By Simon R. Green
John Taylor, P.I., has come into ownership of the mythical Excalibur. to determine why, he'll need to seek advice the final Defenders of Camelot, a gaggle of knights who stay in a spot extra scary than the Nightside: London. John has been there in years-and there are solid purposes for that...
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A NEW FALSE COMPANION MUST BE SELECTED BEFORE EACH PLAYER CHOOSES HIS COMPANION, SO AS TO PRESERVE THE ODDS. REMEMBER: ONLY THE CHOSEN ONE WILL RECEIVE THE INDICATION. THAT ONE MUST CONCEAL THE STATUS FROM ALL OTHERS. NO ONE MUST KNOW, UNTIL IT IS REVEALED IN THE COURSE OF THE GAME. "Oh, get on with it, Clout," Metria muttered. DID I HEAR A MUTTER? The voice demanded dangerously. Metria's mouth zipped shut. In fact, a zipper appeared across it. She was a demoness, but she knew whom not to aggravate.
You do seem to have a good notion of the game," she agreed. She inhaled, and he almost bit his tongue. "But you can't win it by staying here. So soon we shall have to "start the trek. fee Good Magician Humfrey for advice. Unfortunately he Charges a year's service for a single Answer to a Question. Since that isn't feasible for you-" "Right. No point in going there. Let's talk. " "Date? Do you mean one of the Seeds of Thyme? " He laughed. " "I am about to go out into Xanth with you, to show you the best route to-" "I mean like doing something together.
What a relief! After a moment, she looked around at the others - and found them looking around too. Each was trying to discover who had been selected, but none of them could tell. It could be any of the seven of them, because Grundy Golem was also a potential Companion. Maybe the lot had fallen on him. "Look out - here comes a Player," Metria said, peering out the window. Immediately they all sat still in their seats, so that their images would be ready when the Player asked to see the prospective Companions.