Athyra by Steven Brust

By Steven Brust

Vlad Taltos, sorcerer, someday witch, and previous murderer, and his devoted jhereg tackle the largest hitters of the home of the Jhereg.

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Twice, in fact. ” Savn started to speak, stopped, and considered. ” Vlad laughed. “Well taken. ” “Oh. ” The Easterner took another sip of his wine, set the cup down, closed his eyes, and, after a long moment, said, “There is a high cliff over the Lower Brownclay. ” He blinked. “Many, all along the walls of the cliff. ” “I knew about the valley because I saw it, earlier today, and the river. As for the caves, I didn’t know; I guessed. ” Vlad nodded. ” “Loraan was—excuse me—is a wizard, and one who has studied necromancy.

He noticed Speaker standing a little bit away, frowning, and not far away was Lova, who Savn knew was Fin’s friend, but he didn’t see Fin. He returned to his own wagon while behind him Master Wag called for someone to drive him and the body back to his home. ” asked Polyi as he climbed up next to her, among the supplies. “I mean, I know it’s a body, but—” “Hush,” said Maener, and shook the reins. Savn didn’t say anything; he just watched the scene until they went around a corner and it was lost to sight.

Well, okay, so he didn’t kill him with the sword. ” “I don’t know,” said Savn. “Heh. If it is, I’ll—” Savn didn’t find out what Coral was prepared to do in case of a coincidence, because he broke off in mid-sentence, staring over Savn’s shoulder toward the door. Savn turned, and at that moment all conversation in the room abruptly stopped. Standing in the doorway was the Easterner, apparently quite at ease, wrapped in a cloak that was as grey as death. Chapter Three I will not marry a loudmouth Speaker, I will not marry a loudmouth Speaker, He’d get haughty and I’d get meeker.

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