A Time of Exile by Katharine Kerr

By Katharine Kerr

The area of Deverry: an difficult tapestry of destiny, previous lives, and unfathomable magic. With A Time Of Exile, Katharine Kerr opens new territory within the Deverry Saga, exploring the historical past of the Elcyion Lacar, the elves who inhabit the rustic west of Deverry. it's years because the half-elven Lord Rhodry took the throne of Aberwyn. whilst Rhodry's misplaced lover, Jill-now a robust wizard-comes to Aberyn and tells him it is time he permitted his elven historical past, Rhodry faces the main tough selection of his lifestyles. yet with Jill's aid and that of a human wizard named Aderyn who has lived for years within the westlands, Rhodry starts to appreciate how his existence is attached not only to his personal humans, yet to the Elcyion Lacar to boot. finally, future starts off to resolve its secrets and techniques, revealing Aderyn's actual goal one of the elves-and the god' deeper layout at the back of Rhodry's twin background.

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Html stopping to talk with old friends, then moving on to the next. Dallandra took a wooden bowl and trotted back and forth from alar to alar to fetch a selection of favorite treats for Nananna, who sat regally on a pile of cushions by a campfire and received visitors while she ate. By the end of the alardan she would have seen everyone at the meeting and dispensed wise advice, too, for most of their problems. Someday this role of wise woman would be Dallandra’s, but she was filled with the dread that she was too young, not ready, nowhere near Nananna’s equal.

The lord himself, a tall young man in blue-and-gray-plaid brigga, with oak leaves embroidered as a blazon on his shirt, was kicking dirt over a dying campfire. When Aderyn and Ibretin came up, the men shouted, running to gather round them. Aderyn could see Ibretin shaking in terror. “Oh, here,” a man called out. “This peddler’s found our flown chicken! ” Aderyn said. ” With a signal to Ibretin to stay well back, Aderyn swung down from his horse just as Degedd came pushing his way through his men.

He felt something calling him west, and he knew he’d better hurry. Out on the grasslands the seasons change more slowly than they do in the mountains. At about the time when Aderyn was seeing omens of autumn up in the Eldidd hills, far to the west the golden sunlight still lay hazy on the endless-seeming expanse of green. When the alar rode past a small copse of alders clustered around a spring, the trees stood motionless and dusty in the windless heat, as if summer would linger there forever. Dallandra turned in her saddle and looked at Nananna, riding beside her on a golden gelding with a white mane and tail.

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