I went to the gates to welcome our knights home from fighting the Moors. Dozens of women waited with me, hands bursting with flowers and rosaries. They padded back and forth in the steaming dust, chatting over what news they had of the fight A young friend, Solea, stood by my side, a glittering crystal rosary wrapped around her little fist.
Alejandro is fine, she said. I know this. Her big eyes darted nervously as she waited for the gates to move. Solea's hands were in constant motion, twisting and kneading like kittens in a basket. The great El Cid cannot fail to return to you. And those who fight beneath his banner are likewise blessed.
I reached out and squeezed her shoulder. Like Alejandro. Just then, the sound of approaching hoofbeats thundered from the other side of the city wall. Shouts flew between the lookouts in the towers, and the gates began to move. This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
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Save For Later. Create a List. Summary In these pages, Robert T. This volume includes six fantasy e-book stories and novelettes for one low price: "The Sword That Spoke": Once upon a time, the sword Tizona helps the warrior knight El Cid cut a swath through the Moors invading Spain. Contents Collection of 6 stories and novelettes plus a novel preview Reviews "Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman—his fiction is cutting edge, original, and pulsing with dark and fantastical life.
Read on the Scribd mobile app Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Published in September by arrangement with the author. All rights reserved by the author. Because Tizona, the sword of El Cid, spoke only to me. And in this, though none of us knew it at the time, Rodrigo predicted the future. I said. The bruja was getting angry. Who are you talking to?
Now it was my turn to be angry. I glared at the bruja , and she backed away scowling. Once, said Tizona. I can do it only once. Everything changed after that, though. I made a terrible mistake. I fell in love with him. Which is why I sold ten years of my life to a bruja to bewitch his beloved Tizona. I'll never forget the first time I saw it. What shall we do with the afternoon, Jimena? I laughed and leaned my head on his shoulder.
And that was when the assassin leaped out of the shadows ahead of us. And then he killed him. That was when I saw it for the first time. The thing inside my husband.
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All right? Rodrigo said it as he rose from the limp body of the Moor in the street. My nod was a lie. As Rodrigo approached me, I had to fight the urge to back away. You see me? It sounded surprised. No matter. My heart pounded, and my blood ran cold. I did take a step back, then, away from the creature. Rodrigo was back to normal in every way, as far as I could tell.
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But still, I could not bring myself to clean the castle with him that day. And when I asked him, he told me what had happened to my husband. What are you saying? Many times. Yes, said Tizona. But now, your eyes have been opened. I smiled reassuringly. He will be in your arms any minute now. As one, the women pushed forward and parted,. Start your free 30 days. Aliens, Battleships and Colonization. Day 9. BattleTech: Legacy. Kevin Killiany.
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His stories suck me in and refuse to let me go until the last page…" — Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of The Maker's Song series and Black Dust Mambo "…Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent Visit him online at www. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as TheFictioneer on Twitter. More Books by Robert T. Jeschonek See All.