Last Guardian (The Stones of Power, Book 4) by David Gemmell
By David Gemmell
"David Gemmell tells a story of very genuine event, the stuff of real epic fantasy."
--R.A. Salvatore, big apple instances Bestselling author
While the Earth quaked, a perilous strength burst forth from old Atlantis. For the gate of time were torn open, releasing a cataclysmic evil.
Only the final dad or mum, Jon Shannow, the mythical pistoleer, may well close the lethal portal. yet to complete this he must locate the shining Sword of God, stated to be floating one of the clouds within the perilous lands past the wall, the place beasts walked like males and worship a gloomy goddess. As Shannow launched into his most unlikely quest, demons amassed in wait.
And--somewhere--a golden-haired lady was once dreaming of blood . . .
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Below them the surf raged as tidal patterns crossed and tangled, Casca and Domina and Prima battling for dominance of the sea, while Sun and Core together ruled the sky. They slept as the dead sleep, oblivious to such liquid disputes, resting on mounds of newly killed animals, that of the caves' former occupants. Whose flesh did not interest them as such, though they licked at the dried blood once or twice upon awakening, as if to cleanse their palates. What little food such animals could supply had been drained from them quickly the night before, in battle, and flesh without purpose offered these creatures little sustenance.
Barely. " He clapped his hands twice. Barely a few seconds later the door swung open, and a young girl in servant's livery entered. "This is Kami. She'll get you settled in. Kami, take Reverend Vryce to the rooms that have been prepared for him. See that he has a schedule of our services, and anything he needs for tonight. Breakfast is in the Annex, at eight," he informed Damien. " His mouth twitched slightly; a smile? " The Patriarch nodded to Kami, a clear gesture of dismissal. Damien gathered up his pack and turned to follow her— but when they reached the door the Patriarch called his name softly, and he turned back.
What? " He chuckled. " "The Patriarch is immune to charm. And most other human pleasantries, I suspect. As for us… suffice it to say that battle lines have been drawn, and we both are poised behind our armaments. He with his moral obsessions, and I with my fixation on rights to an independent private life. " He shrugged. "Open conflict is infinitely more attractive to me than fencing with hints and insinuations. " 48 Black Sun Rising "Can I ask how that's going? " He grimaced, and shifted his packages again.