By K. J. Parker
K.J. Parker obtained severe approval for his Fencer Trilogy, and Shadow is the 1st publication within the Scavenger Trilogy—a sequence that takes fable fiction into amazing new territory. a guy wakes within the desert, amid scattered corpses and inquisitive crows. He has no reminiscence of who he's or how he got here to be there. the single clues to his former lifestyles lie in his obvious ability with a sword and the fragmented desires that permeate his sleep.
About the Author
K. J. Parker is an writer of fable fiction. The identify is a pseudonym and the writer's actual identification hasn't ever been published. little or no is well identified approximately Parker, even his or her gender, and there was hypothesis as to his or her actual name.
While Parker's tales happen in trade universes with invented geographies and histories, a number of the average good points of myth fiction similar to specific use of magic should not current. The tales are likely to have tragic issues with characters whose activities are by chance, eventually self-destructive.
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She noticed blood on the back of her hand and wiped it off on the wall, adding it to the red splatters already there. Richard thought he might throw up. He couldn't believe they were alive. It didn't seem possible. What was the thunder without sound? And the pain he felt when it had happened? He had never felt anything like it before. He shuddered recalling it. Whatever it was, she had something to do with it, and it had saved his life. Something unearthly had occurred, and he wasn't at all sure he wanted to know what it was.
In her own time she would tell him her secrets, if she wanted to, but he would not try to force her. Everyone had secrets; he certainly had his own. In fact, with his father's murder and with today's events he felt those secrets stirring unpleasantly in the back of his mind. " She didn't look at him, but nodded her agreement. Richard got to his feet. His head hurt, his hand hurt, and now he realized his chest hurt where the man had hit him. To top it off he remembered he was hungry. Michael! He had forgotten about his brother's party.
It had been well over an hour since they had come out of the trees, climbing steadily upward, into the sun. They were heading east on the ledges before the trail cut back to the west later. The men, if they had followed, would have to look into the sun to see them. Richard kept them crouched as low as possible and checked over his shoulder often as they climbed, scanning for any sign of the men. When he had seen them by Trunt Lake they were staying well hidden, but it was too open out here for them to hide.