Dzur (Vlad Taltos, Book 10) by Steven Brust

By Steven Brust

In which Vlad Taltos confronts the Left Hand of the Jhereg…and discovers the sport has extra gamers than he thought
 
Vlad Taltos, short-statured, short-lived human in an Empire of tall, long-lived Dragaerans, has continuously needed to hold his wits approximately him. some time past, he made a spot for himself as a captain of the Jhereg, the noble condominium that runs the rackets within the nice imperial urban of Adrilankha. yet love, revolution, betrayal, and revenge ensued, and for years now Vlad has been a guy at the run, suffering to stick a step sooner than the Jhereg who might kill him with no hesitation.
 
Now Vlad's again in Adrilankha. The rackets he used to run are actually less than the keep watch over of the mysterious "Left Hand of the Jhereg"--a secretive cabal of ladies who report back to no guy. His ex-wife wishes his support. His outdated enemies aren't certain whether or not they are looking to kill him, or check with him after which kill him. A goddess should be enjoying tips along with his reminiscence. And the nice Weapon he's sporting turns out to have plans of its own…
 
Picking up without delay the place Issola left off, Dzur supplies us Vlad Taltos at his best--swashbuckling storytelling with a wry and gritty area.

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Ye proved that to me again tonight. " Balthor leaned down and 44 Judgment pulled a firecat fur up over the large barbarian. "Now, get some sleep. Remember, fatigue is the thief of control. " Although neither man got a full night's sleep, Balthor and Kamahl were out running through the mountain passes before the sun's light hit the village. By the time the sun was straight above them, the odd looking duo had covered a dozen miles of rough, rocky passes, mostly in silence. " huffed Balthor, who had to pump his legs twice as fast as the much larger barbarian, yet never fell behind.

And the refusal to aid the enemies of the Cabal, of course," added the First. "Of course, your eminence," replied Veza. " "Yes. The empress's power is tied to land-based economics, and free trade depends upon free trade routes," said the First, smiling once again. "We accept the empress's offer. " The First flipped back the sleeves of his robes, and Veza thought for a moment that he wished to shake her hand to seal the deal. Instead he folded his fingers together in front of him and bowed slightly.

As he finished speaking, Braids suddenly heard an ominous rattling sound from all around her. Looking up and back around as far as she could, she saw several snake-headed men surrounding her. She didn't even hear them until they began rattling. Their heads swayed back and forth as she watched them "Meet my new assassination squad, direct from Chainer's mind to my service," said the First. "Five rattlers, each with the strength of a barbarian and 62 Judgment the poisonous tongue of a mer. The perfect foils for our two enemies.

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