By David Eddings
A sequel to THE BELGARIAD, Garion has slain the evil God Torak, and fulfilled the prophecy. yet unexpectedly one other prophecy is foretold. back a very good evil is brewing within the East. And back Garion reveals himself stuck among historic Prophecies, with the destiny of the realm resting on him....
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It’s now not that. It’s—’ ‘It’s what? ’ ‘Never brain. ’ She ran on mild ft into the pool, squealing delightedly because the icy water splashed up round her. With a protracted fresh dive, she disappeared underneath the skin of the pool, swam to the some distance aspect, the place a wide, mossy log angled down into the crystal-clear water, and surfaced with streaming hair and an impish grin. ‘Well? ’ she acknowledged to him. ‘Well what? ’ ‘Aren’t you coming in? ’ ‘Of path I’m no longer. ’ ‘Is the amazing Overlord of the West fearful of chilly water? ’ ‘The strong Overlord of the West has larger experience than to trap chilly for the sake of a bit splashing round. ’ ‘Garion, you’re getting definitely stodgy. Take off your crown and sit back. ’ ‘I’m no longer donning my crown. ’ ‘Take off whatever else, then. ’ ‘Ce’Nedra! ’ She laughed one other silvery peal of laughter and commenced kicking her naked toes, sending up showers of glowing water drops that gleamed like jewels within the midmorning sun. Then she lay again and her hair unfold like a deep copper fan upon the skin of the pool. The garland of plant life she had woven for herself past had come aside because of her swimming, and the person blossoms floated at the water, bobbing within the ripples. Garion sat on a mossy hummock together with his again resting with ease opposed to a tree trunk. The solar used to be hot, and the scent of timber and grass and wildflowers stuffed his nostrils. A breeze wearing the salt tang of the ocean sighed one of the eco-friendly limbs of the tall fir timber surrounding the little glade, and golden solar fell in patches at the ground of the woodland. An errant butterfly, its patterned wings a blaze of iridescent blue and gold, flitted out from one of the tall tree trunks into the daylight. Drawn by means of colour or smell or another, extra mysterious urge, it wavered in the course of the lucid air to the pool and the plants bobbing there. interestingly it moved from flower to floating flower, touching each one of them calmly with its wings. With a breathless expression Ce’Nedra slowly sank her head into the water till in basic terms her upturned face used to be above the outside. The butterfly persisted its curious research, coming nearer and towards the ready queen. after which it hovered over her face, its smooth wings brushing her lips ecstatically. ‘Oh, wonderful. ’ Garion laughed. ‘Now my spouse is consorting with butterflies. ’ ‘I’ll do no matter what it takes on the way to get a kiss,’ she spoke back, giving him an arch glance. ‘If it’s kisses you will have, I’ll look after that for you,’ he stated. ‘That’s a fascinating idea. i feel I’d like one immediately. My different lover turns out to have misplaced curiosity. ’ She pointed on the butterfly, which had settled with quivering wings on a bush close to the foot of the pool. ‘Come and kiss me, Garion. ’ ‘You’re correct in the course of the inner most a part of the pool,’ he mentioned. ‘So? ’ ‘I don’t feel you’d ponder popping out. ’ ‘You provided kisses, Garion. You didn’t make any stipulations. ’ Garion sighed, stood up, and commenced to take away his garments. ‘We’re either going to remorse this,’ he envisioned.