is a strange world with strange potentialities.
That's why Sime brought
his wife there--long dead in her coffin.
That's why the Matriarch of Kund went to pick her successor. That's why
the Prince of
Emmened went to win either a world or a moment's pleasure.
But that is not why
Dumarest came. He was simply stranded there, a
traveler in Low passage without the price to get home, without even
"home" was. All he could tell people was that its name was Earth, a
meant soil to them.
Someone, however, must
have known but was not telling.That someone was
reluctant to let Dumarest live. But live the Earthman did, through slow-time
assassins and laser attacks--and through the fabled Winds of