By Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

ISBN-10: 0307484246

ISBN-13: 9780307484246

On steamy Pryan, endless sun and considerable rain have created a jungle so significant that people and elves reside excessive within the bushes and simply dwarves stay at any place close to the floor. From the treetops the aristocratic elves promote guns to the opposite races, whose incessant battle sends a gentle steam of gains and crucial assets skyward. Now, generations of dissent and race hatred won't heal -- now not even less than the specter of annihilation by the hands of mythical Titans. Armed with little greater than their wits and prophecy, an elf, a human, and a dwarf needs to unite to aim to avoid wasting the realm from destruction.

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A few books referred to her; she was said to be the deified daughter of a Mayan nobleman. So they said. I have found books to be completely unreliable when it comes to identifying the shadows that I meet in the ruins. With half-closed eyes, I leaned my head against the stone behind me and watched her go. A modern psychiatrist—that shaman sans rattle and incense—would say that Zuhuy-kak was wish fulfillment and hallucination, brought on by stress, spicy food, aguardiente. If pressed, he might say, with waving of hands, that Zuhuy-kak—and the less talkative shadows that haunt me—are aspects of 38 myself.

I did not know what to say. Shadows do not talk to me. “I stopped to rest,” I said carefully. ” She was a shape in the darkness, no more than that. I could make out no details. She laughed, a soft low sound like water pouring from a jug. “Peace is not so easy to find. ” 35 “I know this place,” I said sharply, resenting this shadow for claiming I did not know a place that I considered my own. ” She stood motionless for a moment, her head cocked a little to one side. “So you think you belong here, shadow?

The liquor did not stop the noise in my head, but the buzz of the alcohol helped drown out the nagging voices that told me about how badly I was behaving, about how ashamed my father would be to see me. I turned on the television and idly flipped from station to station, never lingering beyond the first commercial, until only one station remained on the air, playing old movies until dawn. I sat in my father’s easy chair and watched a pretty blond actress argue with a craggy-faced man. I knew, without seeing the rest of the movie, that the argument would come to nothing.

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