By Mercedes Lackey
Mags returns to the Collegium, yet there are combined feelings—his included—about him really ultimate there. not anyone doubts that he's and may be a usher in, yet he's afraid that his mere presence goes to incite extra threat correct within the middle of Valdemar. The heads of the Collegia are afraid that coming again to his recognized hang-out goes to offer him much less safety than if he went into hiding. every body comes to a decision that going somewhere else is the answer for now. So seeing that he's going elsewhere—why now not go back to where he was once present in the 1st position and search for clues? and people who are closest to him, and may supply secondary objectives, are going alongside. With usher in Jadrek, bring in Kylan (the Weaponsmaster's selected successor), and his neighbors endure, Lena, and Amily, they head for the Bastion, the hidden spot within the hills that had as soon as been the headquarters of a strong band of raiders that had held him and his mom and dad prisoner. yet what they locate isn't really what a person anticipated.
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Erevis spits out the last of his vomit, glances at the suffering, and turns away. He shouts a spell into the icy air. Shadows swirl protectively about him and war with the wind. He finishes the casting and puts an ice-rimed hand to himself, to me, to Riven. The magic insulates me from the cold. Erevis removes his cloak and places it around me. He takes me by the shoulders, looks me in the eyes, and shouts something, but I cannot make it out. I hear only the damned and wind and glaciers and the echo of my father’s voice.
The location of the book to be made whole. ” So that you may free the Divine One? Elyril smiled and nodded. ” Kefil scratched his ear with a hind leg. Perhaps you will never know the location of the book or the nature of the sign. Perhaps Shar will keep this secret from you always. Perhaps not knowing will drive you mad. Elyril glared at the mastiff. ” Kefil said nothing more. Elyril spent the rest of the night praying and trying to wrest information from the darkness. But Shar held her secrets, and the truth of events lay just beyond Elyril’s reach.
I stare at the sky, torn, divided. We are lost. Erevis shouts at me over his shoulder, and his words penetrate my haze. “Get up, Mags! ” I look at him, barely comprehending. Bow says the devil in me. Rise says the man. Mephistopheles swoops in the air, prolonging his approach, letting the fear build. “Cale …” Riven says to Erevis, his eye on my father. “I know,” Erevis snaps. Shadows ooze from his flesh and swirl closely about him. “But we hold this ground. ” He thumps Riven on the shoulder. ” “It’s only ground, Cale,” Riven says.