|“||Well, maybe not her, but she’s not an example I’d want to follow. Sometimes, when someone lives in danger for too long, the only time they feel alive is when death’s breathing on their shoulder.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Jezal and the crew suffer a sleepless night anticipating the fight to come. In the morning, Jezal admits to Logen that he’s afraid, but the veteran Northman assures him that everyone feels fear before battle1 ... well apart from Ferro who, let’s be honest isn’t all there. Jezal is left to guard the camp with Quai, while the other pair head down the slope.
On the hill, Ferro and Logen observe the arrival of the thirteen men who have been hunting them, led by Finnius. As the men spread out and head up the hill, the pair make their stand. Ferro picks off three with her bow, before her arrows run out and she's forced to revert to her curved sword. Logen wastes even less time; using the stones for cover, he wades in among the enemy brandishing the Maker’s sword. In the aftermath of the fight, all the enemy seem to lay dead, while Ferro has an arrow through her shoulder, and Logen is battered and bloody.
Back in the camp, two of Finnius’ crew have flanked the others, and Jezal must face them alone. As two men approach he draws his steels, and in the blink of an eye both men lay dead, cut down by Jezal’s blades.2 Elated at his victory, Jezal loses track of what’s behind him, and a third man knocks him unconscious.
|Jezal dan Luthar||Kanedias|
Locations and Terms Edit
|The Old Empire||Northmen|
- The author is good at making things ring true, like Logen, who is undoubtedly a bad ass, admitting that to lack fear while going into battle is, frankly, nuts. While he's referring to Ferro here, Cosca and later Gorst in The Heroes are more examples.
- It's interesting to see that Jezal can actually kick ass. It's been a little unclear how good a fighter he is, since he often lost to West until he learned his tricks, and he defeated Gorst through Bayaz' magic.