By Daniel Polansky
An exciting advent to the realm of the commonly acclaimed Low city trilogy.
Rigus is the best urban within the 13 Lands, a glittering city of towering citadels and magnificent manors, the place bored nobles settle affairs of honor with chilly metal, and sorcerers craft enchantments of ask yourself and majesty.
But gentle casts coloration, and within the shadow of the spires the baseborn fight, eeking out an lifestyles amidst the cast-offs in their betters. this is often Low city, a sprawling warren of facet streets and again alleys, of boarded-up home windows and fake storefronts. right here the nook boys do a gradual alternate to the dead-eyed and despairing, and a lifestyles can be purchased with a clipped copper penny.
Low city is an unpleasant position, and its champion is an unpleasant guy. as soon as a conflict hero and intelligence agent, now against the law lord hooked on affordable violence and dear narcotics, the Warden struggles to keep up a few semblance of order in a nook of the realm the place chaos is the ordinary kingdom.
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He lifted a brow and wondered what that was supposed to mean. She would have it easier marrying Gannon off than him. Galen had been out in the world the longest and still enjoyed sampling what was out there, whereas Gannon was just getting his feet wet. His mother would best grab him now before he discovered the true meaning of women. “I’ll make a deal with you, Mom,” he decided to say, reaching out and gently squeezing her hand. ” Brittany sank into the chair opposite the man’s desk. Luther Banyon was the attorney who’d sent her the recent letter, advising her that Gloria McIntyre, the woman who’d sent her that handwritten letter over six months ago, had died of ovarian cancer at the age of forty-four.
He nodded in her direction before he and the man he was with got up and walked out. The room was practically empty now with everyone taking advantage of the break. There was nothing left for her to do but leave. However, she couldn’t help wondering the identity of the individual who had won her house. ” With so much weighing heavily on her mind, it took Brittany some effort to lift her head up to see who was talking to her. As soon as her gaze collided with the man’s green eyes, she knew. Her mouth gaped open as she stared at him while he stood there smiling down at her.
Galen refused to look up from reading the documents that were spread out on his desk. He didn’t have to glance at Eden Tyson Steele to know she was on a roll. Ever since Donovan’s wedding, his mother had been swept away by wishful thinking. She had witnessed the ceremony, heard the wedding music and seen how happy the bride and groom were. Since then she’d felt something was missing in her life, especially because Galen’s kinfolk in Charlotte could now claim that all the North Carolina Steeles, both male and female, had gotten hitched.
A Drink Before We Die (Low Town, Short Story) by Daniel Polansky