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Luck in the Shadows

Luck in the Shadows
Title: Luck in the Shadows
: 5.0 of 5, readers votes - 5
Genre: heroic
Annotation:When young Alec of Kerry is taken prisoner for a crime he didn`t commit, he is certain that his life is at an end. But the one thing he never expected was his cellmate. Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhminee is many thingsnone of them predictable. And when he offers to take on Alec as his apprentice, things may never be the same for either of them. Soon Alec is traveling roads he never knew existed, toward a war he never suspected was brewing. Before long he and Seregil are embroiled in a sinister plot that runs deeper than either can imagine, and that may cost them far more than their lives if they fail. But fortune is as unpredictable as Alec`s new mentor, and this time there just might be


'Looks like you`ll have to climb,' Seregil whispered, squinting up. 'Be careful going over; most of these places have the walls topped with spikes or sharp flints.'

'Hold on!' Alec tried to make out Seregil`s expression through the darkness. 'Aren`t you coming with me?'

'It`s a one-man job; the fewer the better,'

Seregil assured him. 'Would I send you in alone if I didn`t think you could handle it? Best leave your sword, though.'

'What if someone sees me?'

'Honestly, Alec! You can`t just go hacking your way out of every difficult situation that arises. It`s uncivilized.'

Alec unbuckled his sword and started up the garden wall. He was halfway to the top when Micum called softly, 'We`ll meet you back here when you`ve finished. Oh, and look out for the dogs.'

'Dogs?' Alec dropped down again. 'What dogs? You didn`t say anything about dogs!'

Seregil tapped himself sharply between the eyes.

'Illior`s Fingers, what am I thinking of tonight? There`s a pair of Zengati hounds, snow-white and big as bears.'

'That`s a fine detail to forget,' growled Micum.

'Anything else I should know?'

'Let`s see, the spikes, the dogs, the servantsNo, I think we covered it. Luck in the shadows, Alec.'

'And to you,' Alec muttered, starting up the wall again.

Praise for Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling

'Part high fantasy and part political intrigue, Luck in the Shadows makes a nice change from the usual muck of contemporary sword-and-sorcery. I especially enjoyed Lynn Flewelling`s obvious affection for her characters. And at unexpected moments she reveals a well-honed gift for the macabre.'

Stephen R. Donaldson, author of This Day All Gods Die

'Memorable characters, an enthralling plot, and truly daunting evil. The magic is refreshingly difficult, mysterious, and unpredictable. Lynn Flewelling has eschewed the easy shortcuts of cliched minor characters and cookie-cutter backdrops to present a unique world peopled by characters who are truly of that world. I commend this one to your attention.'

Robin Hobb, author of Royal Assassin

'A splendid read, filled with magic, mystery, adventure, and taut suspense. Lynn Flewelling, b ravo!Nicely done.'

Dennis L. McKiernan, author of The Dragonstone

'An engrossing and entertaining debut novel. It opens up a new fantasy world that is ripe for exploration-full of magic, intrigues, and fascinating characters the kind of book you settle down with when you want a long, satisfying read.'

Michael A. Stackpole, author of Star Wars X-Wing: Rogue Squadron
Table of Contents:

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  1. Lynn Flewelling Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunners - 01)
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Authors Note
  4. Map
  6. 1 Luck in the Shadows
  7. 2 Across the Downs
  8. 3 Seregil Makes an Offer
  9. 4 Wolde
  10. 5 Friends Met, Enemies Made
  11. 6 Alec Earns His Bow
  12. 7 South to Boersby
  13. 8 The Captain and the Lady
  14. 9 The Lady is Indisposed
  15. 10 Seregil Descending
  16. 11 Dark Pursuit
  17. 12 Alone
  18. 13 Inquiries Are Made
  19. 14 Sailing South
  20. 15 Rh minee At Last
  21. 16 Dinner With Nysander
  22. 17 Watcher Business
  23. 18 Around the Ring
  24. 19 Uneasy Secrets
  25. 20 Homecoming
  26. 21 Swords and Etiquette
  27. 22 One Horse,Two Swans, and Three Daughters
  28. 23 A Little Night Work
  29. 24 Watermead
  30. 25 Return to Rh minee
  31. 26 Plans at the Cockerel
  32. 27 Hind Street
  33. 28 The Midnight Inquisition
  34. 29 An Abrupt Change of Scenery
  35. 30 Down to Business At Last
  36. 31 Kassarie
  37. 32 Nasty Surprises
  38. 33 Among the Scavengers
  39. 34 Phorias Confession
  40. 35 Cirna
  41. 36 Trouble on the Highroad
  42. 37 Backtracking
  43. 38 The Key to a Poor Girls Heart
  44. 39 The Tower
  45. 40 Flight
  46. 41 Scars

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