Daniel Abraham's A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet, Book 1) PDF

By Daniel Abraham

ISBN-10: 1429910151

ISBN-13: 9781429910156

The strong city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and tradition, an immense heart of trade and exchange. Its financial system is dependent upon the ability of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat absolute to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for all times. input the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire dedicated to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious military. Saraykeht, even though, has continually been too robust for the Galts to assault, yet now they see a chance. in the event that they can put off Heshai, Seedless’s bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the whole urban will fall. With mystery forces contained in the urban, the Galts arrange to enact their negative plan.
In the center is Otah, an easy laborer with a posh prior. Recruited to behave as a bodyguard for his girlfriend's boss at a mystery assembly, he inadvertently learns of the Galtish plot. Otah reveals 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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A la fenêtre intérieure, où il avait pris la place de Madame de Palençay auprès du terrible Idris, Sire Ogier, la corde au cou, dépouillé de sa robe blanche, assistait tout nu à l’adoube­ ment de sa tante : Idris, qui le tenait par l’extrémité de la corde, s’apercevant que Beauséant se cachait de moins en moins d’un trouble Le Baphomet 51 tout puéril, lui frôla les flancs avec le nœud de chanvre, susurrant à son oreille cet avertisse­ ment : — Gare si tu n’es chaste! Adoubée, au prix de sa pièce honorable, Valentine de Saint-Vit poussa un cri de rage : mais — n’était-il pas écrit qu’il n’atteindrait jamais l’âge d’homme?

A peine le Visiteur de l’Ordre avait-il pris congé du Commandeur, le Frère de Bois-Guil­ bert annonça que les troupes de la Sénéchaus­ sée avaient investi les bois de Palençay et de Saint-Vit; les cavaliers du Bailli après s’être avancés à distance respectueuse des murs de la Commanderie s’étaient repliés sans venir faire nulle sommation; que suivant les ordres du Commandeur toutes les forces disponibles étaient en place sur les enceintes, et qu’un petit 32 Le Baphomet nombre de Frères patrouillaient au-delà des douves.

Puis il la retira prudemment, et regagnant sa cellule, il chargea le Frère servant de soustraire la robe blanche Le Baphomet 37 qu’il assurait avoir trouvée sur le trône audit lieu, et quoiqu’il se méfiât encore de certains détails rapportés, il donna l’ordre aux hommes d’armes de surveiller les allées et venues du côté de la Tour de la Méditation. Enfin il pensa s’accorder lui-même quelques heures de som­ meil, mais quand il se fut allongé, cet ultime renseignement l’excéda : dans quelle singulière occupation Malvoisie et Beauséant avaient-ils été interrompus pour que dans leur fuite préci­ pitée ils négligeassent de rien emporter ni ne songeassent à verrouiller cette porte ?

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