City Under the Sand: A Dark Sun Novel by Jeff Mariotte

By Jeff Mariotte

Aric, a half-elf with a unprecedented normal skill with the psionic self-discipline often called “the Way,” needs to locate his position in an international governed via the tyranny of evil sorcerer kings, and ruled by means of the savage wilds of the Athasian wasteland, a global presided over by way of the unrelenting pink eye of Dark Sun®.
When Aric is introduced right into a quest to go looking for a invaluable trove guns, he might really retain his head down and dwell an easy life.  yet not anything is straightforward within the urban of Nibenay with it reclusive ruler referred to as the Shadow King. And in a global the place steel is the rarest of commodities, Aric’s “way” with steel is an excellent rarer talent.
Enlisted by means of the Shadow King himself to search out this cache of steel weaponry, Aric heads into the desolate tract with a treacherous band of adventurers.  Allegiances are confirmed and secrets and techniques are exposed. yet occasionally the secrets and techniques hidden through the sands of time should still stay undiscovered.
When Aric and his band discover an evil maybe more than the Shadow King himself, it's a race opposed to time to work out who will harness its energy.

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Her sister Analiese asked. The younger girl’s voice was thick with sleep, and she watched Myrana with hooded eyes. She was on her side, curled up, with one hand under her cheek. “Bad dream, Liese,” Myrana said. ” Analiese wondered. Myrana knew what she meant—was it one of those dreams that might foretell danger or heartbreak? “I don’t know. I was sitting at an oasis, leaning against a tree. ” “It was. But then I realized that the birds were not just singing, they were trying to tell me something.

She turned her flat gaze on Aric. “I’ve nothing against you, Aric, and neither does Myklan, Rieve’s father, who after all advised my father to hire you in the first place. We’re quite tolerant of all sorts of people, you’ll find. ” “I understand,” Aric said. He couldn’t deny his disappointment, although he tried to disguise it. And in spite of Solyara’s self-proclaimed tolerance, he wondered how much it had to do not with his commoner class but with his half—quarter—elf nature. Elves, everybody knew, weren’t to be trusted, especially with the daughter of a noble human family.

His footsteps were tentative, as if he had burned the soles of his feet here on a previous occasion and was afraid of doing it again. ” he complained, loudly. “Not it at all! ” Rieve shot Aric a quick look of apology, then turned to the newcomer, her face instantly softening. “Pietrus, dear, now isn’t the time. ” “Her brother,” Corlan whispered. “There’s something wrong with him. With his mind. ” “Time, time, time, time,” Pietrus echoed, stomping around in a tight square as he did. ” Rieve reached her brother and put her hands on his arm.

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