First: Spoils of War I: Surrender
In the front of the room, a man stood, taller than everyone else, taller than people ought to be and made mostly, it seemed, of leg, and he was speaking, but she couldn’t hear him.
He was still speaking, even though the floor was shaking. He looked straight at Nikol and glared. Even though she had no idea what he was saying, his presence seemed to surge through her.
She sat down. She didn’t pay much attention to where, just in the nearest chair. Clearly he was saying something very interesting. If only Nikol could hear it. Continue reading