By David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
After devastating defeats and the utter annihilation of 2 armies, the hideous Vlagh nonetheless vows to invade the land of Dhrall. A voracious insectile overmind, she will breed thousands of squaddies in mere days or even evolve whole new species in precisely a week.At first, Dhrall's mortal defenders-a motley bunch of mercenaries, pirates, horse lords, and lone heroes just like the archer Longbow-are convinced they'll be triumphant back. such a lot at the moment are battle-hardened veterans, and the natives of Dhrall are fierce bison hunters and endure slayers, able to fight.But whereas the Vlagh's earlier servants have been monstrous, venomous, and senseless insects, it has now created excellent spies: new minions with a man's visual appeal and intelligence. Corrupted via the brokers of the Vlagh, the human tribes are quickly at one anothers' throats.Far, a ways worse for mortals is the truth that the Gods can now not be depended on. For, nearing the top in their 25,000 yr cycle, the Elder Gods are doddering towards senility and dementia. And t...
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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.
Crystal Gorge by David Eddings, Leigh Eddings