By Guy Adams
There's a field. inside of that field is a door. past that door is a home. In a few rooms forests develop. In a few, prisoners wait. on the most sensible of the home, a prisoner sits at the back of a locked door looking ahead to a key to show. The day that occurs, the area will end...
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Town of Perimadeia has fallen. Bardas Loredan, the fellow who was once selected to put it aside, is now at the Island—a recluse dwelling within the mountains, clear of his family members, with just a younger apprentice for corporation. His lifestyles as a fencer-at-law is over. in its place, Loredan spends his days perfecting the artwork of bow making.
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And was well pleased by it. 17 Roland . . Sasha . . Peter . . Thomas. Now there is only one more we must speak of, isn't there? Now there is only the shadowy fifth. The time has come to speak of Flagg, as dreadful as that may be. Sometimes the people of Delain called him Flagg the Hooded; sometimes simply the dark man-for, in spite of his white corpse's face, he was a dark man indeed. They called him well preserved, but they used the term in a way that was uneasy rather than complimentary.
Thomas gasped. "Oh, that's nothing! Look over here! " He showed Thomas a pile of booty from the encounter with the Anduan pirates some twelve years ago. The Delain Treasury was rich, the few treasure-room clerks old, and this particular heap hadn't been sorted yet. Thomas gasped at heavy swords with jeweled hilts, daggers with blades that had been crusted with serrated diamonds so they would cut deeper, heavy killballs made of rhodochrosite. " Thomas asked in an awed voice. "It all belongs to your father," Flagg replied, although Thomas had actually been correct.
Just as the magician had promised. By the light of Flagg's magic finger-flare, he could also see they were in a secret passage which was about twenty-five feet long. Walls, floor, and ceiling were covered with ironwood boards. He couldn't see the far end very well, but it looked perfectly blank. He could still hear the muffled barking of the dogs. "When I said be quick, I meant it," Flagg said. He bent over Thomas, a vague, looming shadow that was, in this darkness, rather batlike itself. Thomas drew back a step, uneasily.
The World House (The World House, Book 1) by Guy Adams