By Angus Watson
LEGENDS AREN'T BORN. THEY'RE MADE.
Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary touring south to affix up with King Zadar's military. yet he retains rescuing the incorrect people.
First Spring, a baby he unearths scavenging at the battlefield, after which Lowa, considered one of Zadar's so much fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge at the king for her sister's execution.
Now Dug's at the flawed part of the thousands-strong military he was hoping to hitch -- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his facet. All Dug has is his struggle hammer, one small baby, and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that will get all of them killed . . .
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What shall we do now? ' 'Supper in bed! ' Brys stepped forward. ' 'Oh, it's always about the army with you. ' 'It's not boots,' said Brys. ' 'They're going to train without boots? ' 'I want to make use of these Malazans quartered in our city. These "marines". And their tactics. I want to reinvent the entire Letherii military. ' 'She does. ' T imagine not. ' Brys frowned. 'You're asking me? ' Bugg asked. Tehol rubbed his chin, and then nodded. 'That would be wise, yes, Bugg. Very wise. ' demanded Rucket.
A faceless peon, dodging this way and that whenever responsibility comes a-knocking at his door. ' 'Did I? Of course I did. ' 'Well, he's no fool. ' 'A petition? For what, more rats? On your feet, old friend, the time has come to meet our public. This whole kingship thing is a real bother. ' Bugg rose and preceded King Tehol across the chamber, through the door, and into the throne room. The only people awaiting them were Brys, Rucket and Queen Janath. Tehol edged closer to Bugg as they ascended the dais.
She felt a faint twist of fear inside. 'For me, or my baby? ' He leaned forward, hands entwined. 'Seren Pedac, your child's father was Trull Sengar. A Tiste Edur and brother to Emperor Rhulad. ' His gaze shied away and he nodded. 'There is a version of the Tiles, consisting of Houses, a kind of formal structure imposed on various forces at work in the universe. It is called the Deck of Dragons. Within this Deck, the House of Shadow is ruled, for the moment, not by the Tiste Edur who founded that realm, but by new entities.
Age of Iron (Iron Age, Book 1) by Angus Watson