By Katherine Kurtz

King Cinhil, who had guaranteed peace among the Deryni and people in Gwynedd, used to be demise. And the regents who have been set to rule within the position of his sickly son have been evil males who may perhaps rather well undo all that Cinhil had comprehensive. after they governed, no Deryni will be secure. the one desire lay in a discovery that blocked off all Deryni abilities, allowing them to head underground and seem as people. yet that intended that the race of Deryni should be kept merely by means of being destroyed as Deryni...!

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They'd crossed the wastelands in midwinter, and they'd even managed to bring dragons with them. They were counting on a swift victory. Had they smashed their way into the city they could have wintered in comfort here, allowing fresh troops to join them from the east before mounting their invasion of the Human lands. As it is, they're stuck outside in the snow and that can't be comfortable, even for northern Orcs who are used to the bad weather. "As soon as spring comes there'll be a relief force on its way," says Gurd.

Gurd shakes his head. "The healer told you to lay off the drink. Two hours later we found you crawling towards the tavern, rambling crazily about how the healers were trying to kill you. It took three men to drag you back to your tent and even then you wouldn't shut up till I brought you a tankard. ' " Tanrose laughs. "That's not how I remember the story at all," I protest. "Enough about the malady," says Gurd, looking round shiftily. " Gurd is nervous, and not just because his tavern might be quarantined.

It's protected by both chains and spells, and the harbour master won't admit anyone till he's very sure that it's not an enemy. As we watch, the stricken ship crawls up to the entrance to the harbour then halts, its bow pressed against the thick chains that block the entrance. Sounds of shouting float over the water. Probably whoever's on board is yelling at the defenders to let them in before they go under, which won't be long. The vessel hovers perilously at the entrance, sinking ever further in the water.

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