By Christopher Bunn
The starting of an Epic Adventure Jute can holiday into any condo, climb any wall, and thieve anything--and he simply bought employed for what he thinks is a straightforward housebreaking activity. the one challenge is, if he succeeds, the Thieves Guild goes to homicide him. He simply does not recognize that. now not but. Being a thief consistently got here effortless for him, yet it is a lot more durable now, really while every body wishes him useless. Hiding out within the urban of Hearne, Jute reveals a few unusual allies in an outdated wizard and a conversing hawk. jointly, they discover an historic mystery of terrifying strength. All Jute must do is remain alive lengthy adequate to determine why's there is a fee on his head, why a dangerous shadow is stalking him, and why the darkish is haunting his goals. additionally, why in the world is the wind chatting with him? The Hawk And His Boy is the 1st e-book of The Tormay Trilogy. The trilogy maintains with The Shadow on the Gate, and concludes with The depraved Day.
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The article moved ahead. It appeared to glide instead of stroll. “Give me the field. ” “It was once opened,” acknowledged the Silentman. He may perhaps slightly communicate the phrases. “It was once opened, my lord. ” “I understand, thief. provide me the field. ” The Silentman couldn't hand the field right down to the creature. His limbs ached with the chilly. The blue flames of the torches within the corridor appeared frozen into unusual, sapphire gemstones carved into the most unlikely form of fireside. The field fell from his palms onto the dais. The creature didn't flow, yet all at once the field used to be in its palms. “No weight to it,” stated the creature. “It used to be opened and the burden within is long gone. yet your debt is heavy, thief. Heavier than you'll ever understand. ” at the back of the creature, the little cloaked determine stood immobile. Its hood used to be tilted towards the Silentman yet he might see no face inside, in basic terms darkness. The creature held the field delicately. The Silentman might think his center thudding opposed to his ribs. Slowly, the palms crept around the carving of the hawk. The latch clicked open and lightweight gleamed at the knife resting inside. The cracked gemstone set within the deal with shone dully. One finger caressed the blade. “Old iron,” stated the creature. “Old iron, yet an excellent older stone. as soon as it was once so very previous and necessary past examine. yet an individual touched it. somebody stole the load correct out of it. ” The corridor, already chilly, grew chillier nonetheless. The Silentman couldn't suppose his palms or his toes. The field fell to the ground and shattered. The creature grew to become the knife over in its palms. It regarded up on the Silentman. “This blade drew blood,” it stated. “Several days in the past. i will be able to nonetheless odor it. ” “W-we have the man,” stammered the Silentman. “There are worse issues than demise, thief. ” To his horror, the Silentman learned the creature’s eyes weren't just like the eyes of a guy. They have been pits of shadow, as though the sockets of a cranium. A crimson gentle flickered within the heart of every. The Silentman couldn't glance clear of that lousy stare. At that second, the door on the finish of the corridor opened. The creature became on the sound. Dreccan Gor and Ronan stood there. The Silentman used to be pathetically thankful for the interruption—abjectly thankful to be out from less than these eyes, even for a second. Ronan’s face used to be a examine in bewilderment and suspicion, whereas Gor seemed terrified. As terrified as i'm, idea the Silentman. The pair’s steps lagged as they got here nearer. the item waited on the foot of the dais. Darkness deepened within the corridor, thickening until eventually it used to be a presence—a vapor drifting during the air like smoke. It used to be tricky to respire. the 2 males stopped. “Come closer,” stated the object. Neither of the boys moved. The creature raised a hand and beckoned. either males staggered ahead, taking awkward, jerky steps as though they now not had regulate over their limbs. Ronan’s face used to be twisted in hopeless attempt. “Closer. ” They stumbled to inside of a step of him after which halted. “The fats one is not anything, master,” acknowledged the little determine. “A puppet of the thief lord. ” the skinny face tilted to at least one facet, studying Gor after which discarded him as unworthy of recognition.