Servant of the Crown: A Powder Mage Novella (Powder Mage series)
Captain Tamas is an bold younger officer within the Adran military. As a commoner, he's certainly one of only a few with out noble blood to carry a rank. while he demanding situations the son of a duke over an insult, the following duel lands him in scorching water with the the Aristocracy and the royal cabal of Privileged sorcerers. Tamas is quickly drawn right into a clash that is going to the very maximum workplace within the land, and his basically best friend is the main not likely of individuals; a tender noblewoman named Erika, who wishes Tamas to educate her the right way to wield her powers as a powder mage.
residing house used to be not anything greater than a coal range, a desk, chairs, and a cabinet. A door to his left resulted in his small, cramped bed room. Privileged Dienne sat at the different facet of the desk, hands steepled in entrance of her face, donning her gloves. The window at the back of her into the courtyard of his tenement used to be open, permitting the snow to blow lightly onto his flooring. She used to be flanked through of her cabal guards, their palms resting at the pommels in their sabers. extra guards stood to both.
workplace. the fellow at the back of the table used to be now not basic Seske. Tamas snapped to cognizance. “Colonel Westeven, sir!” The colonel used to be a tall guy, skinny as a fencepost, and in his overdue forties, he was once already thoroughly bald. He used to be one of many few superiors for which Tamas felt any type of recognize. either a able commander and flesh presser, he was once anticipated to be named common sooner than the top of the 12 months. “Sit down, Captain,” Westeven acknowledged with out taking a look up from the letter he was once writing. “Thank you, sir.”.
Erika pressed a finger opposed to his chest. “You requested me why i would like to profit to take advantage of my powers. final evening, you requested me what I intended while I acknowledged i used to be returning the prefer via saving your lifestyles. i'll resolution either these questions, Captain Tamas. I first heard your identify while I smuggled a fugitive powder mage baby prior the Kez Longdogs and into Budwiel no more than a number of days ahead of we met.” “You did that?” Tamas breathed. The Longdogs have been the royal magehunters. Had Erika been stuck, she might.
Disappeared. And with him Tamas’s desire of happening the subsequent crusade to Gurla and finishing this nasty enterprise of the duel ahead of it might probably visit a listening to. “Good issues, i'm hoping. I suggest, i am hoping you’ve heard solid things.” “Not really,” the girl stated, with a half-smile that appeared intended to melt the phrases. “I see.” “Would you take care of a dance?” Tamas hesitated. The supply stuck him off protect, and it was once very tempting. He frequently welcomed a talk with a lady so fetching, and there has been.
enforcing guy. He sat beside a hearth, hunched over in his chair, one finger held to his temple and his eyes downcast. He was once of medium top with gentle brown hair and tough, a bit of almond-shaped eyes. due to cabal sorceries that saved his brain and physique younger, he hadn’t elderly an afternoon for the reason that Tamas had final visible him on a parade flooring in Gurla 8 years past. His distinctive age used to be no longer public wisdom, yet he was once acknowledged to be in his seventies. Tamas fell to at least one knee. “Your majesty.” there has been no.