By K. V. Johansen
In the past, within the days of the 1st kings within the north, there have been seven devils... And some time past, within the days of the 1st kings within the north, the seven devils, who had deceived and possessed seven of the best wizards of the area, have been defeated and certain with the aid of the outdated nice Gods... and maybe many of the devils are unfastened on the planet, and maybe a few are operating to unfastened themselves still…In a land the place gods stroll at the hills and goddesses upward thrust from river, lake, and spring, the caravan-guard Holla-Sayan, escaping the bloody conquest of a lakeside city, stops to assist an deserted baby and a demise puppy. the woman, although, is the incarnation of Attalissa, goddess of Lissavakail, and the puppy a shape-changing dad or mum spirit whose origins were forgotten. Possessed and approximately pushed mad via the Blackdog, Holla-Sayan flees to the wasteland highway, taking the powerless avatar with him. Necromancy, treachery, massacres, rebellions, and gods useless or misplaced or mad, persist with difficult at the their heels. however it is Attalissa herself who could be the Blackdog’s—and Holla-Sayan’s—doom.
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The lack's past remedying, anyway. ” Otokas nodded, never taking his eyes off the lake. The near shore was littered with raiders dead and wounded. They had come within bowshot carrying torches to light their work, and though the first splashing rush ashore had carried large wicker shields to cover their fellows fixing the last few boats into the bridge, and raider archers had shot blindly at the lightless gate-tower roof, finding targets by mischance, Attalissa's priestesses had had the better of it.
Otokas swung the goddess to his shoulder, started down the stairs, the two spearwomen hurrying to keep up. The bells were deafening; the tower shook with them. ” the younger of the pair, Meeray, asked. Old Lady left her prayers and came puffing behind them. “The chapel,” Old Lady said. ” “The Old Chapel,” Otokas countered. It was the most defensible part of the fortress-like temple; the islet was nothing more than an upheaval of rock from the lake, cracked and seamed. The widest crack had been quarried, carved into a chapel in the earliest days when the priestesses first came.
He lowered the bow, flexed a hand that was starting to cramp. Kayugh gave him a worried look. ” He was doing his best to shut the goddess out of his awareness, to keep her from knowing just how bad it looked to him, but he could feel her fear nonetheless. And a hard, glowing ember of fury that the girl had no outlet for, save the frustrated tears that she was so far stoutly resisting. “Afraid. ” “They won't be able to starve us out very quickly, and we can keep them from scaling the walls. ” But he heard no hope in his own voice.
Blackdog by K. V. Johansen