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The Gratification Engine

An "Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom" Story

by MeiLin Miranda


Published at Smashwords by Sans-Culotte Press


"The Gratification Engine: An 'Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom' Story" is copyright 2011 by Lynn Siprelle writing as MeiLin Miranda and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Feel free to redistribute this ebook, as long as you don't charge for it or change it in any way. If you've gotten it for free and enjoy it, please consider purchasing a copy. Thank you for supporting the author’s work.


This is a work of fiction. All characters and events in this book are fictitious. All resemblance to persons living or dead is strictly coincidental.



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Other stories in this series:

"Lovers and Beloveds: An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom Book One" (novel)

"Accounts" (collection of short stories)


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Some time in Fall's Ending, 989 KY

Tremont City, the Greater Kingdom of Tremont and Litta


Postulant Scholar Jep Burrman loved the tang of the Magisterium laboratories: machine oil, leather and hot, polished metal. Comfortable, familiar. Unlike the fumes of chlorinated potash the Sisters of Venna used to scrub every surface here in the Healer's House--probably including themselves, he thought. But in the temporary workroom the three visiting Scholars of Eddin had set up in the Healer's House basement, the humid air smelled of home, not disinfectant.

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