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Service’s Code Novel

Service's Code light novel Service’s Code is an urban-fantasy graphic novel. It alternates 20 regular chapters to Intermission Codes, sort of bonus chapters that deal with events of the past and help clarifying some dynamics and the reasons behind certain characters’ behavior in the present of the story. Service’s Code uses the first person point of view, but the character narrating the story changes with each new paragraph. In the beginning, it could be confusing and hard to read, but we find that this is the best way to convey exactly what each and every character thinks in a given situation. Being the narration a character’s constant stream of thoughts, every paragraph is written in a different style complying to the character on call. Zendaru is dispersive, but youngish. Tears doesn’t speak properly, he cusses a lot and he always goes straight to the point. Nakiri is precise, and his narration is equally clear-cut. Service’s Code takes place in Busto Arsizio, a city of northern Italy, mainly because it’s the authors’ birthplace. Some of the places described in the story really exist. For instance, the headquarters of the Intra Dimensional Shield Confederation (IDSC, or Shield, or simply Confederation) are supposed to be based beneath Villa Ottolini-Tosi. Every street, square and some of the buildings are real too. The only fictional details are the location of Tears and Zen’s house and of the Dakness Club (loosely based on the Zoe Club in Milan, but only as regards to its map). Since Service’s Code is a non-profit project (It’s not really a choice, it’s just that nobody would pay us for it), you’re warmly encouraged to support us through comments (which are totally free). There’s a comments section at the end of every chapter.

000_Service's Code ::: Code 00 _ Prologue

Sempione Main Road 33. About 3 a.m. Normal cruising speed. I’m heading toward the next unloading point: Gallarate.

The rain’s knocking loudly on bodywork and windows.
Spring’s just started and nights are already hot. The music can’t completely overpower the rain’s noise. Or is it hail?

A crack. I start and skid.

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001_Service’s Code ::: Code 01 _ System Failure

Mi hanno sempre detto che nella terza dimensione vengono recluse solo le persone tutte di un pezzo. Gente valida, gente abbastanza abile da catturare altre persone che farebbero di tutto pur di non essere riportate qui. D'accordo, so anche che chi passa dall'altra parte è facile che non torni più [...]

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002_Service’s Code ::: Code 02 _ Field Work

I enter and check the place out.
It’s a hospital room. Maybe a private one since it is modern and well kept.
There is a bed but it is empty. After two seconds of silence, General Shelv thunders.
– Lieutenant! –
The lieutenant, who was guarding outside with another foot, [...]

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003_Service’s Code ::: Code 03 _ Didn’t they tell you anything?

He holds the steering wheel in his knees, he shifts gears with his right hand and eats his kebab while holding it in his left hand.
I look at him worried and I wonder what will he do when we get to the first curb.
-Where do you live? – [...]

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005_Service's Code ::: Code 05 _ Partners in crime (First Part)

I cling to my duster. It’s mid winter and no, I’m not cold. I believe I have never been cold, if not as a child when I lived in a Sevyhal alley with my brother. The reason why I tighten the collar in is to not call too much attention [...]

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