By Connie Suttle
"Tsk, tsk," Erland muttered, shaking his head in mock sympathy. "Perhaps Lissa may still increase the subject of Diplomatic Immunity on the Conclave."
"That, my pal, will be inadvisable. She is new and lots of can be ready, as vultures do while an ox is dying."
"I recognize. now and then, i think the necessity to conceal myself in oil, simply to slip throughout the tripe and rubbish of Wylend's court docket. Lissa should cope with occasions that after she is going to Conclave."
"I worry that no volume of diplomatic oil will continue her from the surprise that's coming. she's going to be snubbed and mistreated via many, I worry. not just simply because she is a brand new monarch, yet simply because there's a expense on her head. so much could be putting as a lot distance among that and themselves as they could get. it's by no means clever to befriend person who is marked by way of the Assassin's Guild. that's often a loss of life ready to happen."
Death has come to Le-Ath Veronis. A would-be murderer, aiming at Lissa, kills somebody on the subject of her as a substitute. a cost has been put on Lissa's head by means of Black Mist, an assassin's guild who've been paid by means of a reassembled sun purple. Throw in a spin-off faith, betrayal, a inaccurate kidnapping and the Five-Year Conclave for the Reth Alliance, and you have got the seeds of warfare.
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