By Harry Shannon
Darkish concepts includes 5 stunning brief tales written via veteran writer Harry Shannon, who has two times been nominated for the Stoker via the Horror Writer's organization and has gained either the Tombstone and Black Quill awards. He lives in l. a., California.
"Impeccable pacing and a mind for the terrifying." -Publisher's Weekly
"Master craftsmanship." -Cemetery Dance
"At the head of his video game. sincere, slicing, and simply undeniable proficient as hell."
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Tobin made twenty-three horses, watched from the window as Laris drilled the men in the barracks yard, dozed in the chair. He even played idly with the little boats and wooden people in the toy city, though he was much too old for it now and got up hurriedly whenever he heard anyone coming. Tharin brought supper on a tray and stayed to eat with him. Tobin still didn't feel much like talking but was glad for the company. After supper they played bakshi on the floor. They were in the middle of a toss when the faint stir of bedclothes caught Tobin's attention.
He loved Tharin just as you love Ki. It broke his heart to keep such a secret from his friend, and it made the burden all that much harder to bear. " "Not willingly, of course. They're both stubborn and stouthearted as Sakor's bull. But wizards like your uncle's man Niryn have ways of finding out things. Magical ways, Tobin. They don't need torture to read a person's innermost thoughts. " Tobin went cold. " He held out his left arm, showing her the birthmark. " Iya frowned. " "No, Tobin, for you didn't know yourself.
Yes. " Tobin's heart sank. " "Before you were born, your father asked me to protect you. He understood the Oracle's words and obeyed without question. " Iya was quiet for a moment. "It was different for your mother. She wasn't a strong person and the birthing was very difficult. " "She never hated you, pet. " Nari pressed a hand to her heart. " "That's enough for now," said Iya. " Tobin looked out the window. A slim crescent moon had guided him here; now it had waxed nearly to half. " "The twenty-first of Erasin, pet.