By Lynn Flewelling
With the Leran possibility laid to leisure, Alec and Seregil at the moment are in a position to flip their realization to the traditional evil which threatens their land. The Plenimarans, at warfare with Skalans, have determined to defeat their historic enemy via elevating up the useless God, Seriamaius. The early makes an attempt at this reincarnation--masterminded through the sinister Duke Mardus and his sorcerous minion Vargul Ashnazai--once left Seregil in a sorcerous coma. Now, an historic prophecy issues to his carrying on with function within the quest to forestall Mardus in his dread purpose.
Seregil's pal and Mentor, the wizard Nysander, has lengthy been the mum or dad of a dangerous mystery. In a mystery, silver-lined room hidden good underneath the Oreska, he has served for many of his three hundred years because the keeper of a nondescript clay cup. yet this cup, mixed with a crystal crown and a few wood disks, varieties the Helm of Seriamaius, and any mortal wearing the reconstructed Helm turns into the incarnation of the god on earth.
Nysander holds the cup and Mardus the wood disks--one of which was once chargeable for Seregil's coma--but the crown needs to nonetheless be situated. Threatened less than soreness of demise through Nysander to maintain his quest a mystery even from his dependable better half, Alec, Seregil is dispatched to discover the final lacking piece of the Helm in order that he and Nysander can damage it. yet this is often merely the start of 1 of his deadliest trips ever, for the prophecy additionally holds that 4 will come jointly in a time of darkness, and steadily all that Seregil values is put in danger as he, Alec, Nysander and Micum are drawn right into a lethal net of terror and intrigue.
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The coloured lanterns—rose, amber, eco-friendly, and white—glowed softly throughout the mist, each one colour signifying what kind of companionship used to be to be had inside of. Rose intended ladies for males, he knew, and white used to be ladies for ladies; amber intended a home for girls, too, however the prostitutes there have been male. such a lot enigmatic of all, even if, used to be the golf green lantern, signifying male partners for male buyers. Worse but, a few homes confirmed numerous colours instantaneously. There’s no cause to be frightened, he inspiration as he crossed to the arch. in spite of everything, his outfits have been presentable, his handbag was once heavy, and because of Ylinestra, he wasn’t thoroughly green. As his buddies by no means appeared to tire of declaring, he used to be of age for such diversions. there has been no damage in exactly looking round, besides. not anything incorrect with being curious. As ordinary, the road used to be busy. Riders on smooth horses and carriages showing the blazons of noble homes and filthy rich retailers clattered prior as he strolled alongside, taking a look with new eyes on the institutions displaying the crimson lantern. teams of wealthy younger revelers far and wide, their boisterous laughter echoing within the darkness. a lady donning the uniform of the Queen’s family safeguard was once bidding a lingering goodbye to a half-dressed guy in a doorway underneath an amber lamp as he handed. round the corner, a well-heeled sea captain and several other of his males burst from one condominium displaying the rose gentle and, after a moment’s session, stormed off around the highway to at least one with a eco-friendly. lighting fixtures glowed in approximately each window; muffled laughter and lines of song drifted all over, including to the festive suppose of where. It happened to him as he walked alongside that the colour of a lantern used to be no longer much to head on for this sort of choice. without doubt Seregil can have instructed a number of most probably areas, yet that wasn’t a lot strong to him now. eventually, he settled on a home close to the center of the road for no larger cause than that he beloved the carvings at the door. simply as he used to be approximately to move in, although, a door swung open around the road and a gaggle of younger males spilled out in a flood of sunshine and tune. a guy was once making a song inside of, and the voice stopped Alec in his tracks. The transparent, lilting tenor was once unmistakably Seregil’s. “Yellow as gold, the hair in your pillow, eco-friendly as chilly emeralds, your eyes. pricey because the moon, the price of your favors, yet helpful, the sound of your sighs. ” good, good! So right here you're, inspiration Alec. and also you found out that final line, too. pondering what position his good friend used to be taking part in this night, he crossed the road and moved quickly up the steps and into the spacious vestibule past. In his haste, he collided with a tall, handsomely dressed guy simply contained in the door. “Good evening,” he exclaimed, catching Alec frivolously by means of the shoulders to regular himself. His hair used to be streaked with silver, yet his lengthy, good-looking face used to be younger as he smiled down on Alec. “Excuse me, I wasn’t having a look the place i used to be going,” Alec apologized. “No damage performed. I’m regularly joyful to satisfy a person so apprehensive to go into my apartment.