By Nathan Long
Nonetheless surprised through the dying in their comrade Abel, Reiner and his cut-throat partners, the Blackhearts, are horrified to profit that there is a secret agent among them. Imprisoned and compelled into harmful missions lower than hazard of demise, they're press ganged into operating as bodyguards for his or her "employer", count number Manfred, as he trips to Talabheim, the place the forces of magic are operating wild. With enemies throughout and a traitor inside, can the Blackhearts remedy the secret and shop the town from destruction?
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A cold draft made the candle flames waver, and a servant stoked the great hearth in the corner of the room behind the dais. Who ever sat at the Prince’s far left would bake; whoever sat at his far right would freeze. About fifteen minutes past the striking of the hour, finely dressed, bejeweled Derzhi men and women began crowding into the dining room, jockeying for places at the lower tables. The Baron did not entertain, nor did the master before that, a less than prosperous merchant who could not afford to do so, TRANSFORMATION 39 so it had been on the order of five years since I had been in the midst of so many hostile people at once.
Certainly not what I was thinking. Chapter 3 It was another seven days until I was brought out of my cell again. The day was brilliantly sunny, a rarity in Capharna’s high valley, which seemed to capture every fog, mist, and cloud that hung in the northern mountains of Azhakstan. Perhaps it was this ever-present cloud of mystery that con vinced the Derzhi, who had their origins in the dune seas of central Azhakstan where the sky was a constant flat steel blue, that Capharna was a holy city, sacred to their gods.
From the first moment of the first day he snapped at every comer, even if they were presenting a chest of riches to be transported back to the treasury at Zhagad. ” he fretted on the third morning, just before the doors were opened to the line of opulently attired Derzhi. He tugged and jerked at the heavy red robe attached to his shoulders. “If Father is to have the privileges of being Emperor, then he must take the duties with it. Why do I care that the House of Gorusch has usurped three grainfields from the House of Rhyzka?