By Lynn Flewelling
"A new superstar is emerging within the delusion firmament...teems with magic and spine-chilling quantities of skullduggery."–Dave Duncan, writer of The nice Game
When younger Alec of Kerry is taken prisoner for a criminal offense he didn’t devote, he's yes that his lifestyles is at an finish. yet something he by no means anticipated used to be his cellmate. secret agent, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things–none of them predictable. And while he bargains to tackle Alec as his apprentice, issues might by no means be an analogous for both of them. quickly Alec is touring roads he by no means knew existed, towards a conflict he by no means suspected used to be brewing. sooner than lengthy he and Seregil are embroiled in a sinister plot that runs deeper than both can think, and which may fee them way over their lives in the event that they fail. yet fortune is as unpredictable as Alec’s new mentor, and this time there simply may possibly be…Luck within the Shadows.
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After—after I collapsed, I stored dreaming i used to be on a barren undeniable. I couldn’t flow other than to show and there has been in simple terms the wind and gray grass. i used to be on my own. i presumed at the start that i used to be lifeless. ” Alec watched him with emerging quandary. Seregil was once whiter than ever, and his respiring used to be and worked, as though it took all his power to maintain conversing. Alec glanced anxiously at Nysander, however the wizard’s realization used to be fastened on Seregil. “After it slow, there has been another person there,” Seregil acknowledged, eyes squeezed tightly close, one hand raised to his face as though to push back a blow. “I can’t take into account who, just—gold. And eyes, anything approximately eyes—” His chest used to be heaving now and Alec put a hand on his shoulder. “Blue,” Seregil gasped, “something so blue—! ” With a hole groan, he fainted again onto the pillow. “Seregil! Seregil, are you able to listen me? ” cried Nysander, feeling for the heartbeat at his throat. “What’s taking place? ” cried Alec. “I am no longer sure. A imaginative and prescient of a few variety, might be, or a few overwhelming reminiscence. Fetch a fabric, and the water pitcher. ” Seregil’s eyes fluttered open back as Alec bathed his temples with a funky textile. “You must never attempt to move on,” Nysander warned, stroking Seregil’s forehead. “You have been talking gibberish simply now, as though anything was once disordering your strategies whilst you attempted to voice them. ” “Could it were that black creature back, the following? ” requested Alec. “I could have sensed this type of presence,” Nysander guaranteed him. “No, it was once as though the stories themselves caused a few psychological confusion. How very fascinating. are you able to communicate now, expensive boy? ” “Yes,” Seregil rasped, passing a quit his eyes. “Rest, then, and imagine not more of this stuff for now. i've got heard sufficient. ” emerging, Nysander went to the door. “Well I haven’t! ” Seregil struggled up on one elbow. “Not approximately sufficient! What’s taking place to me? ” Alec notion he stuck a glance of discomfort on Nysander’s face. “Trust me during this, pricey boy,” the wizard acknowledged. “I needs to meditate on what now we have discovered to this point. leisure and heal. Shall I ship Wethis for a few nutrients? ” Alec braced for an additional outburst, yet Seregil in simple terms seemed away, shaking his head. He busied himself with the fireplace for a second after Nysander had long past, then pulled the chair up beside the mattress. “That black creature you fought with,” he all started, fiddling with the hem of 1 sleeve. “It particularly was once there within the cart, wasn’t it? And within the room with us on the lodge. It was once genuine. ” Seregil shivered, staring previous him on the fireplace. “Real adequate for me. i believe you stored either our lives for those who yanked that little bit of wooden from my neck. ” “But that used to be an coincidence! What if I hadn’t? ” Seregil appeared up at him for a second, then shrugged. “But you probably did, and the following we're, secure and sound. good fortune within the shadows, Alec; you don’t query it, you simply provide thank you and pray it doesn’t run out! ” within the private hours of the evening, Nysander lifted the wood disk from its box. The chamber round him vibrated with the thickly woven spells he had invoked in instruction for the exam. Turning the disk this manner and that with a couple of forceps, he attempted to gauge the quiescent energy of the item.