By Glen Cook
As soon as a potent country reigned, yet now all is chaos. within the enormous reaches of the wasteland, a tender heretic escapes definite demise and embarks on a project of insanity and glory. he's El Murid - the Disciple - who vows to deliver order, prosperity, and righteousness to the barren region humans of Hammad al Nakir. After 4 lengthy centuries, El Murid is the savior who's destined to construct a brand new empire from the blood his enemies. yet all isn't really because it turns out, and the sinister forces pulling the strings of empire come into the sunshine. Who and what lies at the back of El Murid's imaginative and prescient of a wilderness empire?
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It's yours, Mustaf. All yours. " Mustaf was surprised. "Micah—" "I am El Murid now. Micah al Rhami is no more. He was a boy who died in the desert. " El Murid was surprised that there could be any doubt. "For the sake of the friendship I bore your father, hear me now. Do not pursue this path. " "I must, Mustaf. " "I should restrain you. I will not. May the ghost of your father forgive me. " Next morning El Murid again taught beneath the palms. He spoke with passion, of the scarcely restrained wrath of God losing all patience with his Chosen's neglect of their duties.
Some were younger than he. " He turned to the chieftain of the el Habib. "Mustaf, I offer my apologies. " "You preach war. " "Against the unbeliever. The heathen nations that rebelled against the Empire. Not brother against brother. " He glanced at the young people. He was startled to see several girls among them. "Nor sister against brother, nor son against father. " Mustaf shook his head. "I suspect you mean well. " "El Murid. " "Contention will be your traveling companion, Micah. And your travels have begun.
Riders awaited him. His mount sank to its haunches to avoid a collision. El Murid tumbled off. He rolled across the hard earth and scrambled for cover. He had no weapon. He had trusted in the protection of the Lord. . He began praying. Hooves thundered down the defile. Men shouted. Steel rang on steel. Someone moaned. Then it ended. "Come out, Micah," someone shouted into the ensuing silence. He peeped between boulders. He saw two riderless horses and two bodies lying on the stony earth. Nassef loomed over them on a big black stallion.
A Fortress in Shadow by Glen Cook