The Huntsman's Amulet (Society of the Sword Book 2)
Duncan M. Hamilton
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- Society of the Sword Trilogy Book 2 -
Alone in a foreign land, Soren must come to terms with loss and a gift that has been as much a burden as a benefit.
A long abandoned city may hold the answers he seeks about the Gift of Grace, but a lethal assassin proves that old enemies have not forgotten him.
As misfortune pulls him ever farther from an unsettled score, he finds hope in an unexpected place…
The Huntsman's Amulet follows The Tattered Banner and is the second part of the swashbuckling fantasy adventure 'Society of the Sword' trilogy.
other men, and there would have been little enough space for two. Two of the men brought on board the Bayda’s Tear had not improved at all, even with the food and rest they had since being captured. The struggle to keep the Honest Christophe afloat had pushed them past the point of recovery. Soren didn’t expect them to last more than a day or two, if Sancho Rui allowed them to live that long. He didn’t seem to be bothered by the thought of hastening a couple of dying men to their death if it
said, pointing at another one of the gathered sailors. ‘When your friend is back on his feet, join in and help him.’ The sailor looked at the others but got no reaction. They all seemed surprised at the ease with which Soren had put down the big man. His pride clearly injured, the big sailor got back to his feet, drawing in air more easily now. His friend moved around behind Soren, and Soren could see in the big sailor’s eyes that a signal had been sent and understood. Soren spun on the spot in
aware of the Fount but stop his mind from focussing on it. It was encouraging, but like the sailors he had a long way to go. Chapter 34 Caytown The Typhon dropped anchor in Caytown Roads ten days later. As each day on the beach stretched into another, it had seemed to make sense for the carpenter to do as thorough a job as possible; one that would carry them to the completion of their goal and financial liquidity for Varrisher. When he finished, the carpenter had declared that the
until tomorrow night to keep the advantage of his crew’s better knowledge of the local waters,’ Soren said. By the time the jolly boat was lowered, the sun had set. Ideally Soren would have liked Blasco with him to ensure they could find the entrance to the cove in the darkness, but the sailing master was too valuable an asset and too likely to be taken by Rui to risk bringing him in with them. If Rui agreed to the duel, Blasco’s knowledge could be the difference between ripping open the
disarmed the men he was fighting and then hopped up on the bulwark where everyone could see him. ‘We came here to kill Sancho Rui and we’ve done that. I’ve no interest in your ship or anyone else. Throw down your arms and we can all go our separate ways with no more killing,’ he shouted. The sound of grumbling started to grow from a low murmur to a confused discussion and was eventually joined by the sound of a sword hitting the deck. It was followed by many others, and then the sound of