By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
When Anna Marshall is transported from her dull and difficult lifestyles in Ames, Iowa, to the very diverse international of Erde, she's indignant and burdened, yet quickly unearths out that for the 1st time in her existence she's uniquely robust. In Iowa Anna was once a track teacher and small-time opera singer, yet on Erde her musical skill makes her a big-time sorceress--potentially.
First she needs to determine how one can use her skill sooner than the big-time rulers who have notices her arrival kill her simply because she's an unpredictable new power....Those rulers might need they hadn't waited so long as they did.
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I’ll be there in exactly a second. ” Florenda bowed. “You glance most pretty. ” “Thank you,” Anna spoke back, taking the praise extra as an affidavit to worry in her intended powers than in her visual appeal. She collected her purse, no longer eager to go away it at the back of, and Florenda backpedal the broad hallway and the grand staircase. They became left on the backside of the vast stone steps. The grand eating room contained a large stone desk approximately thirty yards lengthy, darkish less than unlit chandeliers. A unmarried gong or chime echoed in the course of the lofty house, including to the experience of desertion. Anna had the sensation that the room was once seldom used as she Florenda to the open double doorways on the finish of the eating room. hot mild crammed the salon, an area now not a lot greater than her bedchamber. “Lady Anna, punctual in addition to appealing. ” Lord Brill, nonetheless within the blue velvet jacket and trousers, rose from a carved wood chair, upholstered in a blue needlepoint. The armchair used to be the 1st wood chair Anna had obvious. Florenda slipped again and closed the salon doorways. “Lord Brill, you're such a lot complimentary and hospitable. ” Anna prone her head. “These days we needs to be hospitable. sturdy corporation is so much scarce. Please be seated. that are supposed to accommodate your costume. ” Brill gestured to the broad blue velvet sofa, additionally framed in dark-stained carved wooden. “You’re from one of many mist worlds, and, regardless of your poise, it’s transparent that Erde is unusual. ” He walked towards the small wood bookcase set among the tall blue-tinted windows—a bookcase with 4 tall cabinets that contained maybe 100 volumes. “Would you're keen on a few refreshments? ” “Not for a second, thanks. I did enjoy these you had positioned in my room. thanks. ” Anna slipped onto the sofa, acutely aware that the upholstery used to be asymmetric. was once it crammed with horsehair, like several the antiques gathered by way of Avery’s Aunt Lorinda—beautiful, yet uncomfortable? “It was once the least i'll do. ” Brill provided the ingratiating smile. “Our dinner may be the following almost immediately. ” His left hand gestured towards the small desk positioned in a large bay window on the finish of the salon. The atmosphere used to be for 2. Anna nodded with courtesy and waited. “I’ve noticeable a few of your worlds—with nice steel birds that fly, steel warships of the type the place one might sink the entire navies of Erde. but you're shocked by way of the shape of sorcery right here. ” “Yes,” Anna stated, admitting not anything the sorcerer truly didn’t understand already. “Sorcery does paintings in a different way the following, and much fewer humans hire it,” Brill stated in an offhand demeanour. “Fewer? ” “Everyone appears to be like capable of hire magic carriages on your world,” Brill acknowledged, “and different magical units. ” He regarded quizzically at Anna, then smiled. “I appeared to have misunderstood what i've got obvious. Do inform me approximately your global. ” The sorcerer’s friendly smile trigger alarm bells throughout her, and he or she pressured an both friendly smile again, her brain spinning. What might she say? What on the earth may perhaps she in all likelihood say? “You have visible my world,” she stated slowly.