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By Sean Russell

Sean Russell’s acclaimed duology, The begin Brother and Gatherer of Clouds, jointly in a single omnibus version for the 1st time!

Plague and war have swept around the historical state of Wa, devastating the royal line and leaving a brand new dynasty at the throne—a new Emperor, Akantsu, full of worry of all who may well search to wrest the Empire from his snatch. between these out of fashion with the hot liege is the Order of the Botahist clergymen, whose mystical powers have enabled them to carry positions as religious Advisors to the Imperial courtroom for almost ten centuries. yet Emperor Akantsu fears none so tremendously as he does Lord Shonto, the bright chief of an important of the outdated households, whose effect may well rally the good homes opposed to the throne, and whose followed daughter, the attractive and proficient girl Nishima, is the final surviving member of the previous royal family.

Sent to be army governor of a northern border province lengthy threatened via barbarian invaders, Lord Shonto understands he's being lured to his dying. yet Akantsu has underestimated his foe, for not just is Lord Shonto the best army genius of the age, yet he has with him a religious consultant from the Botahist Order—a younger guy talented with impressive martial arts abilities and magical talents, start up Brother Shuyun. or even Lord Shonto doesn't notice the real capability of this younger monk. basically time will demonstrate that Shuyun’s magical powers haven't noticeable their equivalent in approximately one thousand years—not because the excellent grasp himself walked the trails of the Empire…

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Smoke filled the main room to the rafters, but we forged our way into it anyway, following the sounds of my sister’s screams. Coughing on the smoke, we reached my parents’ bedroom and thrust open the door. “I will not describe the scene we found therein. I can see every detail of it whenever I close my eyes. The mercy of sleep never takes me far from it, and I cannot escape it in my waking hours. “My mother was already dead, and my sister followed soon after. The daemons we found in that room with them — crimson skinned monsters with snakes for eyes and limbs — smashed consciousness from us.

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