Scion of Cyador: The New Novel in the Saga of Recluce

By L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Scion of Cyador maintains the tale all started in Magi'i of Cyador. Exploring the wealthy depths of the background of Recluce, Magi'i brought Lorn, a skilled boy born right into a kinfolk of Magi'i. A fastidious pupil mage who lacked blind devotion, Lorn was once made right into a lancer officer and shipped off to the frontier.

Having survived a longer stint combating either barbarian raiders and the large beasts of the Accursed wooded area, Lorn has confirmed himself to be an exceptional officer . . . maybe too positive an officer. As his prowess has grown, so has his variety of enemies and opponents. an excessive amount of good fortune has made him a marked guy. whilst he returns to his domestic, either he and his younger relations turn into objectives whereas all of Cyad is in upheaval over the loss of life of the Emperor.

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XXX [Previous][Top][Next] Lorn seems up in brief and out the window of his first-floor administration-building research. The post-dawn air remains to be and hot, with out too robust a breeze. He hopes the dry climate will carry, at the very least for a couple of days. Then he turns again to the papers ahead of him. he's but writing out the final of his scrolls, orders, and tough copies of maps whilst he hears Helkyt input the outer learn. "Helkyt? " "Yes, ser. " The senior squad chief shakes his head as he steps into Lorn's learn and sees a few of the stacks of papers. "You ever be drowsing, ser? " "Not quite a bit as i would like, yet that is not for attempting. " The overcaptain gestures to the chair around the desk table. Helkyt sits down, nearly gingerly. "I'm going to impose a few tasks on you. I want it may be differently, yet you are the just one with the event. " The senior squad leader's eyebrows elevate. "Tomorrow is once we visit investigate cross-check the District Guards, as you'll remember. " "Yes, ser. " "I can be taking all of the replicate Lancers apart from a halfscore of senior lancers, and the halfscore of the newest trainees. " "Ser? " Helkyt shifts his weight within the chair, uneasily. "I have heard from a few investors that there is a few barbarian raiders using into the lands west of Ehyla. i assumed that we would fee that out whereas placing the District Guards via maneuvers. " "Best you're taking the entire firelances, then, ser. these we will be able to do with out - extra so than you, if there be barbarians getting into Cyador. " "I relish your proposal. i am hoping i'm incorrect, yet one by no means understands. " Lorn shrugs. "My resources tend to be sturdy, yet barbarians usually are not consistently predictable, other than in that they prefer to assault the lancers and folks of Cyador. " "Ser... beggin' yer pardon, yet in additional 'n seasons, i have but to work out you unsuitable, and although I be no wagering guy, have been I one, i might bet on what you recognize. " He pauses. "And you be short of me to maintain issues as you may have? " "That's correct. " Lorn leans ahead. "We're earlier than harvest, and there is not too many ships porting, both to shop for or promote, with the exception of clay and china, and so much investors will not are available only for that. " "The olive-grower Baryat's son - he been behaving himself? " "So a ways as i will be able to inform. but when he has any difficulties, they might not be with you. " Lorn laughs ruefully. "We could get a few orders moving lancers to Assyadt or something," Lorn muses, "but do not move a person until eventually i am getting again. Or until eventually it truly is transparent I will not be again. " "Don't be conversing that manner, ser. " "I do not plan it that manner, yet i might be a terrible overcaptain if i did not plan for the worst. " Lorn issues to the nook of the table. "Those are the educational plans for the following season, and a few different papers that would be valuable. " "Yes, ser. " Lorn maintains to short Helkyt until eventually approximately midmorning. He may have waited until eventually later within the day, yet he wishes Helkyt to have a while to contemplate what he has advised the senior squad chief in order that if the older guy has any questions, Lorn will nonetheless be in Biehl to respond to them.

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