By Joe Abercrombie
Sour and cruel struggle is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and hazardous and the Union military, break up by means of politics and hamstrung by way of incompetence, is completely unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. missing adventure, education, and every so often even guns the military is scarcely built to repel Bethod's scouts, not to mention the cream of his forces. within the heat-ravaged south the Gurkish are massing to attack the town of Dagoska, defended by way of Inquisitor Glokta. the town is braced for the inevitable defeat and bloodbath to come back, arrangements are made to make the Gurkish pay for each inch of land . . . yet a plot is festering handy town to its beseigers with no struggle, and the former Inquisitor of Dagoska vanished with out hint. Threatened from inside of and with no town, Glokta wishes solutions, and he wishes them quickly. And to the east a small band of malefactors go back and forth to the sting of the realm to reclaim a tool from background - a Seed, hidden for generations - with super harmful strength. a tool that can positioned a finish to warfare, to the military of Eaters within the South, to the invasion of Shanka from the North - yet provided that it may be discovered, and provided that its energy should be managed . . .
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It was like fumbling your way in the dark. The truth was, he admitted, that he was irritated. Not only about the Aiel, about not being told of this meeting until this morning. He had not been told where they were going, either, until he was taken aside by Coiren Sedai, the Gray sister who led the Aes Sedai. Elaida had been closemouthed and imperious when she was his mother’s advisor in Caemlyn; since being raised to the Amyrlin Seat she made the old Elaida seem open and warm. No doubt she had pressured him to form this escort as much to get him away from Tar Valon as for any other reason.
You’ll have heard of Cairhien? ” Gawyn nodded, and he went on. “Well, now he’s taken Andor. Most of it, anyway. Their queen’s dead. Some say he’ll take the whole world before—” The man cut off with a strangled yelp before Gawyn realized he had seized the fellow’s lapels. “Queen Morgase is dead? Speak, man! ” Tesen rolled his eyes looking for help, but he spoke, and quickly. “That’s what they say, my Lord. Old Mil don’t know, but he thinks it so. Everybody says it, my Lord. Everybody says this Dragon did it.
We served them before the Breaking, and failed them; that is why we were sent to the Three-fold Land. ” That was what everyone believed; it was part of the old tales, almost part of custom. Sevanna was not so sure. These Aes Sedai looked weak and foolish to 43 LORD OF CHAOS her, traveling with a few hundred men for escort through lands where the true Aiel, the Shaido, could smother them with thousands. “A new day has come,” she said sharply, repeating part of one of her speeches to the Wise Ones.