Year of publication: 2007
Sequence of author: Instrumentalities of the night(№2)
Lord of the Silent Kingdom
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Glen Cook Lord of the Silent Kingdom In memory of my father, Charles Albert Cook, who lived a life stranger than fiction, and In memory of my good friend Richard Cole, who snuck out the back way early, before the adventures could all be enjoyed. Miss you both The ice advances every winter. The world grows colder. The seas grow shallower. In northernmost Andoray the reindeer herds and mystic Seatts have disappeared. The farms and pastures, hills and fjords that supported the warlike Andorayans, two centuries gone, are entombed under ice so thick the wild, tall mountains are lost. Across the world – though less so amongst the Wells of Ihrian – the wells of power are weakening. Till recently dramatic change has been confined to the far rims of civilization. Lately, though, they have begun to have a real impact round the Mother Sea. A flood of refugees has made it possible to raise armies at bargain prices. Just when the Episcopal Church is ruled by an...