twilight seemed to be unimpressed with her little burst of outrage. She heard growling again and the beast to the left of Keela was baring its long, yellow teeth. The beast’s mangy fur was standing on end and it had assumed a crouching position, lying in wait. Keela had already worked out that this must be the leader. If this beast attacked, then his companions would follow. She thought she could actually smell the beasts’ anticipation. She could not see a lot in the twilight, but she was certain that saliva was already dripping from their jaws.

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