The King's Name

By Jo Walton

The warrior Sulien ap Gwien and her lord King Urdo have ultimately united the land of Tir Tanagiri right into a state governed by means of justice below a unmarried code of legislation. yet the place many see a hopeful destiny for the land, others think they experience the seeds of a brand new tyranny. quickly Tir Tanagiri faces the blight of civil warfare, and Sulien ap Gwien needs to take in palms opposed to former comrades and family, scuffling with tougher and more durable to carry directly to Urdo’s shining dream.

Continuing the epic all started in The King’s Peace, this new novel brings the tale of Sulien ap Gwien to a rousing and relocating conclusion.

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I saved ready. I stored my respiring as at the same time i'll, although I couldn’t regulate the rate of my center. i used to be previous being afraid, previous wish and depression into real recklessness. i didn't comprehend what Gangrader sought after or no matter if it was once similar to what i wished. Being his Walkurja was once higher than despairing in Morthu’s energy. I understood that now, however it used to be no longer my will, and my will were compelled an excessive amount of tonight already for me to offer in now. I stood there and checked out Gangrader’s unmoving face. i didn't even recognize if there actually used to be a manner again.

I didn't linger lengthy after that, yet stumbled on my very own mattress and slept until eventually it used to be time to be on our manner back. — II — My ability in hands grows nice, I make warfare on complete hosts, tremendous armies cower away. I weigh down the heroes one after the other until eventually I weary of struggling with. One stick can’t make a hearth permit me have a battle-companion a shield-strong warrior, a pal to observe my again, a spouse to undergo me sons. —”Black Darag’s Lament” We rode all the way down to Caer Tanaga as speedy because the horses may take us. on occasion we went swifter.

I'll ship this letter with a chum of mine who might be going to Jarnholme with the units, and he'll contrive to ship it around the slim seas on a Narlahenan send. so that you may have this information now not lengthy when they have their machines. ” i might need to ship this information to Urdo without delay. An alliance with our open enemies might condemn Morthu even within the eyes of his supporters. Flavien and Cinon may possibly hate Urdo, yet definitely they need to hate Arling extra? I blessed Rigg in my middle and used to be blissful she used to be chuffed and thriving in far away Caer Custenn.

I had no thought what was once occurring down there. i didn't are looking to ship for Luth or Cadraith in case they have been wanted extra the place they have been. The levies through the wagons have been taking a look mauled, yet had held. I observed Emer, nonetheless fixed, and unscathed to date. I signaled for the grooms to raise our spare horses. when we had them shall we take Angas. although we had misplaced such a lot of, with what used to be left of Urdo’s personal Ala reinforcing us I had a full-strength ala. because the horses have been led out I known as Darien, Ulf, and Rigol over to give an explanation for the place they have been to slot.

I requested. “Dead or alive? ” Darien paused. “Dead should be better,” he acknowledged softly. “He is a idiot from a line of fools, he has a daughter who's approximately years outdated and no different inheritor, and it'd be greater to place all of Nene lower than Alswith’s rule, together with her personal land. Her son may well marry Cinon’s daughter once they are either sufficiently old, in the event that they can endure one another, to make it formal. He hates a person with Jarnish blood past cause, and lots of of them are his personal humans now. Urdo has heard such a lot of appeals from the Jarnish farmers of Nene this final 5 years.

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