By Patrick W. Carr
The destiny of the dominion Awaits the solid of Stones
In the backwater village of Callowford, roustabout Errol Stone is enlisted via a church messenger arriving with pressing missives for the hermit priest within the hills. longing for coin, Errol concurs to what he thinks could be a simple job, yet quickly unearths himself hunted via lethal assassins. compelled to escape with the priest and a small band of tourists, Errol quickly learns he's joined a quest that can swap the destiny of his kingdom.
Protected for millennia by means of the heirs of the 1st king, the kingdom's dynasty nears its finish and the choice of the hot king begins—but in mystery and shadow. As possibility mounts, Errol needs to depart at the back of the stains and griefs of the previous, learn how to struggle, and become aware of who's searching him and his partners and the way some distance they're going to visit cease the analyzing of the stones.
This fast paced fable debut set in a medieval global is a winner. either major and secondary characters are absolutely drawn and endearing, and Errol's transformation from drunkard to hero is easily plotted. Carr is a promising CF writer to observe. lovers of epic Christian fantasies will get pleasure from getting to know a brand new voice.
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They got lots of gold. From Cairhien. And they don’t bother peddlers. ” Gawyn forbore asking why, if the Aiel in Cairhien made such good trading, the man was not heading south. “What news of the world, Master Tesen? ” “Oh, big doings southward, my Lord. You’ll have heard of Cairhien? ” Gawyn nodded, and he went on. “Well, now he’s taken Andor. Most of it, anyway. Their queen’s dead. Some say he’ll take the whole world before—” The man cut off with a strangled yelp before Gawyn realized he had seized the fellow’s lapels.
Sweeping a lace handkerchief from the lace-fringed sleeve of his yellow silk coat, he dabbed delicately at his face, then tossed it aside. A servant in gold-and-red livery quickly snatched it from the graveled walk and faded into the background again: another liveried man laid a fresh replacement in the King’s hand to be tucked up his sleeve. Ailron did not acknowledge it, of course, or even appear to notice. “These fellows usually manage to keep everything alive till spring, but I may lose a few this winter.
Youth was no detriment. They had held a small ceremony only a week past for the first whiskers Benji Dalfor had ever shaved that were not fuzz, and he bore a scar across his cheek from the Tower fighting. The Aes Sedai had been too busy for Healing in the days right after Siuan Sanche was deposed as Amyrlin. She might still be Amyrlin if the Younglings had not faced many of their former teachers and bested them in the halls of the Tower. ” Hal Moir asked. He was two years 36 Prologue: The First Message older than Jisao, and like many who did not wear the silver tower, he regretted not having been there.