Tales From the Vulgar Unicorn (Thieves' World, Book 2)

By Lynn Abbey

The world's best myth writers spin tales and loop the loop with each one other's characters in stories from the Vulgar Unicorn, the second one assortment during this targeted anthology sequence set within the notable urban of Sanctuary, the place you could benefit from the quiet attractiveness of Ambrosia condo; pattern strange pleasures on the condominium of Whips; sip ale within the Vulgar Unicorn, and hear essentially the most unusual, harmful, magical and lethal stories ever told...

Philip Jose Farmer, A.E. Van Vogt, Robert Asprin, Lynn Abbey, Janet Morris, David Drake and Andrew J. Offutt have dreamed up an international of wonders - a superb interpreting experience!

Contents:
* creation - Robert Asprin
* Spiders of the red Mage - Philip José Farmer
* Goddess - David Drake
* The Fruir of Enlibar - Lynn Abbey
* The Dream of the Sorceress - A.E. van Vogt
* Vashanka's Minion - Janet Morris
* Shadow's Pawn - Andrew J. Offutt
* to protect the Guardians - Robert Asprin
* Essay: The Lighter facet of Sanctuary - Robert Asprin

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He braced his again opposed to the wall, conserving his left hand at shoulder peak yet refusing to examine its damage. The severed arteries had pinched off. flow had dislodged many of the scabs, however the blood in simple terms oozed rather than spurting because it had at the start. “Tell Regli that I’m mending my family’s honour in my means, as my sister turns out to have performed in hers,” Samlor stated. “But don’t inform him the place you chanced on me—or how. for you to go away right here now, you’ll swear that. ”  “I swear! ”  the opposite babbled. “By whatever you please! ”  The caravan-master’s smile flickered back. “Did you ever kill an individual, boy? ”  he requested conversationally. “I was once a coachman,” the opposite stated with a frightened frown. “I—I suggest … no. ” “Once I pulled a guy aside with sizzling pincers,” Samlor endured quietly. “He was once headman of a tribe that had taken our toll cost yet nonetheless attempted to chop out a number of horses from the again of our educate. I slipped into the village that evening, jerked the executive out of his mattress, and taken him again to the laager. within the morning I fastened him as a demonstrate for the remainder. ”  The Cirdonian reached forwards and wiped his dagger fresh at the sleeve of the opposite man’s tunic. “Don’t return in your notice to me, friend,” he stated. Regli’s guy edged to the helical staircase. As he fastened all the first dozen steps, he appeared again over his shoulder on the Cirdonian. while the pursuit or thrown knife didn't come as he had feared or anticipated, the retainer ran up the following twenty steps with no pausing. He appeared down from that elevation and stated, “One factor, grasp. ” “Say it,” replied Samlor. “They opened the girl Samlane to provide the kid separate burial. ” “Yes? ” “And it didn’t glance to be demon spawn, as you say,” Regli’s guy known as. “It used to be an ideal little boy. other than that your knife used to be via its cranium. ” Samlor started to climb the stairs, ignoring the scrabbling slippers of the guy above him at the twisting staircase. The door on the most sensible thudded, leaving not anything of the hapless ambusher yet splotches of his blood at the railing. must have caught to his horses, Samlor idea. He laughed aloud, good conscious that the epitaph most likely utilized to himself in addition. nonetheless, he had a greater proposal than that negative idiot of a coachman of what he used to be stepping into … notwithstanding the gods all knew how moderate have been his probabilities of getting out of it alive. If the man he was once trying to find was once a true magician, instead of somebody like Samlor himself who had discovered a couple of spells whereas knocking world wide, it was once over evidently. The door on the most sensible of the steps pivoted outward. Samlor demonstrated it with a fingertip, then paused to regular his middle and respiring. As he stood there, his left hand sought the toad-faced medallion. The dagger in his correct hand pointed down, threatening not anything for the time being but—ready. He driven the door open. at the different part, the key commencing was once just a wall panel. Its frescoes have been geometric and under no circumstances varied from these of the remainder of the temple hallway. To the left, the corridor ended in an outdoor door seriously banded with iron.

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