A Dance of Shadows (Shadowdance, Book 4) by David Dalglish

By David Dalglish

From USA this day bestselling writer David Dalglish
[b]"Prove so that you can stand opposed to the darkness and live."
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In publication #4 of the Shadowdance sequence, Haern is the King's Watcher, born an murderer in simple terms to turn into town of Veldaren's protector opposed to the thief guilds.
When Lord Victor Kane assaults town, decided to stamp out all corruption, international gangs pour in amidst the chaos in an try and overthrow the present lords of the underworld.
And while a mysterious killer often called the Widow starts mutilating thieves, paranoia engulfs the town. Haern understands an individual is at the back of the turmoil, pulling strings. If he doesn't discover who -- and shortly -- his cherished urban will burn.
Light or darkness: the place will the road be drawn?
Fantasy writer David Dalglish spins a story of retribution and darkness, and an underworld attaining for final energy during this fourth novel of the Shadowdance sequence, formerly published as Blood of the Underworld.

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No respectable woman on Darkover would soil her mouth with the wordgrezalis -that's vernacular for 'whore'-and no man but a boor would use it in front of her. " Bethany shivered. " "It's true; you have to take extra pains to avoid giving offense. One of my main jobs is to check through official speeches to make sure our translators and speechwriters avoid words with accidentally offensive connotations. For instance: you know how our standard official speeches-not just on Darkover-are full of expressions of friendship and brotherhood?

But, too late, it occurred to her that she had, perhaps, let Montray in for trouble on the Darkovan side. Terrans were not precisely popular in the Old Town, and the sight of a Terran escorting a respectable Darkovan female could indeed causev some trouble, if some Darkovan hothead wanted to take advantage of it. This is idiotic. I know fifteen times as much about Darkover as Montray ever will; yet by strict protocol I'm not even qualified to be an official translator, far less for any position more advanced than that; just because I'm a woman, and Darkover is a world where women don't hold such positions.

Get me a personnel solido and photos of Peter Haldane, Bethany. Magda". " Magda tried. She could see faint beads of perspiration along the lady's hairline; whether from nervousness or from the heat of Montray's office-or both-she could not tell. "Chance resemblance? Impossible, my child. " "It is not rare among Terrans, my Lady," Magda said. (She had known this; Peter had made jokes of it. " She broke off as Bethany came in, took the small solido and personnel printout that bore a color photo of Peter Haldane.

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