By Debra Doyle, James D. Macdonald
Galcen has fallen. the distance strength is damaged and scattered. the planets of the previous Republic are dashing to make peace with the successful Mages.
All that continues to be is mopping up. Minor information. A privateer or , a number of Adepts who stay alive and at the run, and the hereditary ruler of a dull planet.
Beka Rosselin-Metadi, the final Domina of misplaced Entibor, possesses little greater than a well-known identify and a recognized send. With them she needs to salvage what she will be able to from the wreckage of the Republic. Her enemies are too many to count number, her associates too few to make a distinction. she will be able to belief nobody other than herself, her crew--and the kin she ran clear of years before.
Beka has assets few suspect: a hidden base, an extended forgotten oath, and a lifeless man's legacy. yet she has difficulties besides; for in a universe long gone mad, neither neighbors nor enemies are all that they might seem.
A play that begun in treachery and blood years earlier than has reached its ultimate act. A damaged galaxy may be sundered ceaselessly, otherwise made whole.
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A breathless, crouching look came over her face. Her eyes went to slits. "Very well. Then prepare to fulfill the obligations of . " McKie said. He felt desperate. Why was she moving so fast? What was that faint whine in her voice? "Guests do not interfere," Abnethe said. " McKie said. " she countered. McKie heard the beginnings of many actions in that statement: hired operatives, gigantic sums spent as bribes, doctored agreements, treaties, stories planted with the visos on how this good and proud lady had been mistreated by her government, a wide enlistment of personal concern to justify -- what?
A lot of good that'll do me! the darkness said. Where is the weapon with which I enforce your bondage? You give it to me every time you open your mouth. -Laclac Riddle There was a moon, McKie realized. That glowing thing directly in front of him had to be a moon. The realization told him he'd been seeing the moon for some time, puzzling over it without being fully awake. The moon had lifted itself out of blackness above a paralyzed outline of primitive roofs. He was still in the village, then. The moon dangled there, incredibly close.
Everything sentient . . all gone. Dumb creatures which had never gone through a jumpdoor would remain. And winds, colors, floral perfumes, birdsong -- these would continue after the crystal shattering of sentiency. But the dreams would be gone, lost in that season of death. There would be a special kind of silence: no more beautiful speech strewn with arrows of meaning. Who could console the universe for such a loss? Presently he dropped his hands, said, "Is there somewhere you could take this .
By Honor Betray'd (Mageworlds, Book 3) by Debra Doyle, James D. Macdonald