A Fortress in Shadow by Glen Cook

By Glen Cook

As soon as a amazing nation reigned, yet now all is chaos. within the gigantic reaches of the desolate tract, a tender heretic escapes yes dying and embarks on a project of insanity and glory. he's El Murid - the Disciple - who vows to convey order, prosperity, and righteousness to the barren region humans of Hammad al Nakir. After 4 lengthy centuries, El Murid is the savior who's destined to construct a brand new empire from the blood his enemies. yet all isn't because it turns out, and the sinister forces pulling the strings of empire come into the sunshine. Who and what lies at the back of El Murid's imaginative and prescient of a desolate tract empire?

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After a rest at El Aquila they would recross the Sahel for more salt. Nine watchers awaited them. The camels now carried the sweet dates, emeralds of Jebal al Alf Dhulquarneni, and Imperial relics coveted by the traders of Hellin Daimiel. The traders would purchase them with salt recovered from the distant western sea. An elderly merchant named Sidi al Rhami mastered the caravan. He was captain of a family enterprise. His companions were brothers and cousins and sons. His youngest boy, Micah, just twelve, was making his first transit of the family route.

One family, the Quesani, established a nominal suzerainty over the desert, bringing an uneasy, oft broken peace. Semi-pacified, the tribes began raising small settlements and refurbishing old shrines. They were a religious people, the Children of Hammad al Nakir. Only faith that their trials were the will of God gave them the endurance to weather the desert and the savagery of their cousins. Only an unshakable conviction that God would someday relent and restore them to their rightful place among the nations kept them battling.

Howard, Talbot Mundy, H. Rider Haggard, leading finally to what was for me the pinnacle of epic fantasy: Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant; for science fiction it was Leigh Brackett, Andre Norton, Asimov, Clarke, Zelazny, Harry Harrison, Ursula Le Guin. Cam's reading list came from another planet. Back to Victoria. In the midst of all that academic zeal, the late-night writing sessions to meet workshop deadlines, the pissing around at the university pub, the girl-chasing, Cam and I were gaming.

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