|“||Thousands of Gurkish, and ready for war. The smile tugged at one corner of Ferro’s mouth, then grew, and grew, until her cheeks were aching.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Jezal is woken by an urgent knocking on his door. He leaps up from the couch where he now sleeps and frowns towards the bed, his lady wife’s fortress. In public she’s a parody of wifely affection, but in private she won’t even let him sleep in his own bed. He should he tell someone, but who can he go to with the truth? Certainly not Bayaz, who he’s told to stay out of his private affairs. Queen Terez snaps him from his reverie, demanding he answer the door.1 At the door, Gorst stands in full armour, worry etched on his hulking face. He brings news; the Gurkish have invaded Midderland.
Meanwhile, Ferro awakes in similar manner, with the sound of voiced from Bayaz’ room. Pressing her ear to the keyhole, she hears who he’s talking to; Yulwei. Yulwei also reports that the Gurkish have invaded near Keln. Seemingly Lord Brock has turned traitor and allowed the Gurkish through his lands. Khalul has not come himself, preferring to allow Mamun to lead his army of Eaters. Yulwei urges Bayaz to flee, but the old Magus refuses; even without The Seed, he has plans. Ferro has heard enough, and she breaks down the door and demands to know when she will be able to kill Gurkish. Soon, Bayaz admits. A smile tugs at one corner of Ferro’s mouth.
|Jezal dan Luthar||Khalul|
|Queen Terez||Lord Brock|
|Bremer dan Gorst|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Adua||The Union||Battle of Adua||The Gurkish Empire||Midderland||Keln|
|The Hundred Words||Eaters||Order of the Magi||The Seed|
- Terez can comes off rather one dimensional, but is she as complex as she needs to be? It’s Jez’s story after all. I dont think it’s inconceivable that a young, extremely spoilt girl could be manipulated into a political marriage by her father, but then try and push her luck once she’s alone with her new husband.