When Kaber is killed right in front of Mathonwey, he is thrust into a race against time to solve the murder and find another source of nyepsium. With only a couple days nyepsium, his trusty familiar Ogma, and a few weapons, Mathonwey is set against unknown enemies in a race against time. If he loses, he is certain to fail his one and only chance to make Adept, have his hand cut off, and be cast out of the Institute forever.
Trevor was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1969. In the third grade he was caught skipping school just so he could finish the book he was reading. His love of reading led him naturally into a love of writing. Most often he can be found writing classic high fantasy stories. His first short story was published in New Realm magazine. He also writes nonfiction books geared towards helping people learn skills for self sufficient living and is currently working on a YA fiction book that he is certain his six children will instantly fall in love with.
Mat studies the dagger used to kill Kaber. He does not like what he sees. The dagger is an assassin's tool covered with arcane symbols and dark spells. In this passage, Mathonwey realizes that he is up against a serious opponent, even though he has no idea who that may be. What he does know is that the last supplier of nyepsium has just been killed and he needs to find more or there is no way he will pass his Adept exam.
An Assassins Tool
A full-tang patterned steel blade with dark spells from the netherworld engraved on the metal, it had smooth sycamore handle scales with engraved Luna circles that spoke of the Death Mother. The handle was wrapped with black linen. An assassin’s tool that gave me shivers.