By Django Wexler
From the writer of The cost of Valor, The Shadow Throne, and The Thousand Names comes a brand new novella set on the earth of the Shadow Campaigns—"a global of dirt and bayonets and muskets...and magic."*
The wagons shuttle north around the mountains, sporting shipment of serious price: Hamveltai glass and porcelain; Deslandai jewellery in heavy iron strongboxes; nice textile from the towns of the outdated Coast. And Abraham.
Bound and tied, guarded day and evening, Abraham has been stolen from his village, from the hands of the guy he enjoyed. he's being despatched to the fortress-city of Elysium to serve a dismal and historic order, the monks of the Black. they've got came across the key he stored all his lifestyles: that inside of him dwells a demon which permits him to heal...and to kill.
But Abraham isn't on my own. a tender girl named Alex, equally possessed, rides with him. And as a bond grows among them, they start to wonder whether they could flip the demons that experience damned them into their salvation.
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"I learn it at a gulp and look ahead to more."—*S. M. Stirling, New York Times bestselling author
"May turn out doing for the Napoleonic Wars what George RR Martin did for the Wars of the Roses."—Anthony Ryan, big apple Times bestselling writer of Tower Lord
"Epic delusion of army could and magical conflict."—Library Journal
"Fans of Steven Erikson, David Drake, Glen prepare dinner, Naomi Novik, Tom Kratman, Jack Campbell, David Weber, and John Ringo take note—there's a brand new army fiction cowboy on the town and his identify is Django."—SF sign
Django Wexler is the writer of the Shadow Campaigns novels, together with The Prince of Valor, The Shadow Throne, and The Thousand Names. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon college in Pittsburgh with levels in artistic writing and laptop technological know-how, and labored for the college in man made intelligence examine. ultimately he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, the place he now lives with cats and a teetering mountain of books. whilst no longer making plans Shadow Campaigns, he wrangles pcs, paints tiny squaddies, and performs video games of all types. he's additionally the writer of a middle-grade delusion novel, The Forbidden Library.
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Both contained twenty or thirty pennies. He was even more pleased with their swords, which were worth more than a few pennies. He began to strip the dead men, which was difficult for him with one hand, so he made Gwenda help him. The lifeless bodies were awkwardly heavy, so strange to touch. Pa made her take off everything they wore, even their muddy hose and their soiled underdrawers. He wrapped their weapons in the clothing, making what looked like a bundle of rags. Then he and Gwenda dragged the naked corpses back into the evergreen bush.
Merthin was more surprised at Godwyn. How could an intelligent and educated man fail to see through Elfric? Perhaps it was less obvious to the person who was the object of the compliments. Godwyn opened a small door and led the way up a narrow spiral staircase concealed in the wall. Merthin felt excited. He loved to enter the hidden passageways of the cathedral. He was also curious about the dramatic collapse, and eager to figure out its cause. The aisles were single-storey structures that stuck out either side of the main body of the church.
You’re right,” he said, entering into the game. “That’s five already. ” Few people could make out the tongue of the traders who came to Kingsbridge from the weaving towns of Flanders: Ypres, Bruges, Ghent. ” “And Mother Cecilia told me that all the barbarians have their own tongues that no one even knows how to write down – Scots, Welsh, Irish, and probably others. ” Merthin grinned. Caris was the only person he could do this with. Among their friends of the same age, no one understood the thrill of imagining strange people and different ways of life.