By Barbara Hambly
While Rhion the banker's son met the grasp Wizard Jaldis, Jaldis stated, "Come." Rhion got here, leaving every thing in the back of to respond to the decision in his blood. and during lengthy years of drudgery and persecution, he had no regrets. hence he grew to become a wizard.
A noble burned out Jaldis' eyes to thrill a few god; Rhion made magic glasses so he may possibly see. jointly, they opened the darkish good to the Abyss among universes, and a cry for aid got here from an international that had misplaced all magic. may perhaps that ensue to their global? notwithstanding compelled to escape back, Jaldis was resolute to arrive that global throughout the Abyss, to aid and to discover how the magic used to be lost.
Rhion had nightmares over that. Jaldis was once blind with out magic. Rhion couldn't enable him pass on my own. but the Abyss terrorized Rhion. Guided in basic terms by means of a voice with out magic, they may land at the fallacious global or go with the flow without end within the hell of the void. and the way may well they ever return?
The inspiration made Rhion shudder to the depths of his soul. but he was once convinced that sometime the nightmare needs to come precise!
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Plomelgus Baths, the little square was like a deep cistern full of shadow, only the tiny brick-and-iron shrine of St. Plomelgus—a demi-god of the Thismé cult—catching the wan starlight on the iron spikes of its roof. His hands shaking with panic, Rhion forced his mind to calm as he drew the sigils for a spell of misleading on the shrine itself, the corner of the baths, the corner timbers of a tenement house. The Lady, the Fool, the Dancer at the Heart of the World... runes twined together, calling into themselves and radiating forth, in their proper combination, the certainty that one turned right instead of left, that Goat Lane was in fact the street which led to the Black Pig; a line of light stretched across the mouth of Cod Alley, glowing visible for a moment, then sinking back into the air.
He was using all his strength, all his attention, to see. He could seldom operate both eyes and voice at the same time, much less call unseasonable weather conditions like fog in winter, even when he was rested—certainly not in the exhausted aftermath of working with the Dark Well. Instead he had been saying good-bye to his books. Scared as he was, Rhion could not feel anger. The Grand Demonary had been given Jaldis by his own old master Xiranthe, Archmage of the Morkensik Order for forty years, who had gotten it from hers—it was one of the few which had escaped the High King’s men.
The sixth rune, of caring and giving and duality, of two voices blending in harmony, and of the warmth closed in between two hands. The fifteenth, ugly and dark, the rune of obsession that chains the will and blurs the senses, sculpting reality to what one wishes it to be. And all the while the woman sat across from him, gazing with those huge, affrighted eyes, or glancing nervously back into the lights and laughter of the common room as if she feared that among the dock workers and fishwives gathered there she’d see one of her fashionable friends, someone who’d recognize her and tell.
The Rainbow Abyss by Barbara Hambly