[LMB] The Assassins of Thasalon: Chapter 7

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 26 20:02:55 BST 2021

There's a lot of sadness and foreboding in this chapter. Penric's
visits to Cedonia haven't been comfortable. And he's going into
the heart of danger, to the most powerful man in the empire.
Plus he's never left so much behind before. Wife, child, baby on
the way, important work not finished, a busy life full of love -
exactly what he'd wanted. And he has to go.

To make it even harder for Nikys, she's just said goodbye to her
brother, and isn't likely to see him for a long time.

This is, of course, Pen's other job. He can't refuse or avoid it.
But his heart is with his family, and his books.

Des is noticeably quieter during all this, and her comments are
less snarky than usual.

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