And successfully, I might add. It took only seconds for the statue to come within the demon's range. Incidentally, I recommend you don't save those inevitable rejection notices. Shrugging, I dropped the remains of my apple in it, then entered. Brendell, Rogue Thief Excerpt Hannis Bay I held my breath and willed myself still as a tree when I heard the clicking sound come from somewhere. I will see you this evening, then.
A surprise meeting with an old crony, carping among the guilds, and Brendell thrown into a dungeon; what more could possibly take place? Everything a thief should need to be successful. Could it be because I had defied the Guilds and ensured that not all of the inventions by the mad genius Ensten would be buried and forgotten? Brendell has been sent by the Guild to discover why Guild members have been disappearing after arriving at the domain of Lord Bandikane. This had all started when I returned to Hannis Bay from my home in mistmourning to learn who had stolen from my father. And the way Brynn had treated the relic told me it's true value was in whatever function it might serve. They were going to find out.
With no better alternative, I turned the door handle and pushed gently; the door swung open nearly without a squeak. Each was typical, bearing the names of the employer and so forth. My new employer even managed a regal air in leaving, and I fought the urge to bow as he passed. But now I had a good understanding of how far it could reach, and I set the relic on the same shelf but well out of harm's way. And it was all their fault for what they had done to my family and me. What Brynn was demanding was a near assurance of failure. It was frustrating as the Qim relic was just sitting there an arms length from me.
The kitchen wasn't large but certainly serviceable, and I could only conclude that the lord of the manor had a small family at best and didn't concern himself overly with entertaining. The reader is caught up in the action, we breathe the smoke of campfires, experience Brendell's heart pounding attempts to escape and shiver at each re-capture. Then overland to another port, another ship, making my slow way northwest to Mohantasset. I arranged passage on one ship by trading transport for deck hand, not the most enjoyable way to travel but the least conspicuous. Magic, Brynn had suggested before shrugging it off. Master thieves can take out their own contracts on any and all they deem fit. Brendell has been one of the most successful members of the Thieves Guild although he sometimes follows his own principles rather than those of the Guild.
Can you come back tomorrow morning at ten? As I rode away, I congratulated myself on fulfilling another contract, even if in many ways I had not. And you broke into my home! My personal favorite was The Claws of the Dragon. I ran my finger along the flat back. I believe my time would be better served trying to break into print magazines with some stories before pounding the pavement to find an agent. Besides, I needed the time to decide what I would do once I got there. I suggest you go there promptly.
Molly: How long did it take for you to get published and Did you suffer through the dreaded rejection blues? The rod only reached within about a foot when suddenly there was some movement and something wrested it from my hand and flung it across the room. . Episodes in this book include Slipped Disk, Contract Flaw, Rites of Tenure, Statute of Limitations, Thief of Hearts, Scepter Fidelis, Diary case, Symbol Logic, Tiny Losses, Guardian Angle, The claws of the Dragon, and Far Site. I have it right here, in fact. I will report this affront to the Guild secretary! The tales are long enough to satisfy, short enough to be read 'on the fly' so to speak. I've learned over the years that people become set in their ways.
Then I changed my mind. They'll only discourage you and who needs that? I stood slowly, but the statue didn't react. The Internet's favorite thief is back, and his world will never be the same! And, if you will please tell us of trials or successes you may have had in trying to find agent or publisher. The first The Casebook of Doakes and Haig was also written in this episode fashion, and I found the technique to be very effective in both works. Enough smoke remained that I could see no evidence of the demon.
My first two had been uneventful; theft of a necklace for one, return of an item that had been purloined previously by a fellow Thieves' Guild member for another. Now I had no twin. A run in with members of the Assassins Guild, capture and the puzzlement deepens before an invitation to join the Assassins Guild comes as a bit of a surprise. The smoke was much more effective in bringing out the best of my problem. It was now inside the relic, and I couldn't help but think it was now home. It was not a rogue thief, but a contract through the guild that caused a thief to steal everything Brendell had sent to his father,money, mementos, everything. Bingo is a family pet with a mind of his own, his family's decisions may not be the best.