By Glen Cook
Glen cook dinner has been heralded because the godfather of recent heroic fable; his effect at the style is unquestionable. yet lengthy prior to Garrett, P.I., ahead of The Instrumentalities of the evening, ahead of The Black corporation, there has been The Dread Empire... The Dread Empire, a gritty international of larger-than-life plots, nation-shattering clash, maddening magic, unfamiliar beings, and uncooked, fallacious 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 unending wilderness lands of Hammad al Nakir, from besieged Kavelin to amazing Shinshan, the Empire Unacquainted with Defeat, with its fearless, masked infantrymen, referred to as the Demon Guard...
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Torfin Hakesson," the youth offered. " "Tain. " A slight smile crossed Torfin's lips. " "Just passing through. Kleckla needed help with his house. I have the skills. " Torfin nodded. "You're the man with the big roan? " Tain smiled. "And I you. Several times. " "My father chose a losing cause. I drifted. The Baron offered me work. " "I've heard that Trolledyngjans are terse. " "Much the same. " "No. " "I thought so myself, once. I still do, in a way. " "A sad truth. " "No. Just patrolling. Watering the horse.
Man bearded. " Toma sublimated anger by scattering hay. "He didn't have horns. " There was a lot to learn, Tain thought. This was an odd land, not like the quiet, mercantile Iwa Skolovda he had studied at home. He considered the little barn. Its builders had possessed no great skill. He doubted that it was two years old, yet it was coming apart. "Might as well go eat. It isn't much. " "Ah. Mutton. " Responding to Toma's surprise, "Mutton is rare at home. Only the rich eat it. Us common soldiers made do with grain and pork.
She smiled back. "Maybe you'd better sleep here. " "I'll be all right. " "Old habits die hard. " He paused at the door. " He ducked into the night. Misty raindrops kissed his cheeks. A rising wind quarreled with itself in the grove. He performed the Soldier's Ritual, then lay back on the straw pallet he had fashioned. But sleep wouldn't come. VIII The roan quivered between his knees as they descended the hill. It wasn't because of the wind and cold rain. The animal sensed the excitement and uncertainty of its rider.
An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat by Glen Cook