Dassuk: Part the Third: Whipsticker
Final part of the Bignose Cache series. Leron prepares for the climactic battle with the Bunds, using all his political skills to carry the rest of the Five with him. He must play the mercantile classes off against the newly influential industrialists, and fight the ages-old prejudice against the uncircumcised. New weapons are deployed, alongside the traditional espionage and subversion. More
Contains barbarian warriors, bloodthirsty monsters and weird sex.
Does NOT contain sorcerers, paranormal powers or parallel universes.
*The final tranche of the Bignose Cache
Here we find Leron the Dassuk’s very personal account of the final battle, the confrontation that broke the power of the Bunds and left the Five triumphant. We hear of the strategy, the tactics and the weaponry – and the fears, anxiety and indecision of those challenging the established order.
Life in Gheenbay, with its Colours, Guilds and Zeppground, its gambling dens, trading halls and Arena, its feuds, conspiracies and Cartels, is described in vivid detail. We learn how Leron escaped from Albanova and survived the brutal world of the Reefs, where swordright is the only law. There are more insights into the Zepptrade, and why the Zeppfactors were prepared to risk their wealth and power in a confrontation with their feudal overlords, Bund Krenditz.
Whipstickers, and the other new weapons adopted by the armies of the Five, totally transformed warfare in the archipelago. Leron plans an even greater social transformation, using his newly acquired power to educate foundlings and orphans of both sexes and protect them from circumcision. He dreams of a better world, of peace
and security, but his basic realism means he doubts it can ever be achieved.
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