Date: 01 April, 1996 — $6.99 — Book
To further the story of Vree, we now take the officially retired assassin to Shkoder. The events in this novel are so directly related to those in the prior novel that it would be impossible to discuss the plot in more than general terms without being spoilerish to Fifth Quarter. So to be general, Vree thinks the Bards of Shkoder can help her with her problem. Her brother Bannon is extremely upset at how Vree behaved in the previous novel, and in a frighteningly immature fashion wants to force her to return to the way things were before. The problem with the living dead has passed into Shkoder, and Vree is going to get involved again.
And her head's still a bit crowded.
She encounters Annice's daughter in this novel, an impetuous young woman who has great experience with the "fifth kigh", what we might call a soul or, possibly, a force of personality. She is, unfortunatly, also exceedingly romantic and flighty and apt to follow Vree into extreme danger because of her duty as a healer. Which makes for an interesting setup, which of course will be fulfilled with all due danger and threat.
I think that's as far as I can go. Sorry for the vagueness.