By Guy Gavriel Kay
It starts off easily. Shen Tai, son of an illustrious common serving the Emperor of Kitai, has spent years honoring the reminiscence of his overdue father through burying the bones of the lifeless from either armies on the website of 1 of his father's final nice battles. In popularity of his labors and his filial piety, an not likely resource has despatched him a deadly reward: 250 Sardian horses.
You provide a guy one of many famed Sardian horses to gift him enormously. You supply him 4 or 5 to exalt him above his fellows, propel him in the direction of rank, and earn him jealousy, most likely mortal jealousy. 2 hundred and fifty is an unthinkable present, a present to weigh down an emperor.
properly, the present comes with the stipulation that Tai needs to declare the horses in individual. differently he might most likely be lifeless already...
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Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay