The Book of Rahl – Chapter 35

The Book of Rahl – Chapter 35   “YOU WHAT!?!?!?”             I winced slightly at Lord Hethrir’s outburst – so loud was it that I was sure that I heard echoes if it bouncing about the halls of the Emperor’s Retreat – a suspicion that was confirmed when a stormtrooper peeked around the corner to make sure I wasn’t throttling one of Palpatine’s chief lieutenants.             “I said,” repeating myself as softly and calmly as I could, “that we’ve abandoned our position on Talus.”             I could see the older man across the desk from me vibrating with rage under his robes of office, but when he spoke his voice came across deadly calm.             “That, Captain, is not your decision to make…you are employees…I am your employer. ...