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House of Blades (The Traveler's Gate Trilogy, Book 1) by Will Wight

By Will Wight

Simon can simply watch, helpless, as his family members is killed and his acquaintances captured by way of enemy Travelers--men and ladies who can summon mystical powers from otherworldly Territories. To most sensible it off, one other younger guy from Simon's village discovers that he's a savior prophesied to damage evil and keep the realm. 
Prophecy has not anything to claim approximately Simon. He has no distinct powers, no magical guns, and no be sure that he'll live to tell the tale. yet he units off besides, on my own, to realize the ability he must oppose the tourists and topple their ruthless Overlord. it might probably no longer be his future, yet Simon's made up our minds to rescue his fellow villagers from convinced death.  Because who cares approximately prophecy, particularly?

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Lords and Ladies] His role as a deity is to hear the occult voice of the prey. He is a good listener, but his success rate at answering prayers is not high. His worshippers, unfortunately, tend to die shortly after calling upon his name. How he got his name is an interesting example of interaction between one universe and another. At any one time there are millions of particles of inspiration and information pulsating through the multiverse, pouring out from the minds of various sentient species.

Then there was Quezovercoatl the Feathered Boa, a demon who went off to become a god to the humans of the Tezuman Empire and teach them how to cut the hearts out of one another on top of pyramids. It is thought that he had picked up his ideas from the Aztecs of Mexico, and likewise (more or less) his name. He was half-man, half-chicken, half-jaguar, half-scorpion, and half mad. However, he was also only six inches high, so when forced to manifest himself physically he came to a sad, squishy end.

The two heroines of the play decide to make a fool of a man who is pestering them by persuading him to disguise himself as a ghost and meet them at midnight under an oak tree in Windsor Park. Describing this ghost, one says: There is an old tale goes, that Herne the hunter, Sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest, Doth all the winter time, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg舗d horns; And there he blasts the trees, bewitches cattle, And makes the cows yield blood, and shakes a chain In a most hideous and dreadful manner.

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