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The Ragged Man (Excerpt)

|| Lord Isak is dead; his armies and entire tribe in disarray. As the Farlan retreat and Kastan Styrax mourns his dead son, it is King Emin who takes the initiative while he still can. The secret, savage war he has devoted his life to nears its terrible conclusion as Ruhen positions himself as answer to the Land's problems. Before the conquering eye of the Menin turns in his direction Emin must take his chance and strike without mercy. A showdown is coming and battle-lines are drawn as blood is spilled across the Land. The spectre of the Great War looms but this time the Gods are not marching to war, it will be men who decide the future now. But before victory, before survival, there must first be salvation – even if it must be sought in the darkest place imaginable. With the tide turning against Emin and his allies the key to their survival may lie in the hands of a dead man.

The Ragged Man (Excerpt)

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A whisper of evening breeze off the lake brushed Mihn’s face as he bent over the small boat. He hesitated and looked up over the water. The sun was about to set, its orange rays pushing through the tall pine trees on the far eastern shore. His sharp eyes caught movement at the tree line: the gentry moving cautiously into the open. They were normally to be found at twilight, watching the sun sink below the horizon from atop great boulders, but today at least two family packs had come to the lake instead.

[They smell change in the air]