By Daniel Abraham
The strong city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and tradition, an important middle of trade and exchange. Its economic climate will depend on the facility of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat certain to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for all times. input the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire dedicated to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious military. Saraykeht, notwithstanding, has constantly been too robust for the Galts to assault, yet now they see a chance. in the event that they can do away with Heshai, Seedless’s bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the whole urban will fall. With mystery forces contained in the urban, the Galts arrange to enact their poor plan.
In the center is Otah, an easy laborer with a fancy prior. Recruited to behave as a bodyguard for his girlfriend's boss at a mystery assembly, he inadvertently learns of the Galtish plot. Otah reveals himself because the sole wish of Saraykeht, both he stops the Galts, or the total urban and everybody in it perishes without end.
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No,” he said firmly. “There is no shame in hiding from a Privileged. ” Taniel began heading back. ” “Then you go alone. ” Taniel attempted to get his bearings, but Milgi was right. It was easy to get turned around in this swamp. He didn’t know the terrain, and he didn’t know how to spot swamp dragons and snappers hiding in the water. ” he shouted, startled to find the girl already at his side. “Ka-poel. ” She gave Milgi a mocking smile and nodded. “She has no fear,” Milgi said. ” 33 Ka-poel narrowed her eyes at Milgi, and the man took half a step back.
There was usually at least one in every company. Their skills always proved useful in any army. His eyes stopped on one bright dot in the Else. The Privileged. She was inside one of the houses, probably sound asleep in a feather bed. He could try a shot right now, while she was asleep and unmoving. It would be the easiest thing. But even if he managed to float the bullet through a window and around the corner—almost impossible at this range—he’d still afterwards have to flee into the swamp at night.
They won’t find us deep in the swamp. ” Taniel didn’t feel so well. His side ached, his head was light from little food, and his feet hurt. He hadn’t been dry since last night, and the idea of being anywhere near that Privileged scared the piss out of him. But if he didn’t go back, his militia company and their savage allies would die. ” Milgi wagged his finger under Taniel’s nose as if Taniel were a slow child. ” He forced the words out, wondering if he still believed them. Sitting in a barracks, listening to his father’s stories, it had been easy enough to think he could kill a Privileged.