By S. M. Stirling
Eons in the past, the strong Homo Nocturnis governed the earth. whereas their numbers were vastly decreased, they nonetheless exist-though no longer as purebreds. Adrian Breze is one such being. prosperous and reclusive, he's extra Shadowspawn than human. yet he rebelled opposed to his sort, opting for to stay as a normal guy. Now, to avoid wasting humanity, he needs to conflict the darkish forces of the world-including these in his personal blood...
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His sister, Jasla, was horrified by the theft. She grabbed hold of her brother to try to stop him. Berem flew into a rage and flung her away. She fell and struck her head on the stone and died, her blood staining the Foundation Stone. Berem loved his sister, and he was appalled at his crime. And he was afraid. No one would believe him when he said that killing his sister had been an accident. He would be executed for murder. Instead of confessing his sin and seeking forgiveness, he turned to flee.
Raistlin didn’t know what Astinus thought and he didn’t care. Keeping his cowl pulled low to conceal the fact that his skin shimmered gold in the sunlight and that the pupils of his eyes were the shape of hourglasses, he would mutter an excuse and hurry on. He hoped sourly that the workers at his destination were actually doing some work, that they were not out gossiping in the street. He regretted thinking of Tasslehoff. The memory of the kender brought back memories of his friends and his brother.
When she conquered Krynn, she would be so powerful that the other gods would not dare to punish her. Takhisis, cloaked in darkness, slipped into the world through the gate left open by the Foundation Stone. She woke her evil dragons and ordered them to steal the eggs of the good dragons, who slumbered in their lairs. She prepared to prosecute her war with all her might and power. Then she discovered one day that her way into the world through the Foundation Stone had been blocked. A man named Berem and his sister, Jasla, were walking together when they came upon the Foundation Stone.