By Tanith Lee
An epic delusion experience of untamed creatures, enchanted landscapes, and noble destinies,
In a land of never-ending wintry weather, the excessive Magus Thryfe travels with haste to the town of Ruk Kar to warn Vuldir, King Accessorate, of a turning out to be strength of envy and darkness. one among Vuldir’s daughters, the seventeen-year-old Saphay, is to wed the Jafn chieftain Athluan, yet Thryfe foresees that the wedding will bring about the destruction of the entire Ruk kings, their lineage, and their humans. brushing aside the magician’s ominous phrases, Saphay units off towards the East and her betrothed—only to satisfy disaster.
Athluan, Saphay’s husband-to-be, hears rumors of a blond maiden in royal outfits entombed in a towering pyramid of ice. it's Saphay, and she or he is alive. The royal marriage ceremony ensues and soon—perhaps too soon—Saphay turns into pregnant. As time is going on, the son she births will convey indicators of a divine and heroic destiny.
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Average sized, dark eyes flanked a straight nose. He wore his hair long like most Meluhan men and women. The head bore a majestic crown with the sun symbol of the Suryavanshis manifested in the centre through sparkling gem stones. An elegant dhoti, with an angvastram hung down the right shoulder and a large amount of functional jewellery, including two amulets on his right arm, complemented Daksha’s average appearance. His only distinguishing feature was his smile — which spread its innocent conviction all the way to his eyes.
But they also seemed to be in a bizarre dance of avoidance. They did not appear to want to kill. Merely injure. It was because they held themselves in check that they were being beaten back very easily. Shiva parried off another attack from the left and pushed his sword viciously into the man’s shoulder. The man screamed in pain as Shiva pushed him off the blade with his left hand. Slowly, but surely, the attackers were being worn out. They were suffering too many injuries to seriously carry on the assault for long.
Even their kings are corrupt and selfish. ’ ‘Well, King Bharat came up with this symbol of unity between the Suryavanshis and the Chandravanshis. The top half in white represented the Chandravanshis. The bottom half in red represented the Suryavanshis. The part in orange common path. coming out of the meeting of these two parts represented the The crescent moon to the right of the symbol was the existing Chandravanshi symbol. And the sun above it was the existing Suryavanshi symbol. ’ ‘As expected, the pact died with the good king.