By Glen Cook
As soon as a robust nation reigned, yet now all is chaos. within the large reaches of the wilderness, a tender heretic escapes yes dying and embarks on a venture of insanity and glory. he's El Murid - the Disciple - who vows to carry order, prosperity, and righteousness to the desolate tract humans of Hammad al Nakir. After 4 lengthy centuries, El Murid is the savior who's destined to construct a brand new empire from the blood his enemies. yet all isn't really because it turns out, and the sinister forces pulling the strings of empire come into the sunshine. Who and what lies in the back of El Murid's imaginative and prescient of a wilderness empire?
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Every life the Dark Lady harvested now meant one more soul lost to the Evil One. He would begin with El Aquila and Al Ghabha. When these people had been saved he would send them to minister to their neighbors. He himself would travel among the tribes and villages along his father's caravan route. If he could find some way to bring them salt . . "Here we are," Meryem announced. There was a musical note in her voice Micah found strange in one so young. "Soup again, but this time I brought some bread.
The el Habib had confined him to a tent. They had quarantined him. His words had made Mustaf tremble. The chieftain could sense the blood and pain beyond such mad perspectives. Micah yanked the flap. The afternoon sun slapped his face. He threw an arm across his eyes and cried out. That devil orb was trying to murder him again. " a voice snarled as someone pushed him back inside. " The hands that guided him to his pallet became tender. The afterimages faded. He discovered his companion to be a girl.
Fuad had become part of the class scene as a result. Yousif's younger brother and chief bully remained on hand to assure the children's insulation from Hellin Daimiel's stronger heresies. " Ali insisted. " All traffic passing through the Royal Compound, from the pilgrim camps to the Most Holy Mrazkim Shrines, had to follow the one dusty street beyond the wall of Radetic's courtyard-classroom. This was the first time any of his students had joined their fathers during Disharhun. They had never seen Al Rhemish or its holiday displays.