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By Nina Kiriki Hoffman

In "Faint middle, Foul Lady," Bran achieves his knighthood and has a undertaking: locate the knight who killed his father and struggle him to reclaim the family's honor. yet Bran is clumsy and cowardly; his basically genuine ability is with a harp. nonetheless, he units out looking for his future, and unearths surprises, a dragon, a princess, and a significant other at the way.

"Night Life" explores the fairy story "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" from the perspective of 1 of the princesses.

"Faint middle, Foul Lady" first seemed in Knight really good, edited through Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers, DAW, April, 2002.

"Night Life" first seemed within the journal of myth & technology Fiction, August, 2000.

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Reevan’s flesh appeared sallow in the dim light, the sharp ladder of his spine too close to the surface of his skin. The magician lifted the prince’s hair from his neck. “Look closely,” he said. “To see it, focus beyond the prince’s skin. ” “This is no illusion. Do as I say. You are Sekt. ” For some moments, I concentrated as he suggested, blurring my sight until my eyes watered. Then, it came. I saw nothing with my physical sight, yet, in my mind, I sensed pulsing movement, many legs and a presence of malevolence.

You are Sekt. ” For some moments, I concentrated as he suggested, blurring my sight until my eyes watered. Then, it came. I saw nothing with my physical sight, yet, in my mind, I sensed pulsing movement, many legs and a presence of malevolence. If it had a form at all, it was a filthy smoky suggestion of a shape. I drew back, uttering an instinctive gasp. Storm Constantine Even then, I was aware of the power of suggestion. This did not have to be real simply because I’d perceived it, yet there was no doubt an evil odor of malice oozed upward from the bed.

Now it happened that at this time a ship came into the fjord and Agnar the Strong, who was tired of adventuring in foreign lands, came to the Thing and heard that Tors of Torsgaard needed a winter shepherd but that no man would take up his offer. ” “The last shepherd, Glam, died on the fjell and there is some superstition attached to his name,” said Tors eva- A Troll Story sively. ” Now Tors was generally an honest man, and his shame at speaking false would have been apparent even to a lesser man of the world than Agnar.

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