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 continuing kingdom of warfare. however the land is kingless not more, for the dozing King of legend, King Kelgrael, has been reawakened through the efforts of the valiant Band of Four:- Hawkril, a daring and courageous warrior proficient with nice energy and fortitude- Craer, the artful and smart thief- Sarasper, the discovered and clever healer and final yet now not least- woman Embra Silvertree, the magical girl of Jewels, a robust sorceressYet peace has no longer again. 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 strong warlord involves front to take regulate via army may possibly, whereas the diabolic minions of the Serpent stream into place for a climactic conflict that might scar the Band of 4 endlessly.
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Blackgult's the same rogue we've always known, wizards spell-slay as much as they ever did, our precious king took himself off into dreams again, and-what? " "Aye, that's truth," another man said. "Barons have been snatching at power and making war on other barons since my grandsire's day, and probably before that, too. " Guruld Luroan snarled. "What good are they? " He spat on the rushes and banged his tankard down, but Old Adbert turned around in his chair so swiftly he almost toppled over. " he barked angrily, startling men all over the dim taproom of the Glory.
Moving a safe distance away from the glowing fog of the drift spell, he cast another magic. "Go forth, my Melted. " Then he sighed, and added, "Even if your fellows haven't yet managed to slay four bumbling overdukes for me. " Corloun, of course, was far too dead to answer. "Desired," the wizard murmured to the darkness—and, as always, thought of Embra Silvertree. Bare and beautiful, as she'd been so often when he'd spied on her, that first summer while binding her to the castle. " Then he smiled again.
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. Three Above, but these barons treated themselves well! This rich, cherry-red Best Aluith from the Sheiryn uplands was like nuts and fire, warming the belly as much as it pleased the tongue.
A Dragon's Ascension (Band of Four, Book 3) by Ed Greenwood