Chapter 11

‘I have to try.’ Andar stood there, soaking wet, his clothes dripping and turned to wave back at Jenna. ‘Please, can you make sure my daughter stays back?’

The woman looked at him as if he was mad but slowly, nodded. 

‘If I don’t make it out, take her to the temple of Sha-Fetuh. They’ll look after her.’ He hoped he was right about that. 

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Chapter 10

Miranya drifted in a dark sea. Every now and then she heard muffled voices, as if people were speaking somewhere below the waves, but she could never make out what they were saying.

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Chapter 9

He stumbled across his office and sank into the chair at his desk. If the Teleruse had caused this, he would have to come clean with the council. It could mean the end of his time in the guild.

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Chapter 8

‘It is you that we are interested in, farmer. Sha-Fetuh has called you here.’ The master of flow pulled out a chair and sat at the table, resting her chin in her hands and looking intently at Andar. 

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Chapter 6

From the north side of the square, the gilded doors of Malac’s temple opened, revealing a group of dedicants, all dressed in black robes, their heads and faces covered with opaque black veils. They moved in pairs, somberly and with great dignity. People hurried out of their path and the priests of shadows moved to stand opposite the monks of Akulis. 

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Chapter 5

For the first time since waking up, she thought of the reason she had gone in the first place. ‘Did it work? Has the mountain stopped?’

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Chapter 4

Without thought, Nasarin plunged into the crowd, angling his way across the street, towards the woman and child. Someone shouted his name from the Guild Hall steps, but he ignored them, and their voice was swallowed up

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Chapter 3

‘A pure soul such as yours, devoted only to me … that is a powerful thing. By binding yourself to me, you would increase my standing amongst the other gods and increase my ability to make changes in the world.’

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Chapter 2

Andar trudged along the road, head bowed, back bent under the weight of his daughter. She was only three years old, but he had been walking for hours and even her little weight was getting to be too much for him.

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Chapter 1

‘Aren’t there … aren’t there stories, about the gods making bargains with people? Maybe I could bargain with them. Maybe I can convince them to spare the town.’

Elfrin nodded. ‘Such things have been done before, but do not think it will be easy. The gods do not bargain lightly.’

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