By Glen Cook
"Let me inform you who i'm, at the likelihood that those scribblings do survive....I am Murgen, usual bearer of the Black corporation, although I undergo the disgrace of getting misplaced that ordinary in conflict. i'm conserving those Annals simply because Croaker is useless. One-Eye won't, and infrequently a person else can learn or write. i'll be your advisor for despite the fact that lengthy it takes the Shadowlanders to strength our current drawback to its inevitable end..."
So writes Murgen, pro veteran of the Black corporation. the corporate has taken the castle of Stormgard from the evil Shadowlanders, lords of darkness from the a long way reaches of the earth. Now the ready begins.
Exhausted from the siege, beset by means of sorcery, and enormously outnumbered, the corporate have risked their souls in addition to their lives to carry their prize. yet this is often the top of an age, and nice forces are at paintings. the traditional race referred to as the Nyueng Bao swear that old gods are stirring. the Company's commander has long gone mad and flirts with the forces of darkness. simply Murgen, touched by means of a spell that has set his soul adrift in time, starts finally to appreciate the darkish layout that has made pawns of guys and god alike.
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Phainómena are the visible or apprehendable aspects of things. A phantasía, on the other hand, is a mental image, perhaps our recollection of the appearance of a thing, perhaps drawn from some other source. In Aristotelian thought, the word phantasía also names the faculty by which things are imaged or imagined to be present. The word can also refer to a poet's ability to suggest the presence of things through images. Because this word was tied to appearances and imaginings it was frequently used to refer to instances of imagination unaccompanied by presence: for hallucination, for exaggeration, for inauthenticity.
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