By Tom Holt
There are all types of goods. the nice ones. The undesirable ones. those that remain within the storage moldering for years till your backyard gnome makes a house out of it. such a lot are risk free if dealt with competently, whether they do comprise strains of peanuts. yet a few are not-not those that include strains of magic. Chris Popham wasn't paying adequate awareness while he talked to his SatNav. definite, she gave him instructions, by no means talked again to him, and constantly led him to his subsequent spot at the map with ideal accuracy. She was once the easiest factor in his existence. So was once it particularly his fault that he didn't begin being attentive while she talked to him? In his safety, that was once her activity. but if "Take the subsequent right" changed into "Excuse me," that was once while the genuine difficulty began. simply because occasionally a GPS isn't a GPS-sometimes it's an imprisoned soul trapped inside of a steel field that may do whatever it could possibly to get unfastened. and a few items you simply can't go back.
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Indeed. ” “Didn’t she publicly criticise you a while back? ” Cicerius brushes this away. “We have had our disagreements. Tilupasis has an unfortunate habit of speaking out of turn. Nonetheless, she is a woman of considerable influence. She has proved herself to be a highly efficient organiser, and the King himself was pleased at the reception she gave for our Elvish visitors last year. ” Cicerius, great speaker that he is, doesn’t give away too much in the way of unguarded emotions, but I get the feeling he’s not entirely convinced about this.
You’re really selling me the job, Cicerius. ” “Sorry,” I say. “Can’t do it. ” Cicerius is startled by my abrupt refusal. ” “Personal reasons,” I reply, and head for the door. I’m not about to tell the Deputy Consul that attending the Sorcerers Assemblage would make me feel small, powerless, insignificant and a general failure in life. Cicerius plants himself in front of me. “Personal reasons? That is not an acceptable reason for refusing the commission. I am not offering you this job for fun.
Mercenaries who’ve been all round the world and seen everything there is to see can still be struck dumb when she appears. Tanrose says that Makri’s beauty will one day get her married to a Senator or a prince, but given that Makri has Orc blood, pointed ears and plenty of attitude, I reckon she’s more likely to end up dead in a gutter, probably not long after me. I never figure she’s that beautiful anyway, but I gave up thinking about women a long time ago, so I’m a poor judge. I finish my beer.
May Contain Traces of Magic (J. W. Wells & Co., Book 6) by Tom Holt