By Glen Cook
Glen cook dinner has been heralded because the godfather of contemporary heroic fable; his impact at the style is unquestionable. yet lengthy earlier than Garrett, P.I., ahead of The Instrumentalities of the evening, earlier than The Black corporation, there has been The Dread Empire... The Dread Empire, a gritty international of larger-than-life plots, nation-shattering clash, maddening magic, unfamiliar beings, and uncooked, improper heroes, all proven throughout the filter out of Cook's inimitable war-correspondent prose. The Dread Empire, spanning from the top peaks of the Dragon's the teeth to the unending barren region lands of Hammad al Nakir, from besieged Kavelin to amazing Shinshan, the Empire Unacquainted with Defeat, with its fearless, masked infantrymen, referred to as the Demon Guard...
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All those thousands who wept on hearing the distant mutter of drums—what would they think, learning that a soldier of the Dread Empire suffered fears and uncertainties too? "You may as well come out," he called gently. A boy was watching him from the brushy brookside down to his right. " Tain hoped he had chosen the right language. He wasn't sure where he had exited the Dragon's Teeth. The peaks to the north, he reasoned, should be the Kratchnodians. That meant he would be in the part of Shara butting against East Heatherland.
Shara had always been a frontier. Similar structures dotted the west. Ilkazar's advance could be chronicled by their architectural styles. IX Toma was in a foul mood next morning. Toma was suffering from more than a hangover. Come mid-morning he abandoned his tools, donned a jacket and collected his staff. He strode off toward the village. He had hardly vanished when Rula joined Tain. "Thanks for last night," she said. Tain spread his hands in an "it was nothing" gesture. " He averted his gaze shyly.
I have the skills. " Torfin nodded. "You're the man with the big roan? " Tain smiled. "And I you. Several times. " "My father chose a losing cause. I drifted. The Baron offered me work. " "I've heard that Trolledyngjans are terse. " "Much the same. " "No. " "I thought so myself, once. I still do, in a way. " "A sad truth. " "No. Just patrolling. Watering the horse. " He jerked his head toward the house. " The youth eyed the stead. " "Some. " "Yes. He hasn't made much headway since Mikla left. Well, good-day, Tain.
An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat by Glen Cook