By A.J. Hartley
Act of Will is a boisterous delusion event that introduces us to Will Hawthorne, a medieval actor and playwright who flees the specialists in basic terms to discover himself inextricably sure to a gaggle of high-minded adventurers on a perilous challenge. Will travels with them to a far off land the place they're charged with the research and defeat of a ruthless military of mystical horsemen, who look out of the mist leaving dying and devastation of their wake.In the process Will's uneasy alliance together with his new protectors, he has to get his pragmatic brain to just accept selfless heroism (which he thinks is absurd) and magic (which he does not think in). Will needs to ultimately make a decision the place his loyalties rather lie and what sort of he's ready to do--and believe--to rise up for them.
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All right, all right, I’ll take seven. ” Shortly, Mithos smiled and told me to stop. “You have a talent, my friend,” he said. “Perhaps we’ll find a use for you yet. Now get rid of that dress and put the shirt on. And the trousers and boots. You’ll probably need a belt with those. There’s one in that box. ” “Kind of,” I answered. ” “Take this,” he said. He handed me a whimsical little crossbow, one of the light, one-handed kind which was legal within the city. It probably wouldn’t do much damage to anyone in armor but it was a lovely piece of work: polished russet wood inlaid with silver.
There was little Empire presence on the road, though the bandits, scorpions, and vultures had their own plans for you. If you make it to Stavis, you are back in proper Empire territory, but once you get through the town and head east, you are free. That might be the rollicking good reason I needed. They probably had another. ” I asked. “That’s our business,” Mithos answered quietly, but with a deliberation I was not supposed to question. “Thanks a lot,” I snapped. “So you expect me to go trekking across the bloody Hrof with you, knowing that the trip is going to be an absolute swine, and you won’t even say where we’re going!
I demanded, made angry by my panic. At the moment I was caught between the devil and the deep blue sea: the grinding judicial system of the Empire and the savages I was rooming with. I couldn’t decide which prospect was more terrifying. “You will have to come with us,” Mithos replied with a dissatisfied look in his dark eyes and a sigh in his voice. “What? ” exclaimed the girl. “He will get us all killed! At best he’ll slow us down and risk exposing us. ” “He won’t,” said Mithos grimly. It wasn’t so much a vote of confidence as a threat, and I recognized it as such.
Act of Will (Tor Fantasy) by A.J. Hartley