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New PDF release: A Fortress in Shadow

By Glen Cook

ISBN-10: 1597801003

ISBN-13: 9781597801003

As soon as a potent country reigned, yet now all is chaos. within the enormous reaches of the barren region, a tender heretic escapes yes loss of life and embarks on a venture of insanity and glory. he's El Murid - the Disciple - who vows to carry order, prosperity, and righteousness to the barren region humans of Hammad al Nakir. After 4 lengthy centuries, El Murid is the savior who's destined to construct a brand new empire from the blood his enemies. yet all isn't really because it turns out, and the sinister forces pulling the strings of empire come into the sunshine. Who and what lies in the back of El Murid's imaginative and prescient of a desolate tract empire?

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Mustaf started toward the doorway. Al Assad shook his head sadly. They were going to dicker like merchants while a boy lay dying. He departed in disgust, taking himself to his cell. Within the hour he surrendered to the embrace of the Dark Lady. Micah wakened suddenly, rational, intuiting that a long time had passed. His last clear memory was of walking beside his father as their caravan began the last league to El Aquila. Shouts . . a blow . . pain . . reminiscences of madness. There had been an ambush.

We've still got tens of thousands of ghouls, kobolds or whatnot lurking in subterranean cities desperate for the next foolish adventurer. Dwarves in mountains and elves in forests. Yet, increasingly, we're seeing trope-smashing writers in the genre, the Paul Kearneys, Tim Lebbons, Scott Bakkers, all of whom—consciously or not—are treading in the wake of Glen Cook. Kudos for Night Shade Books for reviving this extraordinary series, and as for asking me for an introduction to the second volume of the Dread Empire series, well, I never imagined I would ever find myself in such a situation.

He tried lifting the stone. He did not have the strength. "Here. " Nassef nudged him aside. In the process he tore his sleeve on a thorn of a scraggly desert bush. "Oh. " "All right! " He heaved on the rock. " Together they heaved the stone onto its back. " El Murid gently extracted the amulet from the rocky soil, brushing dirt from its delicate golden wristlet. The stone glowed even in the brilliant morning sun. "The angel gave it to me. " Nassef was impressed, though he seemed more troubled than elated.

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