By Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
On steamy Pryan, unending solar and ample rain have created a jungle so substantial that people and elves live excessive within the bushes and purely dwarves stay wherever close to the floor. From the treetops the aristocratic elves promote guns to the opposite races, whose incessant conflict sends a gradual steam of gains and crucial assets skyward. Now, generations of dissent and race hatred won't heal -- no longer 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 save lots of the realm from destruction.
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No! Why may still I? You’ve lied to me prior to! And you’re mendacity now. defense! I overheard you and your brother”—he spit the word—“talking. I heard approximately your little scheme to seduce me after which blackmail me! You whinge! ” Paithan grew to become his again on her, stalked over to the trail that led into city. He set his foot on it, stored strolling, decided to go away the discomfort and the horror of this journey at the back of him. He didn’t stream very quick, despite the fact that, and his stroll slowed additional while he heard a rustling within the undergrowth and the sound of sunshine footfalls hurrying after him. A hand touched his arm. Paithan persevered jogging, didn’t go searching. “I deserved that,” acknowledged Rega. “I am … what you acknowledged. I’ve performed bad issues in my existence. Oh, i may inform you”—her grip on Paithan tightened—“I might let you know that it wasn’t my fault. you could say existence has been like a mom to Roland and me: whenever we flip round, it smacks us within the face. i may let you know that we are living the best way we do simply because that’s how we live on. however it wouldn’t be real. “No, Paithan! Don’t examine me. i would like to claim yet one more factor after which you could cross. in the event you find out about the plan we needed to blackmail you, then you definitely be aware of that I didn’t struggle through with it. I wasn’t being noble. i used to be being egocentric. everytime you examine me, i believe … gruesome. I intended what I acknowledged. I do love you. And that’s why I’m letting you move. goodbye, Paithan. ” Her hand slid from his arm. Paithan became, captured the hand and kissed it. He smiled ruefully into the brown eyes. “I’m now not one of these prize, you recognize. examine me. i used to be able to seduce a married lady, able to hold you off out of your husband. i like you, Rega. That was once my excuse. however the poets say that once you're keen on a person, you will have basically the simplest for the opposite individual. that implies you return out forward in our video game, since you sought after the easiest for me. ” The elf’s smile twisted. “And so did I. ” “You love me, Paithan? you really love me? ” “Yes, but—” “No. ” Her hand coated his lips. “No, don’t say anything. i like you and if we adore one another, not anything else issues. now not then, now not now, no longer no matter what comes. ” Doom and destruction. The outdated man’s phrases echoed in Paithan’s center. He neglected the voice. Taking Rega in his palms, he shoved his worry firmly again into the shadows, in addition to a number of different nagging doubts comparable to “where will this courting lead? ” Paithan didn’t see why that query had to be spoke back. immediately their love was once resulting in excitement, and that was once all that mattered. “I warned you, elf! ” Roland had it sounds as if grown uninterested in ready. He and the dwarf stood ahead of them. The human yanked his raztar from his belt. “I warned you to maintain clear of her! Blackbeard, you’re a witness—” Rega, snuggled in Paithan’s include, smiled at her brother. “It’s over, Roland. He is aware the reality. ” “He is aware? ” Roland stared, surprised. “I informed him,” sighed Rega, on reflection up into Paithan’s eyes. “Well, that’s nice! That’s simply dandy! ” Roland hurled the raztar blades-down into the moss, rage comfortably covering his worry. “First we lose the cash from the guns, now we lose the elf.