By Glen Cook
After the devastating conflict on the Tower of attraction, Croaker leads the tremendously reduced Black corporation south, looking for the misplaced Annals. The Annals may be back to Khatovar, 8 thousand miles away, a urban which can exist purely in legend...the foundation of the 1st loose Companies.
Every step of ways the corporate is hounded by means of shadowy figured and carrion-eating crows. As they march each southward, via trojan horse infested jungle, rivers dense with bloodthirsty pirates, and towns, useless and residing, haunted by way of the passage of the corporate north, their numbers develop until eventually they're hundreds of thousands strong.
But consistently they're watched--by the Shadowmasters--a lethal new enemy: twisted creature that deal in darkness and loss of life: robust, shadowy creatures bent on smothering the realm of their foul embody. this is often the 1st around in a dangerous online game, a video game that the Black corporation can't ea wish to win.
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He looked Cale straight in the eyes, his gaze inﬁnitely cold and inﬁnitely black. It was death itself looking at him. “So, I ask you again. ” Holding his gaze, Cale replied. ” The Lord Militant did not look away, and Cale felt his will begin Paul Hoffman 47 to dissolve as if some acid were being poured over his very soul. A hor rible desire to confess began to grow in his throat. It was dread, the knowledge that had been with him since he was a small boy, that the Redeemer in front of him was capable of anything, that pain and suf fering were the constant companions of this man, that anything that lived grew quiet in his presence.
Then an other blow, but this one landed as Cale stood still as stone. Then another and another. Then a blow so hard it dropped a stunned Cale to the ﬂoor. “Get up,” so softly that he was barely audible. Cale got to his feet, shaking as if from intense cold. Then the blow. He fell again, stood up; another blow, and then he got to his feet again. Bosco changed hands. With his weaker left it took ﬁve more blows before Cale fell to the ﬂoor again. Bosco stared down at him as he started to get to his feet.
As they passed by the alley leading into the back of the great building, the three boys slipped away. They gave all the food in their pockets to Vague Henri, and then Kleist and Cale rejoined the long queue that jammed the square in front of the basilica. Meanwhile, Vague Henri shoved the latch on the sacristy door with his shoulders, his hands being full of bread, meat and cake. He pushed it open and listened out for Redeemers. He moved into the dark brown of the dressing place, ready to back out if he saw anything.