By Mercedes Lackey
Mags returns to the Collegium, yet there are combined feelings—his included—about him truly ultimate there. not anyone doubts that he's and will be a usher in, yet he's afraid that his mere presence goes to incite extra hazard correct within the middle of Valdemar. The heads of the Collegia are afraid that coming again to his identified hang-out goes to provide him much less security than if he went into hiding. each person comes to a decision that going in different places is the answer for now. So for the reason that he's going elsewhere—why now not go back to where he was once present in the 1st position and search for clues? and those that are closest to him, and can supply secondary ambitions, are going alongside. With usher in Jadrek, usher in Kylan (the Weaponsmaster's selected successor), and his acquaintances endure, Lena, and Amily, they head for the Bastion, the hidden spot within the hills that had as soon as been the headquarters of a robust band of raiders that had held him and his mom and dad prisoner. yet what they locate isn't really what someone anticipated.
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The wood’s too silent,” the old forester was saying. “No frogs near that river, no owls in the dark. ” “Them teeth of yours sound pretty dead,” said Hake. Dywen clacked his wooden teeth. “No wolves neither. There was, before, but no more. ” “Someplace warm,” said Chett. Of the dozen odd brothers who sat by the fire, four were his. He gave each one a hard squinty look as he ate, to see if any showed signs of breaking. Dirk seemed calm enough, sitting silent and sharpening his blade, the way he did every night.
A moment later he spied her again, pulling herself from the water at the base of the bluff. She waded through a shallow pool, scrambled over some rocks, and began to climb. Ser Cleos goggled, mouth open. Fool, thought Jaime. “Ignore the wench,” he snapped at his cousin. ” They could see the sail moving behind the trees. The river galley came into full view at the top of the cutoff, twenty-five yards behind. Her bow swung hard as she came around, and a half-dozen arrows took flight, but all went well wide.
In times of peace, they would have encountered fisherfolk in their skiffs, grain barges being poled downstream, merchants selling needles and bolts of cloth from floating shops, perhaps even a gaily painted mummer’s boat with quilted sails of half a hundred colors, making its way upriver from village to village and castle to castle. But the war had taken its toll. They sailed past villages, but saw no villagers. An empty net, slashed and torn and hanging from some trees, was the only sign of fisherfolk.