Blackdog by K. V. Johansen

By K. V. Johansen

In the past, within the days of the 1st kings within the north, there have been seven devils... And some time past, within the days of the 1st kings within the north, the seven devils, who had deceived and possessed seven of the best wizards of the realm, have been defeated and certain with the aid of the outdated nice Gods... and maybe the various devils are loose on the earth, and maybe a few are operating to loose themselves still…In a land the place gods stroll at the hills and goddesses upward push from river, lake, and spring, the caravan-guard Holla-Sayan, escaping the bloody conquest of a lakeside city, stops to assist an deserted baby and a death puppy. the woman, notwithstanding, is the incarnation of Attalissa, goddess of Lissavakail, and the puppy a shape-changing dad or mum spirit whose origins were forgotten. Possessed and approximately pushed mad through the Blackdog, Holla-Sayan flees to the wasteland street, taking the powerless avatar with him. Necromancy, treachery, massacres, rebellions, and gods lifeless or misplaced or mad, keep on with not easy at the their heels. however it is Attalissa herself who could be the Blackdog’s—and Holla-Sayan’s—doom.

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It was unfitting that such books, the teachings of the new faith of the west, should remain in such a place, with the folk of such a defiled and corrupting goddess as Kinsai. It was not an uncaring abandonment. The world was grown too impure for the Old Great Gods. Devils had walked among the Northron folk and on the Great Grass, had overthrown kings, defied the gods of the high places and the goddesses of the waters, and though in the end the Old Great Gods had heard the pleas of the war-torn world and bound the devils again, they had been angered by the wizards’ pride and human weakness that let the devils loose.

And she was his favourite sister's only daughter. Night had come down on them. From the tower, Otokas watched, with the Blackdog's owl-sharp vision in the darkness, the defenders of Lissavakail's bridge fall, overwhelmed. Lilmass was dead, and her dozen with her, he thought. There were no indigo-trousered women among the townsmen who broke and bolted away, a handful, a knot unravelling into the alleys and steep twisting lanes, no order to them, every man running to his own household, to bar his own door.

But I will do what I have to, to win Attalissa. The stars have knotted our fates together and I won't be turned aside. Those folk on the shore, their lives are in your hands, Sisters. Do you have kin in the town? Brothers, sisters, parents? Do you think they might be among those the Blackdog can see? ” “No,” Kayugh said. “Attalissa won't pass to your keeping till every last one of us is dead. ” “Well, then. ” The warlord jerked his head to one of his followers, a tall, butter-haired Northron, who spun on his heel and started down for the boat bridge at a run.

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