By Missouri Dalton
Within the cursed urban of Var Eldore, perched on a mountaintop surrounded via a frigid swamp, the rain by no means stops. Former excitement slave Myr lives in hiding, attempting to remain a step prior to his captor. yet there’s extra to Myr than he realizes, and future has different plans for him. quickly, he counts infantrymen, spies, nobles, and wizards between his allies. Their target is to oppose the king and people who perpetuate slavery, and struggle for the liberty in their land. As they discover secrets and techniques and conspiracies, each one extra tangled than the final, Myr additionally discovers he has special skills to assist their cause—the Redeemers.
As the power of the Redeemers grows, so does the variety of enemies they have to face. every one member in their alliance has his or her personal demons to conflict, and Myr needs to confront the reality approximately himself and turn into the chief they want. along his lover Ryall and the folk who've turn into his family—as good as a few not likely friends—Myr and the Redeemers needs to arrange for warfare. in the event that they fall, the town within the rain will stick to.
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He found that he could not stir. A large man, his face more than halfhidden in the shadow of his cowl, was rising from a kneeling position beside him, passing through his field of vision. Pol thought that he glimpsed part of a pale moustache and—impossibly—a shining, capped tooth. ” he whispered through clenched teeth. “It was far easier for me to lay a general spell upon this entire camp than to be selective about it. Then I needed but arouse you and leave the others unconscious. ” 30 ROGER ZELAZNY Pol suspected that this was a lie but saw no way to test it.
Shaking his head, Pol walked on. 35 III. I t was more than a little traumatic at the beginning: the sights and sounds—all of the new things we encountered beyond Rondoval. I hovered close to Pol for the first several days, drifting along, sensing everything within range, familiarizing myself with the laws governing new groups of phenomena. Travel, I discovered, is broadening, for I found myself spreading over a larger area as time went on. My little joke. I realized that my expansion was at least partly attributable to the increased number of things whose essences I absorbed as we traveled along—plants as well as animals, though the latter were more to my liking—and partly in accord with Boyle’s and Charles’ laws, which I’d picked out of Pol’s mind one evening when he returned in memory to his university days.
Ibal asked, spooning in a dark broth. “It appears to be different things at different times,” Pol said. “So obviously it is not what it seems and must represent some sort of enchantment. ” “What is really there is a group of caves, shacks and tents,” Ibal explained. “Each time, by lot, various practicioners acquire the responsibility for putting the place into order for the gathering. What they normally do is send their apprentices and some servants on ahead. These clean and repair the structures, raise the tents and set up the various facilities.
A Curse on the Mountain by Missouri Dalton