By K. J. Parker
The town of Perimadeia has fallen. Bardas Loredan, the guy who was once selected to reserve it, is now at the Island—a recluse residing within the mountains, clear of his relations, with just a younger apprentice for corporation. His existence as a fencer-at-law is over. as a substitute, Loredan spends his days perfecting the paintings of bow making. yet his isolation won't final perpetually, and while the Island comes lower than assault, his talents as a soldier and chief are once more known as into play. the second one installment within the Fencer Trilogy, The abdominal of the Bow firmly establishes K.J. Parker within the best rank of myth writers.
About the Author
K. J. Parker is an writer of delusion fiction. The identify is a pseudonym and the writer's actual id hasn't ever been printed. little or no is well identified approximately Parker, even his or her gender, and there was hypothesis as to his or her genuine name.
While Parker's tales occur in trade universes with invented geographies and histories, the various general gains of delusion fiction equivalent to specific use of magic aren't current. The tales are inclined to have tragic topics with characters whose activities are by accident, eventually self-destructive.
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The town of Perimadeia has fallen. Bardas Loredan, the guy who used to be selected to put it aside, is now at the Island—a recluse residing within the mountains, clear of his kin, with just a younger apprentice for corporation. His existence as a fencer-at-law is over. as a substitute, Loredan spends his days perfecting the paintings of bow making.
Equipped up over the millennia, layer upon layer, the town is old and sizeable. Over the centuries, it has sprawled past its partitions, the reason for consistent warfare with neighbouring peoples and kingdoms, laying waste to what used to be eco-friendly and fertile.
And on the center of town is living the emperor. Few have ever noticeable him. those that have consider a guy in his major and but he might be very outdated. a few speculate that he's not human; others wonder whether certainly he ever actually was once. And a small quantity have come to a determined end: that the single approach to cease the ceaseless slaughter is to finish the emperor's unnaturally lengthy life.
From the rotting, flood-ruined catacombs underneath town, the place the negative fight to stick alive, to the blood-soaked fields of conflict, the place so few heroes live to tell the tale, those rebels pin their hopes on one guy. a guy who was the emperor's most efficient common. A respected soldier, who could lead on an rebellion and unite the town. yet a guy who was once betrayed, imprisoned and tortured, and is now believed to be lifeless. ..
Stella Gemmell has a level in politics and is a journalist. She used to be married to the across the world acclaimed and bestselling myth novelist David Gemmell and labored with him on his 3 'Troy' novels, concluding the ultimate booklet, Troy: Fall of Kings, following his dying in 2006. Stella lives in East Sussex and writes in what used to be the dairy of 15th-century farmhouse. the town is her first solo novel.
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They’re the battle-scarred crimebusters of a endless city battle. Hawk ideas the streets by way of battle-axe. Fisher cracks down on outlaws with sword and dagger. Their cruel beat is the sinister urban misnamed Haven: a depressing and violent city overrun with spell casters, demons, and thieves—a position the place funds will purchase anything…except justice.
"Why are we scuffling with this conflict? simply because evil has to be resisted, and ultimately there comes a time whilst males of precept need to make a stand. simply because warfare is nice for enterprise and it's higher to die on our ft than continue to exist our knees. simply because they began it. yet at this degree within the proceedings," he extra, with a touch lop-sided grin, "mostly from strength of behavior.
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Greater Mass Spell (Metamagic) A mass spell you cast has increased eﬀectiveness. 5. If the mass spell is used as a battleﬁeld spell against a Side, its save suﬀers an additional -2 penalty. A greater mass spell uses up a spell slot two levels higher than the spell’s actual level. Godstrike (Divine) Your god enables you to hit an opponent, even after you’d normally miss.
If he fails, he may not attempt to calculate a new lore opportunity for seven days. If he’s successful, he knows the time and place where he needs to be to gain the lore. Once he views the phenomena, he gains the beneﬁts. As with a spell pilgrimage, magic may not be used to signiﬁcantly augment the journey. The GM should award XP to the magus if the quest is completed. Once he’s successfully made a lore pilgrimage, a magus may not make another until he reaches a level that gives him a new opportunity (4th, 8th, 12th, 16th, and 20th).
If the qedeshot’s check is failed, the victim still suﬀers 4d8 points damage, plus 1 point per qedeshot level. Spells A qedeshot casts divine spells. She may prepare and cast any spell on the qedeshot spell list (Table 2-20), provided she can cast spells of that level; to cast a spell, a qedeshot must have a Charisma score of 10 + the spell’s level. Charisma determines the number of bonus spells available each level. The diﬃculty class of a saving throw against a qedeshot’s spells is 10 + the spell’s level + the qedeshot’s Charisma modiﬁer.
The Belly of the Bow (Fencer Trilogy, Book 2) by K. J. Parker