By Sean Russell
Sean Russell’s acclaimed duology, The begin Brother and Gatherer of Clouds, jointly in a single omnibus variation for the 1st time!
Plague and conflict have swept around the historic state of Wa, devastating the royal line and leaving a brand new dynasty at the throne—a new Emperor, Akantsu, full of worry of all who may well search to wrest the Empire from his seize. between these out of style with the recent liege is the Order of the Botahist clergymen, whose mystical powers have enabled them to carry positions as non secular Advisors to the Imperial courtroom for almost ten centuries. yet Emperor Akantsu fears none so enormously as he does Lord Shonto, the intense chief of crucial of the previous households, whose impression might rally the good homes opposed to the throne, and whose followed daughter, the attractive and proficient woman Nishima, is the final surviving member of the outdated royal family.
Sent to be army governor of a northern border province lengthy threatened by means of barbarian invaders, Lord Shonto understands he's being lured to his dying. yet Akantsu has underestimated his foe, for not just is Lord Shonto the best army genius of the age, yet he has with him a non secular consultant from the Botahist Order—a younger guy talented with awesome martial arts abilities and magical talents, start up Brother Shuyun. or even Lord Shonto doesn't become aware of the genuine strength of this younger monk. in basic terms time will show that Shuyun’s magical powers haven't visible their equivalent in approximately one thousand years—not because the ideal grasp himself walked the trails of the Empire…
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Letting go. From bad to worse. Chapter 4 - Flint tells a tale. Sturm recalls a legend. Chapter 5 - Raistlin’s decree. Tika’s ultimatum. Caramon chooses. Chapter 6 - Sneaking off. Eyes in the sky. Laundry day. Chapter 7 - Dray-yan’s plan. Grag’s Opinion of it. Chapter 8 - A dwarf’s knowledge. A wizard’s mystery. Chapter 9 - Pheragas who? Wake me if you see a ghost. Chapter 10 - A memory of the past. Hope for the future. Mumblety-peg. Chapter 11 - A Question of faith. End of the tunnel. The man-eating Stalig Mite.
Raistlin was a young man in his early twenties, yet he felt sometimes as if he had lived a hundred years and that each of those years had taken its toll on him. The shattering of his health had happened in a matter of moments during the dread Test in the Tower of High Sorcery. He’d gone into that test a young man, physically weak, perhaps, but relatively healthy. He’d emerged an old one—his health irretrievably impaired—not even the gods could heal him; his brownish red hair gone white, his skin turned glistening gold; his vision cursed.
Tasslehoff plucked the feather from his topknot and held it out in the palm of his hand. He held it carefully, as if it were a precious jewel, and regarded it with awe. Raistlin regarded the feather with disdain. “It’s a chicken feather,” he stated. He rose to his feet, gathered his long red robes around his wasted body, and returned to his straw pallet spread out on the dirt floor. “Ah, I thought so,” said Tasslehoff, softly. “Close the door on your way out,” Raistlin ordered. Lying down on the pallet, he wrapped himself in his blanket and closed his eyes.