By Steven Brust
In which Vlad Taltos confronts the Left Hand of the Jhereg…and discovers the sport has extra gamers than he thought
Vlad Taltos, short-statured, short-lived human in an Empire of tall, long-lived Dragaerans, has continually needed to preserve his wits approximately him. some time past, he made a spot for himself as a captain of the Jhereg, the noble condo that runs the rackets within the nice imperial urban of Adrilankha. yet love, revolution, betrayal, and revenge ensued, and for years now Vlad has been a guy at the run, suffering to stick a step sooner than the Jhereg who may kill him with no hesitation.
Now Vlad's again in Adrilankha. The rackets he used to run at the moment are lower than the regulate of the mysterious "Left Hand of the Jhereg"--a secretive cabal of girls who report back to no guy. His ex-wife wishes his aid. His previous enemies aren't definite whether or not they are looking to kill him, or consult him after which kill him. A goddess can be taking part in tips along with his reminiscence. And the nice Weapon he's wearing turns out to have plans of its own…
Picking up at once the place Issola left off, Dzur provides us Vlad Taltos at his best--swashbuckling storytelling with a wry and gritty aspect.
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Photo by H. S. Edgell). 5. A view of the central Tihamat Asir plain in frequent Acacia in an almost African setting. (Photo by H. S. Edgell). 6. The Tihamat Asir near Jizan with numerous large widyan flowing down to the Red Sea from the Asir Highlands. Farasan Islands (Jaza’ir Farasan) formed by Miocene salt plugs are on the lower left. A typical Red Sea coastal inlet or sharm is seen behind Ras Tarfa near the outlet of Wadi Baysh. Sabkhah areas north of Jizan appear dark. Image width 140 km. pl).
These dunes have an average diameter of 1 km. Image width is 30 km. pl). 5. Linear dunes of Nafud al Ghamis (middle to lower left), including Nafud al Buraydah (lower centre), and Nafud at Tarafiyah (top right). The city of Buraydah is seen to the left of centre. Image width is 30 km centred at lat. 18º N; long. 47º E. pl). 6. Large linear dunes or ‘uruq of the Nafud al Mazhur on the left with minor small linear seif dunes on their surfaces. Giant dome dunes of the Nafud ath Thuwayrat are seen on the right.
20171871120). ‘Uruq as Subay, central part, showing thin, widely spaced, linear dunes or ‘uruq with smaller linear dunes on their surfaces. Image width is 10 km. pl). Dome dunes of the narrow south–eastern Nafud as Sirrah, showing their numerous radiating arms and a finely reticulate surface pattern of smaller dunes on their surfaces. A few NNW–SSE trending linear dunes appear to the south. Image width is 15 km. pl). Nafud Hanjaran and its ENE–WSW trending low ‘uruq lying east of Wadi Bishah with larger ‘uruq NW of Wadi Bishah.