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Authors: David Dalglish,Robert J. Duperre

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Dawn of Swords

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ALSO BY DAVID DALGLISH

The Shadowdance Series

A Dance of Cloaks

A Dance of Blades

A Dance of Mirrors

A Dance of Shadows

A Dance of Ghosts

A Dance of Chaos

The Half-Orcs

The Weight of Blood

The Cost of Betrayal

The Death of Promises

The Shadows of Grace

A Sliver of Redemption

The Prison of Angels

The Paladins

Night of Wolves

Clash of Faiths

The Old Ways

The Broken Pieces

Others

A Land of Ash
(Compilation)

ALSO BY ROBERT J. DUPERRE

The Rift

Book I: The Fall & Dead of Winter

Book II: Death Springs Eternal & The Summer Son

Others

Silas

The Gate: 13 Dark and Odd Tales
(Compilation)

The Gate 2: 13 Tales of Isolation and Despair
(Compilation)

The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author.

Text copyright © 2014 by David Dalglish and Robert J. Duperre

All rights reserved.

No part of this book may be reproduced, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without express written permission of the publisher.

Published by 47North

P.O. Box 400818

Las Vegas, NV 89140

ISBN-13: 9781477809792

ISBN-10: 1477809791

Library of Congress Catalog Number: 2013940227

Cover design by Mark Winters

Map design by Paula Robbins & The Mapping Specialists

To Sam and Jessie, for putting up with our obscenely long phone calls
.

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ASHHUR’S PARADISE

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ASHHUR’S PARADISE

NELDAR

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ASHHUR’S PARADISE

SAFEWAY
 
THE SANCTUARY
 
ASHHUR, God of Justice, creator of ASHHUR’S PARADISE
 
—JACOB EVENINGSTAR, child of two gods, First Man of DEZREL, sworn servant of ASHHUR
 
—BENJAMIN MARYLL, his student, a boy 14 years old
 
—ROLAND NORSMAN, his steward
 
—AHAESARUS, a Warden of the west
 
—GERIS FELHORN, his student, a boy 13 years old
 
—JUDARIUS, a Warden of the west
 
—MARTIN HARROW, his student, a boy 14 years old
 
—CLEGMAN TREADWELL, master steward of ASHHUR
 
—AZARIAH, a Warden of the west, brother of JUDARIUS
MORDEINA
 
HOUSE DUTAUREAU
 
ISABEL, DUTAUREAU first child of ASHHUR
 
—RICHARD, her created husband
 
—ABIGAIL ESCHETON, their first daughter, 70 years old
 
—TUROCK ESCHETON, her husband, 38 years old
 
—their children:
 
LAURIA DAGEESH, daughter, 23 years old, wife of UULON
 
CETHLYNN, daughter, 21 years old
 
DOREK, son, 18 years old
 
BYRON, son, 17 years old
 
JARAK, son, 15 years old
 
PENDET, son, 7 years old
 
—PATRICK, their only son, 65 years old
 
—BRIGID FRONIN, their second daughter, 62 years old, wife of BAYEN
 
—CARA, their third daughter, 61 years old
 
—KEELA NEFRAM, their fourth daughter, 58 years old, wife of DANIEL
 
—NESSA, their fifth daughter, 31 years old
 
—HOWARD PHILIP BAEDAN, master steward of the house
KER
 
HOUSE GOROGOROS
 
BESSUS GORGOROS, second child of ASHHUR
 
—DAMASPIA, his created wife
 
—BARDIYA, their only son, 87 years old
 
—GORDO HEMPSMAN, a man of KER
 
—TULANI, his wife
 
—KEISHA, their daughter, 7 years old

NELDAR

KARAK, God of Order, Divinity of the East, creator of NELDAR
HOUSE CRESTWELL
 
CLOVIS CRESTWELL, first child of KARAK
 
—LANIKE, his created wife
 
—AVILA, their first daughter, 72 years old
 
—JOSEPH, their first son, 68 years old
 
—THESSALY, their second daughter, 62 years old
 
—MOIRA ELREN, their exiled third daughter, 52 years old
 
—UTHER, their second son, 41 years old
 
—CRIAN, their third son, 38 years old
HOUSE MORI
 
SOLEH MORI, second child of KARAK
 
—IBIS, her created husband
 
—VULFRAM, their first son, 67 years old
 
—YENGE, his wife, 33 years old
 
—their children:
 
