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The Bonehunters
Dramatis Personae Prologue
The Thousand-Fingered God
Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 6
Beneath This Name
Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Shadows of the King
Chapter 12 Chapter 13
Chapter 14 Chapter 15
Chapter 16
The Bonehunters
Chapter 17 Chapter 18
Chapter 19 Chapter 20
Chapter 21 Chapter 22
Chapter 23 Chapter 24
Epilogue Pagination

It must be taken as given that a man who happens to
be the world's most powerful, most terrible, most
deadly sorceror, must have a woman at his side.
But it does not follow, my children, that a woman
of similar proportions requires a man at hers.
     Now then, who wants to be a tyrant?

Mistress Wu
Malaz City School of Waifs and Urchins
1152 Burn's Sleep


Iskaral Pust stands before his master, Shadowthrone in Shadowkeep while Cotillion looks on. Shadowthrone reluctantly agrees that Pust will be sufficient for the task he has in mind but does not reveal its nature. He dismisses Pust and leaves shortly thereafter, admitting to Cotillion that he is a little stretched.

Cotillion heads out towards a plateau and a ring of standing stones. On his way, he senses Edgewalker’s presence at his side followed by Baran. At the base of the standing stones, there are three shackled dragons. Edgewalker concedes that these are pure-blood Eleint named Ampelas, Kalse and Eloth.

In exchange for their freedom, Cotillion bargains for information. Though reluctant, the dragons tell him of the nature of the warrens, the bargain the Eleint struck with K'rul and of the Shattering of Emurlahn. They inadvertently reveal that it was Anomander Rake who had chained them.

Cotillion questions them on the Elder Gods and the nature of the Crippled God. Ampelas finally reveals that the Crippled God is using the shattered warren of Emurlahn to spread poison in K'rul's blood, as it is the weakest: precisely the information that Cotillion was looking for.

Edgewalker chides himself for underestimating the god, revealing himself as an Elder God and offering his aid in the war to come.

Raraku Sea[]

Mappo and Icarium are resting by the Raraku Sea. Mappo reveals the bones of Jaghut children underneath the dolomite slabs, imprisoned there by T'lan Imass. A recent nightmare had taken Icarium’s memories which Mappo mentions had been happening more often however Icarium observes that they had been in Raraku before and he wishes to stay near by to find out what the land reveals about this past. They set off towards the lost city of Trebur.

Pan'potsun Odhan[]

A week into their journey from Pan'potsun, Cutter, Greyfrog, Felisin Younger, Heboric, and Scillara are about to break camp in the Pan'potsun Odhan. While Cutter is off looking for Heboric, four male riders approach with the intention harming the women, however they are all promptly killed by Greyfrog. The group then continues their journey with the riders' horses.

Lato Odhan[]

At the 14th Army's camp in the Lato Odhan, Bottle reflects on the fact that the army is getting restless as they pursue Leoman’s rebels. The Adjunct and Dujek Onearm have been talking a lot, but the content of their discussions has not been revealed to them. The Eres'al is still haunting his dreams.

North and out of sight of the camp, Fiddler and Kalam are awaiting the arrival of Quick Ben. Quick tells them that he still cannot get a sense of Tavore and at their last meeting he felt someone lurking nearby in a warren. Tavore herself does not seem to know what to do beyond destroying Leoman.

Dujek arrives with Tayschrenn and his bodyguards, Hattar and Kiska. Quick reveals that he has been a High Mage before during the Blackdog Campaign in the disguise of a man named Kribalah Rule. This meeting is observed secretly by Lostara Yil and Pearl.