Dzur (Vlad Taltos, Book 10) by Steven Brust

By Steven Brust

In which Vlad Taltos confronts the Left Hand of the Jhereg…and discovers the sport has extra gamers than he thought
 
Vlad Taltos, short-statured, short-lived human in an Empire of tall, long-lived Dragaerans, has consistently needed to maintain his wits approximately him. some time past, he made a spot for himself as a captain of the Jhereg, the noble residence that runs the rackets within the nice imperial urban of Adrilankha. yet love, revolution, betrayal, and revenge ensued, and for years now Vlad has been a guy at the run, suffering to stick a step sooner than the Jhereg who might kill him with out hesitation.
 
Now Vlad's again in Adrilankha. The rackets he used to run are actually lower than the keep watch over of the mysterious "Left Hand of the Jhereg"--a secretive cabal of ladies who report back to no guy. His ex-wife wishes his support. His previous enemies aren't yes whether or not they are looking to kill him, or check with him after which kill him. A goddess should be enjoying tips together with his reminiscence. And the nice Weapon he's sporting turns out to have plans of its own…
 
Picking up without delay the place Issola left off, Dzur provides us Vlad Taltos at his best--swashbuckling storytelling with a wry and gritty facet.

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Can you direct my control rod, impostor? " He made a terrific overhand slash at Crovax, who parried shakily. Ertai pushed to the front of the crowd of frightened courtiers. Crovax's aura was astonishingly dense and dark, far stronger than it had been on Weatherlight, and it extended to where the soldiers were stuck in the grip of the flowstone. He had little power left to fend off Greven, however. Thompson Greven came on fiercely, cutting at Crovax's head, thrusting at his stomach and legs. One underhand lunge was blocked in the last second by Crovax's lighter blade.

Incongruous freckles dotted her nose and cheeks. Her armor fit as if a matte-black skin, and where it ended, her own pale complexion revealed strange dark crosshatching lines. In spite of the awesome presence of Phyrexia she bore with her, the emissary looked to be little more than Ertai's age—the human equivalent of nineteen years old. Crovax bowed smoothly. "Greetings, Excellency. " She looked at him blankly. " Ertai sniggered. At a nod from Greven, two soldiers seized the young sorcerer in an unfriendly grip.

Are you certain? " An electrode, tipped with a miniature cauterizing iron, slipped into Crovax's brain. With a hiss, what remained of his painful conscience burned away. 43 Nemesis CHAPTER 3 ARRIVALS At low speed, and with considerable cursing on the part of Greven il-Vec, Predator approached the airship tunnel high on the slope of the Stronghold. It had taken two days to return from Portal Canyon instead of the usual five hours. Negotiating the usually roomy tunnel through the slopes of Rath Peak appeared impossible.

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