When the Saints

When the Saints

Book - 2011
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After the Brothers Magnus assemble in Cardice to defend a castle from attack, Wulfgang Magnus finds himself falling in love with a woman already betrothed to someone else, as well as being confounded with strange rules of magic that command the battlefield
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765323484
0765323486
Branch Call Number: SF Duncan, D 700.2 2011
Characteristics: 331 pages ; 25 cm

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May 17, 2012

Although he loved her to distraction, he really did not know her very well.

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May 17, 2012

Wartislaw of Griffin had not won his duchy by being nice to anyone, even his nominal overlord, the Holy Roman Emperor. His entire court was terrified of him. So were his generals, because he liked to boast that none of them ever lost more than one battle.

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May 17, 2012

Anton twirled up his mustache and shot Wulf a pregnant look of warning – so pregnant that it ought to drop triplets instantly, but Wulf had no idea what species they would belong to.

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May 17, 2012

my father was both a warrior and a diplomat, and he taught us that more wars were won across a table than on a battlefield. He also said that the first thing one should know was what the other side really wanted.

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May 17, 2012

His father had always said that truth was safer than lies because it was easier to remember.

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May 17, 2012

I made the worst mistake in warfare – I counted on the enemy doing what I wanted him to do!

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May 17, 2012

This is the sequel to _Speak to the Devil_, and really the two together are one big book, so don't read one without the other. It's a dark world these characters are living in, filled with brutal warfare, devastating disease, corrupt clergy and treacherous politics. While the powers that be use Europe as a giant chessboard, the poor pawns try to survive the game, sometimes with surprising success. Plenty of twists and turns in this tale as the plot races along. My only complaint is that after so much dramatic action in and around Castle Gallant the spotlight shifted elsewhere, and somehow I wanted a more up close and personal resolution to that part of the story. Well, wishing a book could be just a little bit longer and that you could see just a little bit more of certain characters is a good thing, all told.

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