By Glen Cook
Across the mountains referred to as the Dragon's tooth, past the chilliness succeed in of the Werewind and the fires of the world's starting, above the partitions of the fortress Fangdred, stands Windtower. From this lonely maintain the famous person Rider calls forth the warfare that even wizards dread, fought for a woman's hundred-lifetime love. a girl referred to as Nepanthe, princess to the Stormkings…
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The King's men were witch-burning again. She was young. " From the shade beside the old woman the boy watched with big, sad eyes. His left fist mashed the rock candy against his lips. His right rubbed the few tears still escaping his eyes. But he was silent now, watching like a small idol. " Royal spoke softly, uncertainly. The suggestion closely skirted a matter painful for both of them. " "Yes, Mama. But we have none of our own. " He didn't say, but she understood, that he preferred passing his property to anyone but the King, who would inherit if there were no heirs.
Nothing but fear. But, for just a moment, childhood memory stirred. The daydream about the strange knight who would come to rescue her from the Candareen. That memory was as bad as the dreams. It made her question what that innocent child had become; almost a harlot, letting her brothers prostitute her for the advancement of their game. Daily she was forced to endure the indignity of being ravaged by the eyes of the human trash her brothers had given her to rule. A curse on them all, and especially on her brothers for being too lazy to handle their own administration.
One night, in the highest chamber of the Tower of the Moon, six people gathered, waiting for Turran. Five waited with disinterested patience, but Nepanthe... " she swore, her small fist striking the table in inelegant pique. " "Patience, Nepanthe," Ridyeh pleaded. "What's the hurry? The weather's terrible since you abused the Werewind. " She bridled at the reference to her past failing, but said no more. "Just a bit longer," Valther said. " And Turran arrived within the hour. Head cocked, eyes appraising, a smile his only greeting, he stood a moment at the door, studying his family.