Tally ho! Watch the blue skies!
Extract ‘The Call of the Thunder Dragon’
Bargain Book Deal 2015
They burst out of the cloud as if surfacing from under an ocean of grey treacle. The cloud below them seemed to move as a body of liquid, trails swirling and sinking back into the mass of wet rain. The wind was sharper; the water on the surfaces of the wings froze over. The wires and cables bracing the floats and wings started to grow a white layer of frost. Five thousand feet, Falstaff tried to move his shoulders and flex his neck. The layer of ice that had grown around his helmet and scarf broke, cracking as his flexed his shoulders.
“Christ it’s cold! If you see any brass monkeys, let me know!” Falstaff flexed his muscles and started gently moving the control surfaces. Checking their…
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