By Alex Marshall
"It used to be all going so properly, correct up until eventually the massacre."
Twenty years in the past, feared basic Cobalt Zosia led her 5 villainous captains and mercenary military into conflict, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. while there have been not more titles to win and not more worlds to beat, she retired and gave up her legend to history.
Now the peace she carved for herself has been shattered by way of the unprovoked slaughter of her village. looking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for conflict once again, yet to discover justice she needs to confront grudge-bearing enemies, once-loyal allies, and an unknown military that marches less than a well-recognized banner.
Five villains. One mythical normal. a last quest for vengeance.
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Publisher: CreateSpace self sustaining Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2014-04-20
Number of Pages: 416
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Then he spat as hard and ﬁerce as ever he could, and watched the saliva slide slowly down the black metal. Finally, he unbuttoned his trousers and pissed upon his erstwhile oppressor. So it was that he ﬁnally accepted that the tyrant was well and truly dead. Bessie Applemere—hag no more—stood silent and bereft on the square behind him. Wordlessly, she mourned her sterile womb and sightless eyes. To her, Will went. He took her hand, and led her back to her hut. He opened the door for her. Her sat her down upon her bed.
Yet Will knew that one of the greenshirties was her brother. ” “It is true,” the hag said. “Yet he disdains to bend the full weight of his wrath upon you. You are no threat to him. ” “One only does he desire vengeance upon. Your leader— he who calls himself No-name. ” They obeyed, and he gestured toward a burning brand. “Bring No-name to me while this ﬁre yet burns, and you shall all go free. ” Somebody—not one of the greenshirties—was sobbing softly and steadily. Will ignored it. There was more Dragon within him than Self.
This always seemed to catch the little ones by surprise. The world of children was much simpler than the one he inhabited. When Little Red Margotty struck him with the cow-pat, he caught her by the ear and marched her to her mother’s hut. ” he cried in indignation, holding his jerkin away from him. Big Red Margotty turned from the worktable, where she had been canning toads. She stared at him stonily, and yet he thought a glint resided in her eye of suppressed laughter. Then, coldly, she said. ” Her expression when she said this was so disdainful that Will felt an impulse to peel off his trousers as well, throw them in her face for her insolence, and command her to wash them for a penance.
A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall