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By Glen Cook

ISBN-10: 1597801003

ISBN-13: 9781597801003

As soon as a effective country reigned, yet now all is chaos. within the large reaches of the barren region, a tender heretic escapes sure dying and embarks on a project of insanity and glory. he's El Murid - the Disciple - who vows to deliver order, prosperity, and righteousness to the barren region humans of Hammad al Nakir. After 4 lengthy centuries, El Murid is the savior who's destined to construct a brand new empire from the blood his enemies. yet all isn't really because it turns out, and the sinister forces pulling the strings of empire come into the sunshine. Who and what lies at the back of El Murid's imaginative and prescient of a wasteland empire?

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I hid it here. They didn't find it, did they? " "Who? The priests? Only a ragged, desert-worn saltman's son. " "I remember now. A rock that looks like a tortoiseshell. " The rock was just a yard from where al Assad had found him. He tried lifting the stone. He did not have the strength. "Here. " Nassef nudged him aside. In the process he tore his sleeve on a thorn of a scraggly desert bush. "Oh. " "All right! " He heaved on the rock. " Together they heaved the stone onto its back. " El Murid gently extracted the amulet from the rocky soil, brushing dirt from its delicate golden wristlet.

Did they mock him? His converts were shouting at the abbot. One threw a stone. It opened the priest's forehead, sending him to his knees. A barrage followed. Most of the villagers fled. The abbot's personal attendants, a pair of retarded brothers younger than most of the priests, seized his arms and dragged him away. El Murid's converts went after them, flinging stones. Mustaf rallied a handful of men and intercepted them. Angry words filled the air. Fists flew. Knives leapt into angry hands. " El Murid shrieked.

They strolled up to Al Ghabha, Nassef gradually lagging. El Murid accepted it. He understood. Nassef had to get along with Mustaf. Everybody was there, from El Aquila and Al Ghabha alike. The gardens of the Shrines had assumed a carnival air. But he received very few friendly smiles there. Behind the merriment was a strong current of malice. They had come to see someone hurt. He had thought that he could teach them, that he could debate the abbot and so expose the folly inherent in the old dogma and old ways.

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