By Ian Irvine
With this attractive and unique debut, Ian Irvine starts off the saga of The View from the reflect, an excellent epic delusion that opponents the works of Robert Jordan and J. V. Jones. "Once there have been 3 worlds, each one with its personal human race. Then, fleeing from out of the void got here a fourth race, the Charon. determined, at the fringe of extinction, they replaced the stability among the worlds forever..." the story of the Forbidding In precedent days the way in which among the Worlds used to be shattered, leaving bands of Aachim, Faellem, and Charon trapped with the outdated people of Santhenar. Now Llian, a Chronicler of the nice stories, uncovers a 3,000-year-old mystery too lethal to be revealed-while Karan, a tender delicate, is pressured by means of honor to adopt a deadly challenge. Neither can think they're going to quickly meet as hunted fugitives, snared within the machinations of immortals, the vengeance of warlords, and the magics of robust mancers. For the swelling deluge of a millennial conflict is emerging, bad as a tsunami, able to solid torrents of sorcery and devastation around the land...
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As did he. Llian combed untidy brown hair, worn fashionably long, and was halfway through lunch with his friends when the expected summons came. It was Turlew, Wistan’s detestable seneschal, a bitter failed chronicler who hated all students and, most of all, Llian. “Wistan requires you in his office immediately,” said Turlew, licking soft wet lips that looked as though they had been stung by a bee. “Tell him I’ll be along presently,” said Llian, and belched. Everyone laughed. Turlew’s chubby cheeks grew red.
What a monstrosity this building is,” he said, looking up at cornices decorated in at least a dozen colors, though the paint was peeling badly. “But part of the history of the college, and therefore unassailable,” Trusco said cheekily. “A challenge! I would tear it down tomorrow if there was money to build a new one. ” “Bah! ” Trusco raised an interrogative eyebrow. “We’re going to put the proofs, and every other document about the time of the Forbidding, where no one can get them,” Wistan said.
He dropped his voice and saw the crowd inch forward in their seats, straining to catch his every word. He felt reassured. Shuthdar’s enemies crept closer. The great of the Three Worlds were there, four human species. There were Charon and Aachim and Faellem; the best of our kind too. Rulke was at their head, desperate to recover the flute and to atone for the crime of having had it made in the first place. Shuthdar watched them with his blanched eyes. There was no hope—his life was over at last.
A Shadow on the Glass (The View from the Mirror, #1) by Ian Irvine