By Glen Cook
Across the mountains referred to as the Dragon's the teeth, past the nippiness achieve of the Werewind and the fires of the world's starting, above the partitions of the fortress Fangdred, stands Windtower. From this lonely maintain the megastar Rider calls forth the warfare that even wizards dread, fought for a woman's hundred-lifetime love. a lady referred to as Nepanthe, princess to the Stormkings…
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Soon shoots sprouted. Varth helped with the weeding, planted stakes for the tomatoes, and threw stones at birds threatening the melons. The old woman thought he would make a fine farmer some day. He seemed to have a love for tending life. When summer came and the melons fattened, the tomatoes reddened, and the squash grew into green clubs, Varth helped with the harvesting, packing, and the loading of Royal's wagon. The old woman opposed his return to Ilkazar, but Royal thought he had forgotten.
The youth brought a brand. The master touched it to the faggots. The woman stared at her feet as if without comprehending what was happening. And the child kept crying. The farmer, with a peasant's rough kindness, carried the boy away, comforting him, taking him where he wouldn't hear. Soon he stopped moaning and seemed to have resigned himself to this cruel whim of Fate. The old man dropped him to the cobbled street, but didn't release his hand. He had known his own sorrows, and knew loss must be soothed lest it become festering hatred.
She demanded. She was certain she sounded terrified. But, if she did, he gave no sign of having noticed. He waited with the merest hint of a curious expression. "Let's listen," she decided. They went to the window and stood, but could hear little over the laughter of the crowd-though Nepanthe thought she heard her name spoken several times. " Rolf chuckled as he leaned on the windowsill. " He smiled. "Indeed. Iwa Skolovda's needed him for a long time. " "Who is he? " "There you've got me. Ladyship.
A Shadow of All Night Falling (Dread Empire) by Glen Cook