Rohan Quine, “The Platinum Raven” – chapter 23 “The point of silver in the dawn” – second sample – video
The canyon below the tower lies in rocky shadow still.
Beyond it, the width of the desert spreads in subtle shades of brown and black enormity.
Beyond that, the city grid of Dubai is waking, its coloured points twinkling in the dying night.
And high above that circuit-board, one single structure is tall enough for its pinnacle to be caught by the rays spilling across the desert from behind the mountains in the east: a skyscraper’s point like no other in the world, shining silver and alone where the sky grows pale. It’s an elegantly complex, telescoping spike, of a stunning, otherworldly fabulosity—its beauty cool, mineral and icy in the sharp-edged light of the dawn.
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