ALEXANDER, son, 18 years old
 
LYANA, daughter, 16 years old
 
CALEIGH, daughter, 12 years old
 
—ORIS, their second son, 66 years old
 
—EBBE, his wife, 26 years old
 
—their children:
 
CONATA, daughter, 9 years old
 
ZEPPA, daughter, 7 years old
 
—ADELINE PALING, their first daughter, 63 years old, widow of CATSKILL
 
—ULRIC, their third son, 59 years old
 
—DIMONA, his wife, 41 years old
 
—their children:
 
TITON, son, 20 years old
 
APHREDES, son, 19 years old
 
JULIAN, son, 16 years old
 
—RACHIDA GEMCROFT, wife of PEYTR, 51 years old
VELDAREN
 
—KING ELDRICH VAELOR THE FIRST, second king of NELDAR
 
—KARL DOGON, the king’s bodyguard
 
—MALCOLM GREGORIAN, captain of the Palace Guard
 
—PULO JENATT, personal guard of SOLEH MORI
 
—JONN TREMMEN, personal guard of SOLEH MORI
 
—RODDALIN HARLAN, personal guard of SOLEH MORI
 
—ROMEO CONNINGTON, high merchant of RIVERRUN
 
—THEO CONNINGTON, high merchant of RIVERRUN
 
—MATTHEW BRENNAN, high merchant of PORT LANCASTER
ERZNIA
 
—BROWARD RENSON, rancher, widower of KATHERINE
 
—BRACKEN, his son, 33 years old, husband of PENELOPE
 
—KRISTOF, son, 15 years old
 
—MUREN WENTNER, magister of KARAK
HAVEN
 
—DEACON COLDMINE, Lord of HAVEN
 
—APRODIA SUNNETT, priestess of the TEMPLE OF THE FLESH
 
—CORTON ENDER, mercenary
 
—PEYTR GEMCROFT, high merchant of HAVEN, husband of RACHIDA

THE ELVES

THE DEZREN
 
STONEWOOD
 
—CLEOTIS MELN, Lord of STONEWOOD
 
—AUDRIANNA, his wife
 
—their children:
 
CARSKEL, son, 181 years old
 
AUBRIENNA, daughter, 103 years old, lover of JACOB EVENINGSTAR
 
AULLIENNA, daughter, 12 years old, betrothed to KINDREN THYNE
 
—LUCIOUS ANDERS, guardian
 
—KARA ANDERS, guardian
 
—NONI CLANSHAW, nursemaid of AULLIENNA
 
—DETRICK MELN, brother of CLEOTIS
 
—ETHIR AYERS, confidante of DETRICK
 
—DAVISHON HINSBREW, confidante of DETRICK
DEZEREA
 
—ORDEN THYNE, Lord of DEZEREA
 
—PHYRRA, his wife
 
—KINDREN, son, 16 years old, betrothed to AULLIENNA MELN
THE QUELLAN
 
—RUVEN SINISTEL, Neyvar (King) of QUELLASAR
 
—JEADRA, his wife
 
—CEREDON, their son, 95 years old
 
—IOLAS SINISTEL, cousin of RUVEN, member of the TRIAD
 
—CONALL SINISTEL, cousin of RUVEN, member of the TRIAD
 
—AESON SINISTEL, cousin of RUVEN, member of the TRIAD
 
—AERLAND SHEN, chief of the EKREISSAR
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