By Tanya Huff
Having provided sanctuary to the soul of the guy who stole her brother's physique, Vree heads north to Shkoder with kigh suffering to co-exist in one physique. even supposing the percentages aren't of their favour, there's an opportunity, a small probability, the Bards can locate Gyhard a physique of his personal with no an individual else having to die. yet Vree was once an murderer educate to kill on command, Gyhard has selected to kill many times on a quest for immortality, and the Bards aren't definite which ones is the extra harmful. not anyone, from the safeguard at the fortress gate to the King himself, wishes them anyplace close to the only Healer who can Sing the 5th Kigh.
No one other than Magda, the Healer, whose history has taught her that issues aren't continuously as they seem.
In the tip, Bardic suspicion turns into the least of Vree's difficulties. The useless stroll within the mountains of Shkoder, kigh limited in rotting corpses, and Gyhard's prior again to hang-out them. Hunted through the Bards and the Healer's kinfolk, Vree, Gyhard and Magda head for the mountains to attempt and Sing Gyhard's previous to relaxation. To make matter's worse, Vree’s brother has but to forgive her for saving Gyhard's existence and is set to carry Gyhard—and hence Vree—back to the Empire to pay the associated fee for treason.
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Magda coated a yawn with the again of her hand then scrawled her identify around the backside of the shape that might get them clean horses. She started to make the apprentice image, discovered what she used to be doing, and flushed. The stablemaster in basic terms laughed. “Haven’t been a healer too lengthy, have you ever? ” “No, in truth, I …” Exhaustion burnt up the remainder of the idea and she or he stared blankly up at him, not able to recollect the lie she’d been approximately to inform. “Never brain. ” He seemed as if he have been approximately to pat her at the head. “I’ll simply money this opposed to the checklist the Healers’ corridor sends me out from Elbasan. ” Yanking open the one drawer lower than the scarred desk, he pulled out a folded sheet, swept apart a few straw and unfold it out. “Can’t simply have an individual driving off at the King’s horses,” he defined as he ran a thick finger down the 1st column of names. Vree shifted her weigh ahead and needed she had her moment throwing dagger. Gyhard speedy shifted her weight again. *You’re not likely to need to kill him. * *How are you aware? * *Magda may by no means positioned us in a state of affairs the place that used to be the best choice. * *She’s drained. drained humans make blunders. * *Not person who so thoroughly contravenes every thing she believes in. *. *Big phrases. What the slaughter do they suggest? * *She wouldn’t make a mistake that giant. * “Ah, right here you're. See that crazy bit there? Unmistakable. ” He became frowning a bit. “I see you’re nonetheless an apprentice at the moment area record. humorous you'll want to make complete healer earlier than 3rd region pageant. ” Magda shrugged, making no attempt to conceal how exhausted she used to be. “I’d have waited, yet they wish my distinctiveness once attainable in Somes they usually couldn’t spare a healer to commute all that means with me. If i used to be going to move, and that i needed to, I needed to cross as a healer. ” “Poor factor. overlooked your rite, then tossed on a horse and pounded opposed to a saddle for days on finish. ” Clucking his tongue, he seemed over at Vree. “If you’re her helper, Southerner, you should be supporting her as much as mattress. She’s approximately lifeless on her toes. ” Startled, Vree took a more in-depth examine the more youthful lady. They’d been at the flow due to the fact simply after complete darkish and it used to be now good into morning. Stops were rare and the 2 earlier occasions they’d replaced horses, Vree hadn’t afflicted going within. there have been purple-gray shadows less than Magda’s eyes, her mouth was once slack, her shoulders slumped, and he or she carried her head as though it have been too heavy for her neck. *You’re used for your personal fairly striking endurance,* Gyhard reminded her, feeling her guilt. *You’re no longer used to touring with somebody who doesn’t proportion it. * He good remembered how Bannon’s physique had without difficulty performed every little thing he’d requested of it. Vree shoved apart a reminiscence of Gyhard/Bannon using beside her, giggling, consuming, bathing … and flippantly touched Magda at the arm. “He’s correct. you want to leisure. ” “We have to continue relocating. ” however it used to be virtually a query. “You’ll do nobody no reliable if you happen to fall off the pony and holiday your neck, Healer,” the stablemaster mentioned, kindly.