By Glen Cook
Town of Qushmarrah is uneasy less than the guideline of the Herodians --short, balding males whose armies could by no means have conquered town had now not the good and evil wizard Narkar been killed and sealed in his fortress; had now not the savage nomad Datars grew to become coat and sided with the invaders; had no longer a few traitor opened the citadel to them.Not many might welcome the go back of the previous faith, the bloody go back of wizardry... yet there are a few patriots who may settle for the go back of the satan they recognize, if it intended the go back of independence.
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He had a sentimental, romantic attachment to the Living, but no commitment. He wasn't sure he really wanted them to do anything about the occupation. Some out-ofthe-dark, miraculous triumph by the diehards might hurt him more than it helped. Before the coming of Herod his life had been good. But it was better now. He got paid more. And there was as much work as he wanted, so that he could take home as much money as he wanted. And the Herodian operators never tried to cheat a man of his wages. He had prospered under the Herodian occupation.
He was one of the assistants to one of the old man's lieutenants here in the Shu. Naszif something, a slimy little man bel-Sidek did not like. Almost by chance the man knew he was involved with the movement and more important than he. He had a subtly ingratiating manner that repelled bel-Sidek more than did King's open ass-kissing. "I was just wondering that myself. I don't think I missed anything about what happened here yesterday. " The man's face went through amazing contortions. " "Excuse me, sir.
The woman, whose very name he strove to drive from his mind, had deserted him almost before his wounds had healed. With the connivance and blessing of her family. Almost unheard-of in Qushmarrah, a dowry abandoned. But they'd had an eye for the main chance. And who wanted a cripple in the family? Political or physical? "There's you," bel-Sidek said. " True. Quite true. The wife had run to one of the new breed of Qushmarrahans, that the Herodians were making over in their own image. The man had adopted all the approved dress and manners and had taken the conquering god for his own.