By Ian Irvine
With this attractive and unique debut, Ian Irvine starts the saga of The View from the replicate, a super epic myth that opponents the works of Robert Jordan and J. V. Jones. "Once there have been 3 worlds, every one with its personal human race. Then, fleeing from out of the void got here a fourth race, the Charon. determined, at the fringe of extinction, they replaced the stability among the worlds forever..." the story of the Forbidding In precedent days the way in which among the Worlds was once shattered, leaving bands of Aachim, Faellem, and Charon trapped with the previous people of Santhenar. Now Llian, a Chronicler of the good stories, uncovers a 3,000-year-old mystery too lethal to be revealed-while Karan, a tender delicate, is forced by way of honor to adopt a deadly undertaking. Neither can think they'll quickly meet as hunted fugitives, snared within the machinations of immortals, the vengeance of warlords, and the magics of strong mancers. For the swelling deluge of a millennial warfare is emerging, negative as a tsunami, able to solid torrents of sorcery and devastation around the land...
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He laughed hollowly. “I won’t give him the satisfaction. ” That night he spread the story of his ill-treatment, though not the reason for it, and told a bawdy tale or two in a student’s inn down by the river. Llian’s treatment was unprecedented, arousing the sympathy of all but the most ardent Zain-haters. He passed his cap around at the end and it sagged most cheerfully when it came back, so Llian spent the better part of it buying drinks for all his new friends and mentally damning Wistan. The Histories were more than a profession to him—they were an obsession, and there was little that he would not do to feed that obsession; to track down the last fragment of a tale.
Consumed by this thought, Llian forgot all about Wistan’s caution. ” cried his friend Thandiwe, a tall handsome student. She and Llian had been friends for years, and occasionally lovers too. She was pointing toward the horizon. “A new star. That’s an omen if ever I saw one. ” Llian’s gaze followed her finger. It was not a star at all, but a nebula, for it had a definite shape. A dark-red blotch that he had never seen before, like a tiny spider. Suddenly Llian felt cold though it was a warm summer’s night.
Wistan was a study in indecision. The telling had been a marvelous one, but it threatened everything he had ever worked for. Then the assembled masters forced his hand. They gave a great cry as of one throat, surged forward, bore Llian up and carried him across the stage in triumph. The whole room was laughing and crying, cheering and throwing their hats in the air. Nothing like this had ever happened before. Wistan followed them reluctantly. As they swayed across the room toward the exit, Llian caught sight of the red-haired woman again, staring at him.
A Shadow on the Glass (The View from the Mirror, #1) by Ian Irvine