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By David Gemmell

Because the Angostin conflict hordes surge over the Southern Borders of the Highlands, the bandit, Jarek Mace, and his good friend, the magicker and bard Owen Odell locate themselves in a rustic in determined desire of heroes. The invaders don't have any appreciate for individual or position, stealing and laying waste to every thing of their course. in the back of them evil sorcery is unleashed as a mad necromancer brings again to halflife the eons-dead Vampyre Kings. simply Mace has the braveness to face as much as the Angostins and the Undead: quickly he's hailed as a determine of delusion, the mythical Morningstar come to save lots of his humans once again. yet just one individual fairly is familiar with Mace: Odell recollects how the now well-known bandit used to be yet a thief and philanderer, who may as quickly reduce a handbag string or a throat for the cost of a meal. because the ultimate climactic conflict ways and unusual manifestations take place, Odell wonders which of the 2 Maces will triumph: the self-serving thief or the saviour of his humans, the Morningstar.

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Morningstar

Because the Angostin conflict hordes surge over the Southern Borders of the Highlands, the bandit, Jarek Mace, and his pal, the magicker and bard Owen Odell locate themselves in a rustic in determined desire of heroes. The invaders haven't any appreciate for individual or position, stealing and laying waste to every thing of their direction.

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Lord Verminaard had been an enormous human— standing nearly seven feet tall, big-boned, fleshy, and heavily muscled. “The mines,” suggested Grag. ” “The mines are outside the fortress walls. ” “You auraks can walk through air, or so I’ve heard,” Grag replied. ” “We walk the halls of magic, of time and space,” said Dray-yan reprovingly. “I could carry the bastard, I suppose, though he weighs a ton. Still, one must make sacrifices for the cause. I’ll dispose of him tonight. Now, tell me what’s going on in the fortress.

We have that meeting today with Elistan and the Seekers. I want you and your people to attend. ” Riverwind nodded but said nothing. “I know this is bad timing,” Tanis added ruefully. ” “From what you were saying, you have already decided we should stay,” said Riverwind. “Is that wise? ” “True,” said Tanis, “but the pass between here and Pax Tharkas is blocked by rocks and snow. The dragonarmy has better things to do than chase after us. They’re conquering nations. ” Riverwind turned his penetrating gaze full on Tanis.

The mines are outside the fortress walls. ” “You auraks can walk through air, or so I’ve heard,” Grag replied. ” “We walk the halls of magic, of time and space,” said Dray-yan reprovingly. “I could carry the bastard, I suppose, though he weighs a ton. Still, one must make sacrifices for the cause. I’ll dispose of him tonight. Now, tell me what’s going on in the fortress. ” “No,” said Grag, adding bluntly, “and they won’t be. Both Pyros and Flamestrike are dead. The fool dragons killed each other.

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