By Pamela Freeman

One thousand years in the past, the 11 domain names have been invaded and the unique population pressured at the highway as tourists, belonging nowhere, welcomed by way of no-one.

Now the domain names are ruled with an iron fist by means of the Warlords, yet there are wilder components to the panorama which can't be managed and that could turn out their undoing. a few are spirits of position, of water and air and fireplace and earth. a few are more than those. and a few are human.

Bramble: a village lady, whom no-one residing can tame ... pressured to escape from her domestic for a criminal offense she didn't dedicate.

Ash: apprentice to a safeguarder, compelled to kill for an enterprise he can't get away.

Saker: an enchanter, who won't leisure till the land is lower back to his humans.

As their 3 tales spread, in addition to the tales of these whose lives they contact, it turns into transparent that they're sure jointly in ways in which no longer even a stonecaster may foresee - sure via their earlier, their destiny, and their blood.

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This must be the first one! The disreputable cloud must owe the Good Magician a debt, and so was doing him a Service. It wasn't coincidence at all. She had to figure out how to get past Fracto. That put an entirely different complexion on it. Her own comely little complexion relaxed. All she had to do was figure out how to get past this messy old cloud, and she would be a third of the way through. There was always a way; she just had to find it. Could she insult Fracto, and make him blow himself out?

She walked on into the tunnel. Soon she found Aunt Goldy's apartment. She knocked on the portal. It opened. There stood the gobliness, even ancienter than Glory because she was ten years older. But she looked better than she had, probably because she now had more status than before. All females did. "Why, how nice to see you, dear," she said, giving Gloha a hug. " The apartment was nicely finished, with flowers and pleasant pictures all around. Gloha sat gracefully on a cushion, resting her gams, uh, limbs, and especially her wings.

The turkey gobbled appreciatively. She moved on to the next alcove. There was a rather unprepossessing young human man. Because he was human, he was about twice as tall as she was; goblins were twice as tall as elves and half as tall as humans. She wasn't sure how either other species could stand being so pitifully small or so dangerously large, but it wouldn't be polite to call attention to such failings, so she didn't. " she asked the youth, who seemed to be no older than she was, though it was hard to tell with humans.

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