By David Dalglish
“We are those who personal the evening. we're the ones with blood on our arms. we're the reapers, the demons, the darkish shadows wielding metal. we won't be denied our vengeance.”
Haern is the King's Watcher, protector opposed to thieves and nobles who may well fill the evening with blood. but hundreds of thousands of miles away, an murderer referred to as the Wraith has started slaughtering these in energy, and leaving the emblem of the Watcher in mockery. while Haern travels south to confront his copycat killer, he unearths a urban governed through the corrupt, the grasping, and the damaging. Rioters fill the streets, and the specter of conflict with the mysterious elves hangs over all. to prevent it, Haern needs to confront the lethal Wraith, and the fellow he may perhaps become.
A DANCE OF loss of life by means of David Dalglish
Man or God; what occurs whilst the traces are blurred?
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He was, at best, an unwelcome guest, at worst, little more than a prisoner. Two guards stood at the door, and a sullen manservant obeyed him with grudging tardiness. Once bathed, he dressed in the clothes provided, which, though quite fine, did not come up to his standards. A soft linen shirt of pale fawn hung below his hips in the fashion of the Jashimari. Wellfitting velvet leggings tucked into calf-high boots of soft brown leather with a matching silver-studded belt. All that remained to show his Princely status was his silver circlet, which the servant polished with great reluctance.
Who had perpetrated this ultimate humiliation on a man such as Blade, and why? In his father's court, he had heard many tales of the Jashimari Queen, how she used male slaves to sire her offspring and castrated any man who offended her. Had Blade fallen foul of her anger, and if so, why did he still serve her? Perhaps the assassin's castration had been the revenge of one of his victims' bereaved relatives. Would death not have been a better vengeance? Already he had learnt more about this strange man than he cared to, and had stumbled upon the secret of unlocking his tongue.
She shook her head. " "Killing King Shandor gave me a great deal of satisfaction. " "And yet, you did not need my sanction to assassinate the King. " Blade's lips curved in a gentle smile. " She nodded, nibbling the cake. "I see. A sensible rule, for you are right, that is the only difference between assassins and murderers. Your profession places the blame on your client, not you. " She eyed him. "I enquired about you, as you advised. Your reputation is certainly unequalled, it would appear.