By Mercedes Lackey
Rock band Wanderlust is set to hit it substantial, guitarist Dave Kendall is certain of that. They're taking part in greater venues, in entrance of larger crowds-and the folk exhibiting up on the after events are more and more handsome and funky. a few even radiate energy, like "Master" Jeffries, the tall, saturnine guy who turns out to have a few kind of bizarre regulate over Dave's fellow bandmates.
But Dave's too drained to pay a lot cognizance to Jeffries. He's drained much, in recent times, and making tune isn't as a lot enjoyable because it was once. most likely he's simply working-and partying-too hard.
Luckily, Dave has a pal who takes what's taking place to him very heavily. Diana Tregarde is a practising witch and a father or mother of the Earth. It's her activity to maintain a watch on innocents like Dave and confirm they remain out of difficulty and don't develop into someone's lunch.
Jeffries has been on Diana's hit record for the reason that she first noticed him pursuing a tender Romany. Di wasn't quickly adequate to prevent him, however the Rom have their very own protector-a speeding, fascinating, very appealing vampire named Andre Le Brel.
Together, the witch and the vampire face Jeffries and his evil minions in a conflict for the soul of rock 'n' roll.
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Both of the men looked pale, the mud spatters that covered them dark by contrast. “General,” Othel said to Reht, as his horse turned a circle, neighed, and pawed the earth. Enken tossed Othel a waterskin. The scout took a long draw then wiped his mouth. “Report,” Reht said. “It is cool within the fog and grew cooler as we advanced,” Othel said. “Visibility is poor but light can cut through it. ” “As did I,” Phlen agreed, nodding. Othel passed him the waterskin and he drank. Othel said, “We rode in half a league and encountered nothing.
The priest stood a hand taller than Reht, and a stone heavier. “Your commander, which means you follow my orders. ” More spit. “He is. But in this army, you answer to me first, to your god second. Otherwise, you ride off now. ” “You disliked Vors. ” “I hated him passionately,” Reht said, eliciting a growl from Kelgar. “But he was a soldier in this army. My army. ” The Talassan stared into Reht’s eyes, measuring him. Reht gave no ground. Finally the priest smirked, stepped back, and nodded. No spit.
Home,” Cale shouted in answer. ” It was also in the center of the storm. They stood in the meadow not far from the small cottage where Cale had lived with Varra. The sentinel elm, towering over them, whispered and creaked in the wind, sizzled in the rain. The furniture Cale had made from deadwood lay overturned in the grass. The wildflowers Varra had planted were browned and dead on the stalks. The window shutters and door of the cottage flapped in the gusts, all of them beating as if in anger against the cottage’s walls.