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Janny Wurts - Light & Shadows 7 - Traitor's Knot

Janny Wurts - Light & Shadows 7 - Traitor's Knot

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Books by Janny Wurts
Sorcerer's Legacy
The Cycle of Fire Trilogy
 
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Stormwarden
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Keeper of the Keys
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Shadowfane
The Master of Whitestorm
That Way Lies Camelot
To Ride Hell's. Chasm
The Wars of Light and Shadow
 
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The Curse of the Mistwraith
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The Ships of Merior
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Warhost of Vastmark 
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Fugitive Prince
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Grand Conspiracy
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Peril's Gate
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Traitor's Knot
With Raymond E. Feist 
 
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Daughter of the Empire
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Servant of the Empire
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Mistress of the Empire
 Janny Wurts
Traitor's Knot
The Wars of Light and ShadowVolume 7FOURTH BOOK OF THE ALLIANCE OF LIGHT
Voyager 
An Imprint of HarperCollins
Publishers
77-85 Fulham Palace Road,Hammersmith, London W6 8JBwww.voyager-books.comPublished by
Voyager 
2004Copyright © Janny Wurts 2004The Author asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work A catalogue record for this book is available from the British LibraryHardback ISBN 0 00 710112 0Trade Paperback ISBN 0 00 710113 9Set in Palatino by Palimpsest Book Production Limited, Polmont, Stirlingshire
 
Printed and bound in Great Britain by Clays Limited, St Ives plcAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, ortransmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise,without the prior permission of the publishers.
For Diane Turner,close friend, sister spirit -with profound gratitude for returningthe 'two penny lecture' at just exactly the right moment.
Acknowledgements
A story of this size and scope cannot be done without helping hands at every stage. Thanks are due to anumber of outstanding people - who already know who they are - but I will mention them, anyway.Jeff Watson, Andrew Ginever, Betsy Hosier, Jana Paniccia, Alan Carmichael, Gale Skipworth, Sara andBob Schwager.The Voyager crew:Jane Johnson, Sarah Hodgson, Emma Coode.Stuart Poison and Andrew Ashton for spectacular design.Two others, with gratitude that surpasses words:Suzanne Parnell and Larry Turner.Never last, Jonathan Matson, my husband, Don Maitz,and not least, my mother, Roberta, who's read all of them.
Contents
Fourth Book
Story Time-line I.Wayfarers II.Excision III.Citadel IV.Refuge V.Convolutions VI.Counterploy VII.Bind VIII.Avenor IX.Alland X.Appeal XI.Confrontations 
 
XII.Halwythwood XIII.Confluence XIV.Sinkers and Hooks Glossary
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Contents Next Chapter
Story Time-lineWhat Has Gone Before
Third Age Year
5637—The half-brothers Arithon s'Ffalenn, Master of Shadow, and Lysaer s'Ilessid, gifted with Light,exiled through West Gate, are met as they arrive on Athera by the Fellowship Sorcerer Asandir andDakar, the Mad Prophet, whose West Gate Prophecy forecast the defeat of the Mistwraith, Desh-thiere,and return of the sunlight that had been lost to Athera for five hundred years.Arithon meets his beloved, Elaira, who is under a life vow of service to the celibate order of theenchantresses of the Koriathain.5638—The Mistwraith is contained at Ithamon by Lysaer and Arithon and driven into captivity throughtheir combined powers of light and shadow.The Fellowship Sorcerers' effort to crown Arithon as High King, and reinstate Rathain's monarchy failswhen the Mistwraith places the half-brothers under its curse: they will be enemies, bent upon each other'sdestruction until one or the other lies dead.War follows. Lysaer, whose cardinal virtue is the s'Ilessid gift of justice, leads a war host ten thousandstrong from Etarra against Arithon, who is backed by the clansmen in Strakewood Forest. Lysaer andEtarra lose eight thousand men, and the clans suffer the Massacre at Tal Quorin, when Etarranhead-hunters destroy their women and children to draw the fighting men into the open. To spare his allies,Arithon is forced to use his mage talent to kill. And in the aftermath of this massive insult to his royal giftof compassion, he loses access to all facets of his trained mastery. Survivors of the debacle madepossible by his sacrifice include fourteen young boys, named as Companions, and Earl Jieret, twelveyears of age, who becomes Arithon's 'shadow behind the throne' - or
caithdein
.Lysaer returns to Etarra to begin the alliance of town forces against Arithon and court his beloved, Talith.Arithon apprentices himself to the Masterbard, Halliron, and takes on the disguised persona of Medlir todeny his half-brother, and the directive of the curse, a fixed target.5643—The Fellowship Sorcerers reinstate crown rule in Havish, under High King Eldir. In redress forirresponsible conduct, Dakar the Mad Prophet is assigned to Arithon's protection5644—Dakar tries to escape his charge and links up with Halliron and 'Medlir' on the westshore,whereupon his scapegrace behavior with town authorities in Jaelot leads to Halliron's death and Arithon'sbreaking his disguise as Medlir, then achieving the title of Masterbard of Athera.

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