By Ed Greenwood
Aglirta is named the Kingless Land. as soon as a filthy rich and peaceable river valley, it has fallen into lawlessness, and its feuding baronies are engaged in a relentless nation of warfare. however the land is kingless not more, for the slumbering King of legend, King Kelgrael, has been reawakened by means of the efforts of the valiant Band of Four:- Hawkril, a daring and courageous warrior proficient with nice energy and fortitude- Craer, the artful and shrewdpermanent thief- Sarasper, the discovered and clever healer and final yet no longer least- woman Embra Silvertree, the paranormal woman of Jewels, a strong sorceressYet peace has now not lower back. within the Kingless Land, excessive magic and wizard kings stood within the approach, whereas within the Vacant Throne, civil wars and backstabbing barons resisted the recovery of order. Now, a robust warlord involves front to take regulate via army may well, whereas the diabolic minions of the Serpent circulation into place for a climactic conflict that might scar the Band of 4 without end.
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My Dwaer is gone. I'm sure you'll tell me how and who took it, but leave that for later. The echoes of recently spun spells are so strong around us here that it's like having men shouting different battle cries into my ears whilst standing shoulder-to-shoulder in some small robing room. Let's get ourselves to Flowfoam. " She rose again, took two careful paces along the road, turned, stepped delicately over a sprawled body, and blurted, "I feel—naked without it. As if it's a part of me, something I was meant to have.
Their sighs came more or less in unison. The procurer took a dancing step forward, then wheeled to face Raulin and Hawkril. Spreading his hands, Craer said in sudden exasperation, "Whatis it about Aglirta? We ride along on a nice bright day dealing with one nice, tidy little mystery—and suddenly wizards are dropping out of the trees and the sky and the Three know where else, and lads want to join us, and doom bids fair to fall on us all in moments—" Raulin held up a hand again for silence. Glowering, Craer granted it with a "pray proceed" gesture.
Eat and drink heartily! " He raised his goblet in salute. "This is your feast now, and your castle. In Bloodblade's Aglirta—yes, the rumors are true, may we always meet in pleasant peace—there'll be no more such bejewelled parasites bleeding you white with taxes. " The faint echoes of distant, drunken singing came to him. The man who called himself Bloodblade smiled faintly, and went to find the errant open window. When he found it, amid all the fine paneling, tapestries, and gleaming statuettes, he drew it firmly down to shut out the sounds of revelry, murmured, "The feast is well advanced, indeed," and retrieved his goblet of wine.
A Dragon's Ascension (Band of Four, Book 3) by Ed Greenwood