By Peter V. Brett
Go back to the realm of The Warded guy and The desolate tract Spear in an illustrated new novella through Peter V. Brett.
Humanity has been delivered to the edge of extinction. each one evening, the area is overrun by way of demons—bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare which were searching the skin for over three hundred years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that stay of a as soon as proud civilization, and it is just through hiding at the back of wards, historical symbols with the ability to repel the demons, that they continue to exist. A handful of Messengers courageous the evening to maintain the strains of conversation open among the more and more remoted populace.
Arlen Bales is seventeen, an apprentice Messenger in fresh armor, approximately to move out for the 1st time along a informed Messenger on an easy in a single day journey. as a substitute Arlen reveals himself by myself on a frozen mountainside, sporting a deadly shipment to count number Brayan’s gold mine, one of many furthest issues within the duchy. And One Arm, the enormous rock demon, hunts him still.
But Brayan’s Gold may perhaps supply a manner for Arlen to be freed from One Arm without end, if he's prepared to guess his lifestyles at the likelihood.
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Was it Sandar? ” “Don’t matter who told us,” the bandit said. “No one’s going to think you didn’t do your duty. You done Messengers proud, but you ent gonna win this. What do you care, if Count Brayan sees a dip in his ledgers? ” ( 39 ) • P e t e r V. B r e t t • “Don’t care about Count Brayan,” Arlen admitted. ” The men spread out, three picks and a bowman at either end of the road. “That ent gonna happen,” the bandit leader said. ” Arlen glanced at the bowmen. “Shoot my horse and it’ll be the last thing you ever do,” he promised.
Ent Malcum I’m worried about, it’s Count Brayan. ” “If the shipment gets through, I’ll see to it you keep your head,” Arlen said. “You’ll forgive me if I don’t trust that,” Sandar said. Arlen shrugged. “Try and kill me again tonight if you’re up to it, but I warn you, I’m a light sleeper. ” Sandar nodded. “Sleep easy, I’ll go back peaceful. Curk was right. You got a death wish, boy. Seen it before. ” broken camp by the time the demons sank back down into the Core in the pre-dawn A r len h a d a lr ea dy ( 48 ) • B r aya n ’s G ol d • light.
31 ) • P e t e r V. B r e t t • Curk cursed, throwing aside his blankets and reaching for his jug. “Last run I do with you, boy. ” Arlen ignored him, continuing to stare at One Arm. Hatred and revulsion swirled around him like a cloud of stink as he tried to imagine a way to kill the demon. He had never seen nor heard of anything that could pierce a rock demon’s armor. It was only an accident of magic that severed the demon’s arm, and not something Arlen would bet his life on the odds of repeating.