By David Gemmell
The ruined urban of Kuan Hador reeks of darkish secret. avoided via brigands and retailers alike, it's domestic to fearsome wild issues and legends that freeze the blood--tales that talk of slavering white beasts, locked at the back of a robust wall of spells, who own an insatiable urge for food for loss of life. Millennia have handed given that they have been certain, and the spell of imprisonment has all started to vanish. quickly the foul minions may be loose to wreak a terrible vengeance opposed to all that lives.
But no military waits to oppose them, just a ragtag team of not likely heroes. best them is the mysterious grey guy, an enigmatic determine with a blood-drenched previous who has killed for precept and for payment--a guy of future recognized through the lands of the Drenai as Waylander the Slayer . . .
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Unlike many of the tempestuous rivers of the Punjab, the Saraswati was achingly calm. The river seemed to sense that her days were coming to an end. Yet, she did not fight aggressively to thrust her way through and survive. Instead, she unselfishly gave her all to those who came to seek her treasures. The soaring Devagiri though, was in complete contrast to the mellow Saraswati. Like all Meluhan cities, Devagiri too was built on giant platforms, an effective protection against floods and a sturdy defence against enemies.
Well, it’s like this: amongst our people, we believe that everything in the world is a carrier of shakti or energy . The plants, animals, objects, our bodies, everything carries and transmits energy. ’ ‘For anything that you do, you need energy. You have to source the energy around you. The energy comes from people, from objects, from Mother Earth herself. ’ asked the Guruji. ‘It depends on what I want the energy for. The Nataraj pose helps me to ask respectfully for energy for a dance that wants to come to me.
The hymn of the universe. ’ ‘It was devised by Lord Bharat, a great ruler who had conquered practically all of India many thousands of years ago. ’ ‘Who are the Chandravanshis? ’ asked Shiva. ‘Think of them as the very antithesis of us, my Lord. ’ ‘Yes, my Lord. They are a crooked, untrustworthy and lazy people with no rules, morals or honour. They are cowards and never attack like principled Kshatriyas. Even their kings are corrupt and selfish. ’ ‘Well, King Bharat came up with this symbol of unity between the Suryavanshis and the Chandravanshis.
Hero in the Shadows (Drenai, Book 9; Waylander, Book 3) by David Gemmell