By Joe Abercrombie
Sour and cruel battle is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and unsafe and the Union military, cut up by way of politics and hamstrung by way of incompetence, is completely unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. missing adventure, education, and every now and then even guns the military is scarcely outfitted to repel Bethod's scouts, not to mention the cream of his forces. within the heat-ravaged south the Gurkish are massing to attack town of Dagoska, defended via Inquisitor Glokta. town is braced for the inevitable defeat and bloodbath to return, arrangements are made to make the Gurkish pay for each inch of land . . . yet a plot is festering at hand the town to its beseigers with out a struggle, and the former Inquisitor of Dagoska vanished with out hint. Threatened from inside and with no the town, Glokta wishes solutions, and he wishes them quickly. And to the east a small band of malefactors shuttle to the sting of the area to reclaim a tool from background - a Seed, hidden for generations - with super damaging strength. a tool which can placed a finish to battle, to the military of Eaters within the South, to the invasion of Shanka from the North - yet provided that it may be discovered, and provided that its energy may be managed . . .
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Throwing herself across the wooden seat, Siuan grabbed the reins and reared back, hauling the horse to a halt. Min threw open the back curtains, searching. The road ran through a thicket here, nearly a small forest of oak and elm, pine and leatherleaf. The dust of their short dash was still settling, some of it on Joni, where he lay sprawled by the side of the hard-packed dirt road sixty or so paces back. Instinctively Min leaped down and ran back to kneel beside the big man. He was still breathing, but his eyes were closed and a bloody gash on the side of his head was coming up in a purple lump.
Morgase might be behaving like an untutored farmgirl over this Gaebril, but she still had her sense when it came to power and possible dangers to her realm. ” That should plant the seed, if it needed planting. “He can channel, and a man who can channel is always to be feared. Yet he is the Dragon Reborn. There is no doubt. The Stone fell, and Callandor was in his hand when it did. The Prophecies . . I fear I must leave decisions of what to do about the Dragon Reborn to those who are wiser than I.
I doubt he thinks you important enough. Of course, he may send a man, and he’ll certainly spread your descriptions. ” It seemed he was taking charge. 37 THE FIRES OF HEAVEN “We aren’t important enough,” Siuan said, bouncing awkwardly in her saddle. She might have been wary of Bela, but the look she directed at Logain’s back said his challenge to her authority would not last long. For herself, Min hoped Bryne considered them unimportant. He probably did. As long as he never learned their real names.
Before They Are Hanged (First Law Book 2) by Joe Abercrombie