By Daniel Abraham
The strong city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and tradition, a huge heart of trade and exchange. Its economic climate relies on the facility of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat sure to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for all times. input the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire devoted to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious military. Saraykeht, notwithstanding, has continuously been too powerful for the Galts to assault, yet now they see a chance. in the event that they can eliminate Heshai, Seedless’s bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the total urban will fall. With mystery forces contained in the urban, the Galts arrange to enact their poor plan.
In the center is Otah, an easy laborer with a posh earlier. Recruited to behave as a bodyguard for his girlfriend's boss at a mystery assembly, he inadvertently learns of the Galtish plot. Otah unearths himself because the sole desire of Saraykeht, both he stops the Galts, or the entire urban and everybody in it perishes without end.
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Tall trees, secondary growth rather than true jungle, surrounded them. The only sign of human existence was an old native hut sagging under its own weight, although in the distance came the regular sound of traffic: a highway not too far off. ’ the Rosk said, pleasantly, pushing Tyne ahead. ’ It was still raining, but without passion, as they started down the track. Tyne had hardly managed to get a glimpse of his assailant. He looked like a Malayan. How ironic, Tyne thought, that this race should have set itself up in Sumatra!
He fumed at his own helplessness. Without the sun, he could not even tell in which direction Sumatra lay. There, wherever it was, the fate of man was being decided. If World Government could get hold of that precious spool of microfilm, counter measures could effectively be taken. Stobart had spoken vaguely of ‘information’; did he know the true value of what Murray was carrying? It seemed possible that Tyne was the only man in the world who knew just what tremendous stakes were in the balance.
Allan shouted out to me to run for it and leave you there. It must have been a moment of panic, I suppose. He wanted to leave you for the Rosk. ’ Tyne protested. ’ Murray asked. “There are situations when your moorings break loose, and you don’t know what you are saying or doing. ’ He turned his head again, his big body tense in a way Tyne had never seen it before. The man on the bunk felt his mouth go dry as he asked. ’ Space slid by outside, sly, snakey, cold as time at a crisis, ignoring Murray as he said, ‘I shot Allan.
A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet, Book 1) by Daniel Abraham