By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
The hard-won battles fought in Imager's Battalion have earned Quaeryt a merchandising to commander, in addition to an task to convince the Pharsi excessive Council within the kingdom of Khel to undergo Lord Bhayar's rule, that's key to Bhayar's ambition to unite all of Solidar. Joined through his pregnant spouse Vaelora, who's additionally Bhayar's sister, Quaeryt leads a military and a handful of imagers deeper into the adverse lands as soon as held via the tyrannical Rex Kharst, dealing with stiff-necked excessive Holders, assaults via land and sea—including airborne hearth introduced via adverse imagers from the land of Antiago—and a mysterious order of strong ladies who appear to realize the nice future that awaits Quareyt and Vaelora, in addition to the price of reaching it.
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She held him with her gaze as surely as a grip of iron would, searching his eyes as if searching his soul, seeking an answer to something. I am here to help you, he said in his mind. He meant it more than any thought he had ever had. The intensity of her gaze relaxed, loosening its hold on him. In her eyes he saw something that attracted him more than anything else. Intelligence. He saw it flaring there, burning in her, and through it all he felt an overriding sense of her integrity. Richard felt safe.
The figure followed the path into the open, at the edge of the lake. It wasn't Chase; it was a woman. A woman in a dress. What woman would be walking around this far out in the Ven Forest, in a dress? Richard watched her making her way along the lakeshore, disappearing and reappearing with the path. She didn't seem to be in a hurry, but she wasn't strolling slowly either. Rather, she moved at the measured pace of an experienced traveler. That made sense; no one lived anywhere near Trunt Lake. Other movement snatched his attention.
Richard's mind raced, trying to conceive of how the men could have gotten ahead of them. Richard and the woman spun, prepared to run. From the rock above, two ropes dropped down and the other two men plummeted to the path, landing on their feet with heavy thuds. They blocked any retreat. They were as big as the first two. Buckles and leather straps beneath their cloaks held an arsenal of weapons that glinted in the sunlight. Richard wheeled back to the first two. They calmly pushed their hoods back.
Antiagon Fire (Imager Portfolio, Book 7) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.