The initial chapters of this new story have been sent to the Moderators for posting.
Amulets V opens with the Sergeant Major of the 46th Special Forces Company explaining to his Commander about the accident that killed Master Sergeant Barnett.
Meanwhile Mike Barnett is awakening in a grassy field, and it takes him a while to figure out what happened and where he is.
On setting out for Korat on foot, he soon discovers a young woman who he believes to be the victim of a separate accident. He is confused by her constant referral to the Amulets of Power, but eventually they set out together for the nearest village to find out where they are and eventually for Korat.
That night they stay at a Wat in the small village they come to and in the morning they find a ride on a buffalo cart going to Muak Lek - a large town.
That morning they had also learned from the Abbot of the Wat what it was the year 1855. They are shocked by this revelation, but don't discuss it until they are on the road and then only in English. Mike decides to load both pistols and their second cylinders in case of further trouble.
I'm sorry to have been away for so long, but medical problems starting the first of the year made it difficult to concentrate on writing for several months, and I am just now getting back to writing on a regular basis again.
Enjoy these two chapters, More next week.