A Time of Omens by Katharine Kerr

By Katharine Kerr

Drawing on Celtic lore, the Deverry sequence has turn into a well-liked staple of the trendy myth reader's library. Now A Time of Omens indications the intertwining of the 2 international of the sequence: Deverry, the area of people and elves, and the astral aircraft, the place strong immortals reside.

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The ravens have been working on them. It was truly grim. ” “Oh, no doubt they were. ” “They were Cerrmor men. ” Maryn reached into his shirt and pulled out a much-tarnished message tube. “This was empty when we found it, but look at the device. ” Nevyn turned the tube and found the polished strip, graved with three tiny ships. “You could still see the paint on one shield, too,” Maryn went on. “It was the ship blazon. ” “So do I, Your Highness, but I think me I know what they said. We’d best go down and collect the entire troop.

Jill coaxed her horses off, left him sighing at the job ahead, and headed across a wind-scoured meadow to a complex much smaller and plainer than those of the main island. At the base of a low hill stood a clutter of roundhouses and a stables, shaded by a few stunted oaks. Dust drifted and swirled over the threadbare lawns and sickly vegetable gardens. She turned her horses over to a groom, carried her saddlebags and bedroll to a hut that did for a guest house, dumped her gear onto the narrow cot, and decided that she’d unpacked.

May I take it back to the guest house to read? ” Suryn blinked at her for a moment. “Oh, you’ve been gone. Of course—silly of me. By all means, keep it with you if you’d like. ” Jill bathed and ate a sparse dinner before she got around to looking at the codex. By then, early in the evening, the fog was coming in thick, darkening the hut and turning it chilly, too. She laid a fire in the hearth, lit it by the simple means of invoking the Wildfolk of Fire with a snap of her lingers, then stuck a reading candle, as long and thick as a child’s arm, onto the cast-iron spike built into the lectern.

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