By Tanith Lee
An epic fable event of untamed creatures, enchanted landscapes, and noble destinies,
In a land of never-ending wintry weather, the excessive Magus Thryfe travels with haste to town of Ruk Kar to warn Vuldir, King Accessorate, of a transforming into strength of envy and darkness. considered one of Vuldir’s daughters, the seventeen-year-old Saphay, is to wed the Jafn chieftain Athluan, yet Thryfe foresees that the wedding will result in the destruction of all of the Ruk kings, their lineage, and their humans. brushing aside the magician’s ominous phrases, Saphay units off towards the East and her betrothed—only to satisfy disaster.
Athluan, Saphay’s husband-to-be, hears rumors of a blond maiden in royal outfits entombed in a towering pyramid of ice. it truly is Saphay, and he or she is alive. The royal marriage ceremony ensues and soon—perhaps too soon—Saphay turns into pregnant. As time is going on, the son she births will convey indicators of a divine and heroic destiny.
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After the winter, Rand thought, he probably considers Winternight excuse enough not to wait until tomorrow. “Tam,” the Mayor shouted as he hurried toward them. “The Light shine on me, it’s good to see you at last. And you, Rand. ” “Fine, Master al’Vere,” Rand said. ” But Bran’s attention was already back on Tam. “I was almost beginning to think you wouldn’t be bringing your brandy this year. ” “I’ve no liking for leaving the farm these days, Bran,” Tam replied. “Not with the wolves the way they are.
Perhaps she would not be there after all. Oddly, that possibility did not make him feel any better. 16 CHAPTER 2 Strangers W hen Rand and Mat carried the first barrels through the common room, Master al’Vere was already filling a pair of mugs with his best brown ale, his own make, from one of the casks cracked against one wall. Scratch, the inn’s yellow cat, crouched atop it with his eyes closed and his tail wrapped around his feet. Tam stood in front of the big fireplace of river rock, thumbing a long-stemmed pipe full of tabac from a polished canister the innkeeper always kept on the plain stone mantel.
My bones are too old for this wind. If you don’t mind, I’ll just see if Mistress al’Vere won’t fix me some mulled wine to take the chill off. Mayor. ” He was headed for the inn before he finished, and as the door swung shut behind him, Bran sighed. “Sometimes I think Nynaeve is right about . . Well, that’s not important now. You young fellows think for a minute. Everyone’s excited about the fireworks, true, and that’s only at a rumor. Think how they’ll be if the peddler doesn’t get here in time, after all their anticipating.
Cast a Bright Shadow (Lionwolf Trilogy, Book 1) by Tanith Lee