Caine Black Knife (Acts of Caine, Book 3) by Matthew Woodring Stover

By Matthew Woodring Stover

In Heroes Die and Blade of Tyshalle, Matthew Stover created a brand new type of delusion novel, and a brand new type of hero to compliment it: Caine, a highway thug grew to become big name, fighting in a destiny the place fact indicates occur in one other measurement, on a global the place magic exists and gods are up shut and private. In that stunning, savage land, Caine is an murderer with out peer, a residing legend born from one of many highest-rated truth indicates ever made. That season, Caine virtually single-handedly defeated–and all yet exterminated–the fiercest of all tribes: the Black Knives. however the surprising fact of what quite happened in the course of that blood-drenched experience hasn't ever been published . . . until eventually now.

Thirty years later, Caine returns to the scene of his maximum triumph–some might say maximum crime–at the request of his followed brother Orbek, the final of the genuine Black Knives. yet the place Caine is going, probability follows, and he quickly reveals himself again in widely used territory: struggling with for his lifestyles opposed to most unlikely odds, with the destiny of 2 worlds putting within the stability.

Just the way in which Caine likes it.

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By the sounds the machine was making, and the way its frame shuddered, the High Warlock could tell that the engineer had made several errors in the fine adjustments necessary for the machine to function properly. Even with an intact example for them to consult, the underlings were proving woefully incapable of duplicating the machinery correctly. Gnawlitch strode forward, the bodyguard hurrying after him. The scavenging assistants squealed in fright as they saw their master approach, leaping out of his path.

He should have expected as much. The man-thing had studied the dwarfs enough to repair one of their machines; it only made sense that he should become just as stubborn as a dwarf. But there was a way to break even the toughest dwarfs will. Gnawlitch suspected that Maeckler would be no less susceptible to such methods. “You do not seem talkative today, Stefan-man,” Gnawlitch hissed. ” The High Warlock let the threat linger in the air, detecting fear in the man’s scent before stalking from Skreezel’s chamber of horrors.

Their keen sense of smell told them the humans were coming, and clawed hands lifted notched blades to defend themselves. But, without vision to guide them, they were easy prey for their attackers. Bastian was shouting a battlefield chant once recited by the holy warriors of Ulric as he fell upon the stunned ratmen. The youth swung his blade in a two-handed stroke that chopped into the midsection of the first skaven he came upon. The creature shrieked in agony, its jaws snapping blindly, its notched sword swinging sloppily at the boy’s head.

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