By David Dalglish
The Underworld ideas the town of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins... they worry just one guy.
Assassin or protector; each selection has its consequences.
- A Dance of Cloaks
- A Dance of Blades
- A Dance of Mirrors
- A Dance of Shadows
- A Dance of Ghosts
- A Dance of Chaos
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We Haerns haven't any carnal interests,” Robert acknowledged, emerging from his chair with an exaggerated wince of soreness. Gerand observed this and instantly took the cup, supplying to fill it as a substitute. “We simply pop correct out of our dust fields,” Robert persisted. “Ever listen that slurp whilst your boot will get caught and you have got to strength it out? That’s us, making one other Haern. ” “Amusing,” Gerand acknowledged as he passed Robert the glass. “So did you come back from a nobleman’s cloak, or even a wise-man’s discarded sock? ” “Neither,” Robert acknowledged. “Someone pissed in a gopher gap, and out I got here, rainy and indignant. Now inform me why you’re right here, or I’ll visit King Vaelor myself and enable him understand how displeased i'm along with your cooperation during this activity. ” If Gerand used to be disenchanted by means of the probability, he essentially didn’t express it. “Love red-heads,” he acknowledged. “You comprehend what they are saying approximately them? Oh, after all you don’t, mud-birth and all. So feisty. yet you will have me to rush, so hurry I shall. I’ve come for the boy. ” “Aaron? ” Gerand poured himself a tumbler of liquor and toasted the previous guy from the opposite part of the room. “The king has made up our minds, and that i believe his significant knowledge. With the boy in hand, we will strength Thren to finish this demanding little struggle of his. ” “Have you misplaced your senses? ” requested Robert. “You are looking to take Aaron hostage? Thren is attempting to finish this conflict, now not delay it. ” Then the outdated guy learned why Gerand had stalled. His eyes had swept each nook of the room, in addition to peered throughout the doors, his attentive ears listening to no different symptoms of lifestyles. “You have troops surrounding my home,” Robert acknowledged. “We watched Thren leave,” Gerand acknowledged. He downed his drink and licked his lips. “He used to be the following by myself, and now there are none. you could play your little online game all you will have, Robert, yet you’re nonetheless a Haern, and absence any precise figuring out of issues. you are saying Thren doesn’t wish this conflict of his to finish. You’re improper. He doesn’t are looking to lose, and for that reason he won’t enable it finish. The Trifect won’t bow to him, never. this may purely finish whilst one facet is useless. Veldaren can stay with no the thief guilds. do we dwell with out the meals, wealth, and pleasures of the Trifect? ” “I dwell off mud,” Robert acknowledged. “Can you? ” He flung his cane. The flat backside smacked throughout the glass and struck Gerand’s brow. the fellow slumped to the ground, blood dripping from his hand. The previous guy rushed in the course of the doorway as shouts got here from the doorway to his domestic, via a noisy crack because the door smashed open. Robert burst into Aaron’s education room. The boy winced on the surprising invasion of sunshine. He jumped to his toes, instantly quiet and attentive. The outdated guy felt just a little unhappiness understanding he could by no means have an opportunity to proceed education the sort of proficient pupil. “You needs to run,” Robert acknowledged. “The infantrymen will kill you. There’s a window out again, now cross! ” No hesitation. No questions. Aaron did as he was once instructed. the ground used to be chilly while Robert sat down within the middle. He thought of grabbing the death torch to take advantage of as a weapon, yet opposed to armored males, it might be a laughable ploy.