By David Anthony Durham
Leodan Akaran, ruler of the recognized international, has inherited generations of obvious peace and prosperity, gained a while in the past by means of his ancestors. A widower of excessive intelligence, he presides over an empire referred to as Acacia, after the idyllic island from which he principles. He dotes on his 4 little ones and hides from them the darkish realities of site visitors in medicinal drugs and human lives on which their prosperity relies. He hopes that he may possibly swap this, yet robust forces stand in his approach. after which a dangerous murderer despatched from a race known as the Mein, exiled some time past to an ice-locked stronghold within the frozen north, moves at Leodan within the middle of Acacia whereas they unharness shock assaults around the empire. On his deathbed, Leodan places into play a plan to permit his little ones to flee, each one to their separate future. And so his childrens commence a quest to avenge their father's dying and fix the Acacian empire—this time at the foundation of common freedom.
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This prejudice is quite evident in Bom-Crioulo. 2 The Mineiros dock, on Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, is situated near the Benedictine monastery, Sao Bento, immediately to the north of the Customs-House docks . 41 He left behind him not a single enemy, not even a rival at the fort; he parted on good terms with everybody, self-absorbed in his own happiness, but full, too, of the irresistible nostalgia of · someone who is going away. When the sloop that was taking him moved away from the bridge, where his fellow-seamen were waving their caps at him, with touching enthusiasm, he felt a single tear trace its warm path down his cheek, and, to hide his emotion, he began to wave, too, standing up in the boat, watching the outline of the island 1 and the sailors saying goodbye to him disappear, little by little, in the mist of evening.
Clothes make the man. The cabin-boy took all this advice like a son, without even asking about the reason for so much care and attention. He saw dirty, badly-dressed, sweaty-smelling sailors, but there weren't too many of them. Some of them even used perfume on their kerchiefs and lotion on their hair. In a few days, Aleixo was like a different person. Bom-Crioulo looked at him with the pride of a teacher watching a pupil's development. One fine Sunday, when everybody had to turn out in a white uniform, according to the order of the day, the cabin-boy was the last person to come up on deck for muster.
He was satisfied. He'd shown them once again that he was a man. And besides that, he was very fond of the cabin-boy, and he was sure that now he could win him over completely, the way one conquers a beautiful woman, a virgin wilderness, a land of gold. He was damn well satisfied! The cane didn't leave a mark on him; he had a back of iron, strong enough to resist the powerful arm of Agostinho the guard as if he were a Hercules. He couldn't even remember any more how often he'd been caned. " chanted the same voice as before.
Acacia: The War with the Mein (Acacia, Book 1) by David Anthony Durham