By Ian C. Esslemont
Within the western sky the brilliant emerald banner of the customer descends like a portent of annihilation. at the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have fastened another excursion to tame the neighboring wild jungle. but this is often no basic desert. it truly is referred to as Himatan, and it's acknowledged to be half the spirit-realm and 1/2 the earth. And it really is acknowledged to be governed through a robust entity whom a few identify the Queen of Witches, and a few a goddess: the traditional Ardata. Saeng grew up figuring out basically the rule of thumb of the magus Thaumaturgs -- however it used to be the voices out of that land's forgotten previous that she listened to. And whilst her rulers mount an invasion of the neighboring jungle, these voices ship her and her brother on a determined mission.
To the south, the barren region tribes are united via the arriving of a overseas warleader, a veteran commander in battered ashen mail whom his males name, the gray Ghost. This warleader takes the tribes on a raid like none different, deep into the center of Thaumaturg lands. whereas be aware involves K'azz, and mercenary corporation the purple defend, of a freelance in Jacuruku. And their employer... none except Ardata herself.
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