By K. J. Parker
In a global he doesn't recognize, Poldarn's destiny is doubtful. Pursued via invisible enemies, and haunted through the demons of his prior, no one may be relied on - now not even himself, it sort of feels. trying to piece jointly his personal lifestyles from no matter what scattered fragments he can locate and goals that cover up to they demonstrate has introduced him not anything yet hassle. Now all he craves is peace. yet will he locate it at the island he believes to be his adolescence domestic? Or will this position carry extra terrors for him to confront?
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An injured slave was a constant reminder of her authority and power. An inferior Keldon could not afford to kill one of a limited number of slaves. Latulla's every cruelty was calculated for maximum pain and effect on those involved. "We will be taking one of the small land barges today. Find the duty crew and instruct them to ready themselves," Latulla had directed. A slave who ordered or commanded a Keldon warrior always risked death. The fact that Latulla could use slaves to carry orders reinforced her authority in 54 Vance Moore the camp.
His comments were addressed less to Barrin than to the world at large. Suddenly one of the engines on the Keldon ship discharged high into the air, the projectile a flaming mass. It burned so brightly that even when Barrin looked away he could see the trajectory's afterimage superimposed over his vision. " someone in the cabin swore. Barrin looked again. The fire had been cast at such a high angle, he thought the Grey Dove safe, but at the apex of the trajectory the compact ball of fire expanded and altered shape.
He was grateful for the human gesture. Fumash paused in his story, and Haddad realized he should savor the wine. "Please continue," Haddad requested after a final swallow. "Well, you have a large number of Keldons constantly changing assignments in very small groups. " Fumash shook his head at the foibles of his masters. "Every night they tried to fight out a new structure, each morning about a quarter of them were smashed up with new crews forming and new conflicts arising for the next night.
Pattern (Scavenger Trilogy, Book 2) by K. J. Parker