By Jeffrey Lord
The Bronze awl : Blade No. 1
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But that might be difficult. I admit it. You and your rabble, King, would not even make good raping. I doubt that Redbeard has an army of perverts. So he will merely hang you, or cut off your heads, and content his men with your women. "You have heard that I am a wizard. It is true. I come from a far land, of which you know nothing, and there is no time to tell you now. But I am a wizard—if being wizard means that I use my brains for something other than to stuff my skull box. "I can show you tricks of war that Redbeard never heard of.
He was going to stick his ugly nose into a bear's den. And so was Blade. Chapter Seven «^» Blade lay in shadow, on soft sward in an open glen, cushioned and half concealed by bracken and pink-tipped heather. The glen was bathed in a greenish cathedral light, save where a single ray of sun struck downward through the trees. She stood in the golden beam, clad all in white, scarlet girdled and deep cowled, and she carried the golden sword before her as if in offering. Blade could not see her eyes, yet knew they regarded him with a strange and burning intensity that set his blood to coursing.
He was a shorter man than Blade, and not so prettily muscled, yet Blade knew the man's strength would match his own. Horsa, leaning on his axe, scowled across the ring of fire at Blade. "You called my blood white, stranger. What of yours? You have thought of urgent business elsewhere, mayhap? You would be off to report to your master, Redbeard? That may not be. " Blade ignored the gibe. The crowd screamed and laughed. King Lycanto made an impatient sign. Blade turned to Sylvo. "Remember well what I have said.