By Christopher Stasheff
The medieval planet of Maltroit looks repeating Earth's bloody heritage within the worst attainable demeanour. it is as much as the Rogue Wizard to offer the downtrodden a crash path in democracy, so ahead of you could say "Magna Carta," he is bent the process historical past by way of instructing the nobles the rudiments of democracy, and education the peasants within the fundamentals of radical politics.
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It seemed unbelievable, but in the month he had been hiding in the wastelands, he had come to realize that life sometimes did play tricks like this. A week since anyone worth robbing had come along that trail, and the food from the last one had run out two days before, two days in which he had eaten nothing but the little rodents who burrowed around his hill, and the occasional hawk who came to prey upon them. Now, in a sudden embarrassment of riches, there came three at once, two from the east and one from the west!
Coll was all the more flabbergasted. Surely they were crazed! Surely there could not truly be a land where plowmen lived to be sixty! A lord might live that long, but surely not a serf-and to still look youthful at thirty-five? Impossible! A similar thought seemed to have occurred to Gar, because he turned and asked, "I had thought you were in your thirties, Coll. " Coll stared, wondering if he should take of-. fense. " Gar sat gazing at him for a minute, then nodded and turned his face back to the road.
So Count Ekhain tried to take them, and Earl Insol fought him off," Gar interpreted. " Coll stared. " Gar murmured. " Dirk prodded. Coll shrugged. " Gar nodded toward the nearest field, where a grey-headed man with a white beard wrestled with a share. A boy ran along beside the beast's head with a switch, shouting at the animal now and again to keep it in a straight line. " Coll replied. "All the young men and the fathers are away at war. " Gar shuddered. " Coll shrugged again. " Gar turned to stare at him.
A Wizard In War: The Third Chronicle of the Magnus D'Armand, Rogue Wizard (Chronicles of the Rogue Wizard) by Christopher Stasheff