Feast of Souls (The Magister Trilogy, Book 1) by C. S. Friedman

By C. S. Friedman

On the finish of her bestselling Coldfire trilogy, C.S. Friedman challenged readers to visualize what a global will be like if sorcery required the last word sacrifice-that of existence itself. Now, in Feast of Souls, she introduces us to a terrifying international within which the price of magic is simply that...in which the gas for sorcery is the very hearth of the human spirit, and those that starvation for magical strength needs to pay for it with their lives. during this epic story of nightmarish shadows and determined desire, the best probability of all is probably not that of historic enemies lower back, or historical wars resumed, yet of the darkness that lies in the hearts of guys.

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They'll be here, wait and see. I'd warn you that they could attack at any time but that's not how they work. They'll be waiting until it gets dark, waiting and watching and gathering as much intelligence on this force as they can. ' Harg grunted. ' complained Gurgash, hacking at the wood in frustration. The forest rang with the sound of axes, apparently he wasn't alone in thinking that. 'Chief Sarvacts brought us up here to fight the Elves. ' 'Chief Sarvacts is no fool,' said the Commander in warning tone.

He grumbled, though he was having second thoughts about rushing into battle. His cousin Harg was attacking a pine not far away. ' he asked. ' Gurgash had no answer to that and resumed his task once more, he had spied the Commander coming their way. He didn't even know his name but looking busy when the commanding officer was around was something all Orcs learned fairly quickly regardless of how new they were to the army. He was fortunate in a way that he had Harg to guide him through the initial part of joining the force, who knows how many beatings for mistakes he'd have received otherwise.

El-Vador also knew that in spite of his outward strength, his father could not deal with seeing his mother like this. Murina was a seer, one both gifted and cursed with visions of the future that shortened her health and lifespan remarkably. She had saved the village on numerous occasions with her predictions of weather and the changing of seasons. Somehow she innately knew when crops needed to be planted and harvested to maintain an adequate yield for the village. For all the importance placed on general practicality within village life she was revered in spite of her infirmity and the pain it caused her husband.

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