By Raymond E. Feist
The penultimate quantity of the effective Riftwar Cycle battle rages in Midkemia yet in the back of the chaos there's disquieting facts of darkish forces at paintings. Jim Dasher's frequently infallible intelligence community has been cleverly dismantled; nowhere is secure. He feels that the area is coming aside on the seams and is helpless to guard his kingdom. Quiet palace coups are underway in Roldem and Rillanon; and King Gregory of the Isles has but to supply an inheritor. In each one country a unmarried petty noble has risen from obscurity to threaten the throne. Lord Hal of Crydee and his nice good friend Ty Hawkins, champion swordsman of the Masters' court docket, are entrusted with the duty of smuggling Princess Stephane and her lady-in-waiting, the beautiful yet mysterious girl Gabriella, out of Roldem to a spot of better security. yet is there any shelter to be chanced on? in the meantime, Hal's more youthful brothers Martin and Brendan try to carry the strategic urban of Ylith opposed to an onslaught of Keshian puppy infantrymen, and a mysterious strength from underneath the ocean. the dominion may possibly lose Crydee and recuperate; but when Ylith falls, all is misplaced. An unknown participant looks to orchestrating those conflicts. Can Pug and the Conclave of Shadows music down this resource sooner than Midkemia is destroyed?
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Your son won’t like that,’ observed Morgeth with a wry half-smile. ‘He doesn’t like a lot of things, which is why Antesh is my heir,’ answered Arkan. ’ Morgeth nodded. Cetswaya was their shaman and always a calm voice and wise counsel. ‘If I don’t return by sunrise tomorrow, have Goran and Antesh take the men north, then west. ’ ‘That will not be my problem, for if you must flee tomorrow, I will likely be dead. ’ Arkan put his heels to his horse and shouted, causing the other mounts to shy. Some pulled up stakes.
She inclined her head. ’ She sighed. ‘Narab is prone to impatience. The Southern Clans are not loyal to him, although they reside within his traditional territory. And given my unwillingness to ally with him, he’s been unable to press his claim to supremacy. He’d provoke rebellion among his own subjects if he tried to move in a more overt fashion. ’ For a moment, Arkan wondered if inviting the Star Elves into Sar-Sargoth was as foolish a move as he had thought mere moments ago. ’ Liallan waved her hand dismissively and reached for a flagon on a low table just behind her.
He’s made arrangements: Bighorn is not one of his usual allies, which means he has added new ones. No, have our men stay close to the tents and tell my sons to be ready to fight, but we should keep our swords sheathed unless attacked first. No one is to look for trouble. ’ He grew thoughtful for a moment as he gazed into the distance. Then he said, ‘I don’t think Narab is ready to crown himself yet. Tonight he was merely showing the unallied clans who held the most power here by breaking a few heads.