By Mercedes Lackey
Alberich had spent such a lot of his formative years within the Karsite army colleges education to be an officer. because the son of an impoverished mom, he had no different profession selection open to him. And Alberich had risen within the ranks with nearly unnatural velocity. He built services with many guns and excelled in educational topics with an ease that used to be the envy of his classmates. yet in truth, the reclusive Alberich studied hard and long, pushing himself ruthlessly.
In conflict, Alberich had continually had a type of "sixth sense" approximately issues which have been approximately to happen--when and from the place the enemy could assault. Instinctively, he his this skill, for the Sunpriests saved cautious look forward to a person displaying "demon powers" that have been the hallmark of Karse's maximum enemy--the witch-nation of Valdemar. these they stuck have been "cleansed" within the fires of Vkandis Sunlord.
Both Alberich's ability and mystery served him good within the military of Karse, and while Alberich grew to become certainly one of Karse's youngest captains, he acquired a different gift--a strong white stallion "liberated" from the enemy. yet this honor used to be purely a distraction, for the Sunpriests had laid a seize which even Alberich's unusual foresight couldn't predict...
Saved from burning as a witch while this atypical white stallion braved flames and carried him over the border into Valdemar, he was once healed by way of an identical enemies he have been taught to hate his whole existence. even though he knew he may well by no means back go back to his domestic, Alberich additionally knew he may well by no means actually turn into a Valdemaran. How may Alberich stay actual to his personal humans and nonetheless continue his honor whereas aiding to coach the direst enemy of Karse?