By Glen Cook
Glen cook dinner has been heralded because the godfather of contemporary heroic delusion; his impact at the style is unquestionable. yet lengthy earlier than Garrett, P.I., prior to The Instrumentalities of the evening, ahead of The Black corporation, there has been The Dread Empire... The Dread Empire, a gritty global of larger-than-life plots, nation-shattering clash, maddening magic, unfamiliar beings, and uncooked, unsuitable heroes, all proven throughout the clear out of Cook's inimitable war-correspondent prose. The Dread Empire, spanning from the top peaks of the Dragon's enamel to the never-ending barren region lands of Hammad al Nakir, from besieged Kavelin to effective Shinshan, the Empire Unacquainted with Defeat, with its fearless, masked infantrymen, often called the Demon Guard...
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Rula, he noted, enjoyed it as much as her son. Later still, after his evening ritual, he spent several hours familiarizing himself with the countryside. A soldier's habits died hard. Twice he spied roving Caydarmen. Neither noticed him. Next morning he rose early and took the gelding for a run over the same ground. VII Rula visited Tain's makeshift forge the third afternoon. Bringing a jar of chill spring water was her excuse. "You've been hammering for hours, Tain. " He smiled as he laid his hammer aside.
Rula. " "I know. But nobody around here can build one. Anyway. I couldn't pay much. Maybe a share of the sheep. " Tain faced the east. The sunset had painted the mountains the color of blood. He hoped that was no omen. But he feared that legionnaires were dying at the hands of legionnaires even now. "All right. For a while. " He wondered if he could outrun his past. A friend had told him that a man carried his pain like a tortoise carried his shell. Tain suspected the analogy might be more apt than intended.
No. Not really. " She settled down. " He unsaddled the roan and began rubbing him down. The mule wandered away, grazing. Rula watched without speaking. He was acutely conscious of her gaze. After ten minutes, she asked, "Where did you come from, Tain? " "I came from nowhere and I'm going nowhere, Rula. " "Nothing else? " "Tell me about the places you've been. " Tain smiled a thin, sad smile. There was that same awe and hunger that he heard from Steban. "I saw Escalon once, before it was destroyed.
An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat by Glen Cook