Out of the Waters: Books of the Elements Book 2. David Drake.

Out of the Waters: Books of the Elements Book 2

Tor:
New York: 2011
First edition, Hardcover, Fine in Fine dust jacket,
400 pp.
Cover artwork by: Donato

The Book of Elements Book Two. “The wealthy Governor Saxa, of the great city of Carce, has generously and lavishly subsidized a theatrical/religious event. During this elaborate staging of Hercules founding a city on the shores of Lusitania, strange and dark magic turns the panoply into a chilling event. The sky darkens and the waves crash in the flooded arena. A great creature rises from the sea: a huge, tentacled horror on snake legs. It devastates the city, much to the delight of the crowd. A few in the audience, although not Saxa, understand that this was not mere stagecraft, but something much darker and more dangerous. If all signs are being read right, this illusion could signify a dreadful intrusion of supernatural powers into the real world. Saxa's son, Varus, has been the conduit for such an event once before.” #46534

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