By David Dalglish
From USA Today bestselling writer David Dalglish
The Underworld principles the town of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins... they worry just one guy.
In e-book number 1 of the Shadowdance sequence, Thren Felhorn is the best murderer of his time. all of the thieves' guilds of town are less than his unflinching keep watch over. If he has his means, demise will quickly spill out from the shadows and into the streets.
Aaron is Thren's son, expert to be inheritor to his father's legal empire. He's chilly, ruthless - every thing an murderer will be. but if Aaron dangers his lifestyles to guard a priest's daughter from his personal guild, he glimpses an international past piston, daggers, and the iron rule of his father.
Assassin or protector; each selection has its consequences.
Fantasy writer David Dalglish spins a story of retribution and darkness, and an underworld attaining for final power.
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Her warrior escorts dragged her back. Three more warriors held down Klaars as the healer knelt with a cloth and bound the spurting stump. He placed a stick in the rag and twisted it until the tourniquet shut off the blood flow. 28 Fancis Lebaron Orim fought the warriors who hauled her away. She stared in horror at Klaars's maimed body. "No! You monster! " Is-Shada was suddenly there, wrapping Orim in a tight embrace. Even as the warriors pinned Orim's arms, the young woman held her tightly, patting her back and whispering soothingly in her ear.
I said due ceremony—" "In Mercadia, we do not bury our trash, we dump it," came the bland reply. "They aren't garbage! " Gerrard shouted, struggling against his chains. A trident jabbed beneath his neck, piercing shallowly. Gerrard stilled to keep the points from digging deeper. " the captain sniffed. "Your shackles would say otherwise. No, the bargain is good. The wounded are treated. The dead are disposed of. There is no more cause for delay. " ***** The procession wound across the land to the north.
A donkey might like your wine," Gerrard agreed. More shouts indecipherable, more threats, more bluster... Gerrard leaned conspiratorially toward the captain of the guard to whisper in his ear (in fact, he extended shackled hands to Atalla, who quickly tried key after key). " Giving an inarticulate cry of rage, the captain raised his trident to skewer the merchant. Metal lanced downward. The wine seller squealed and rolled back on his round haunch. The shackles fell from Gerrard's wrists. He snatched the trident in the air before it could fall and brought its butt swinging about.
A Dance of Cloaks (Shadowdance, Book 1) by David Dalglish