By Eric Van Lustbader
SHADOW WARRIOR. the traditional jap paintings of demise is practiced through a decide on few. of these younger males who're selected to coach within the approach of the shadow warrior, such a lot will fail. those that go those trials, the Ninja, turn into the silent assassins, lonely guardians, and unseen watchers of legend. yet rarer nonetheless are these masters of the shadow craft, the Shiro - these whose fearsome talents are matched purely through their inflexible code of honour. males like Nicholas Linnear...
FLOATING urban. An inland empire governed by way of a mercenary king hidden on the middle of the Vietnamese jungle.
But the shadow warrior Nicholas Linnear believes that the Floating urban lies on the middle of an unlimited terrorist plot. And he could be the purely one who can infiltrate this legal stronghold...
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Carcolo blinked. ” “They walk naked through sleet and storm; do you think they fear hunger? And there is wild lichen to be gathered. How could we forbid this? You might dare some sort of coercion, but not I. ” Ervis Carcolo heaved a deep disgusted sigh. “Joaz Banbeck, I took you for a man of decision. ” “Well then. ” Joaz fingered his chin. “If Coralyne recedes and we are still on Aerlith—rather than in the hold of the Basic ship—then let us plan to plunder the secrets of the sacerdotes. In the meantime I strongly recommend that you prepare Happy Valley against a new raid.
Beside the ship the insanity had quieted; the out-worlders huddled quietly beside the hull. There came a sudden mind-shattering explosion: a blankness of yellow and white fire. The ship disintegrated. A great crater marred the valley floor; fragments of metal began to fall among the attacking Banbeck warriors. Kergan Banbeck stared at the scene of destruction. Slowly, his shoulders sagging, he summoned his people and led them back to their ruined valley. At the rear, marching single-file, tied together with ropes, came the twenty-three grephs, dull-eyed, pliant, already remote from their previous existence.
Look up into the night sky, ponder the bounties which might be ours! You ask how can we implement these desires? ” “You mean—” “Communication with the worlds of men! ” Joaz Banbeck nodded dubiously. ” Carcolo held out his hands in a gesture of open-minded tolerance. “Perhaps you are right. But why should we not make inquiries of the sacerdotes? Concretely I propose as follows: that you and I agree to the mutual cause I have outlined. Next, we request an audience with the Demie Sacerdote. We put our questions.