By David Dalglish
From USA Today bestselling writer David Dalglish
The Underworld ideas town of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins... they worry just one guy.
In publication no 1 of the Shadowdance sequence, Thren Felhorn is the best murderer of his time. all of the thieves' guilds of the town are lower than his unflinching keep an eye on. If he has his approach, loss of life will quickly spill out from the shadows and into the streets.
Aaron is Thren's son, knowledgeable to be inheritor to his father's felony empire. He's chilly, ruthless - every thing an murderer can be. but if Aaron dangers his existence to guard a priest's daughter from his personal guild, he glimpses a global past piston, daggers, and the iron rule of his father.
Assassin or protector; each selection has its consequences.
Fantasy writer David Dalglish spins a story of retribution and darkness, and an underworld attaining for final power.
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The greenshirties were all over him then, kicking and hitting him. Brieﬂy, it came to Will that, if he were included among their number, there were thirteen present and engaged upon a single action. We are a coven, he thought, and I the random sacriﬁce, who is worshiped with kicks and blows. Then there was nothing but his suffering and the rage that rose up within him, so strong that though it could not weaken the pain, yet it drowned out the fear he should have felt on realizing that he was going to die.
Then, coldly, she said. ” Her expression when she said this was so disdainful that Will felt an impulse to peel off his trousers as well, throw them in her face for her insolence, and command her to wash them for a penance. But with the thought came also an awareness of Big Red Margotty’s ﬁrm, pink ﬂesh, of her ample breasts and womanly haunches. He felt his lesser self swelling to ﬁll out his trousers and make them bulge. This too Big Red Margotty saw, and the look of casual scorn she gave him then made Will burn with humiliation.
His eyes were a vivid and startling leaf-green. In all respects but one, his body was as perfect as ever it had been. But that one exception made the women sigh unhappily for his sake. One leg was missing, from above the knee down. “The Earth has taken her tithe,” one old woman observed sagely. “There was not enough left of the leg to save,” said another. “It’s a pity,” said a third. They all withdrew from the hut, leaving Will and Puck alone together. For a long time Puck did nothing but stare wonderingly at his stump of a leg.
A Dance of Cloaks (Shadowdance, Book 1) by David Dalglish