By Robert Priest
N the spell-crossed Phaer Isle, teenage Xemion desires of being a good swordsman. while he unearths a blade-shaped stick, he models it to seem like a true sword. realizing that the legislation in their merciless Pathan conquerors will require a loss of life sentence for ownership of such an item, his good friend Saheli calls for he wreck it. He consents, yet insists on appearing only one sword rite. while his mastery of the weapon, a ability lengthy forgotten, is witnessed by way of a mysterious guy named Vallaine, the 2 associates are invited to hitch a deliberate uprising. before everything they decline, but if a sadistic legit discovers their transgressions, they're compelled to embark on a perilous trip to the ruins of the traditional urban of Ulde, the place insurgent forces are gathering.
Armed with simply their wits and the painted sword, they face Thralls, Triplicants, dragons, rage-wraiths, and a bunch of different spell-crossed beings. As they process the nice Kone, resource of all spell-craft, Saheli's worry of magic and Xemion's appeal to it bind them in a crossed spell in their personal â?? person who threatens to split the 2 ceaselessly.
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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.