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Do all of us have destinies we will not steer clear of? Or is each one people capable of verify our personal destiny by means of our activities? Are there key moments in time that supply distinct possibilities to alter fate?

those are only a number of the questions explored in 16 unique stories that stick to the trails of fates to far away worlds, dimensions, and occasions. From a being expert to be anything he was once not...to a road seller promoting destiny dogs...to the "true" tale of King Arthur...to a gambler who turns to the Kabbalah to discover a convinced bet...to a guy whose female friend is among the 3 Fates...to the story of 1 woman's appointment with Death...here are stories of darkness and hazard, and tales with a funny twist-gripping visions of the function destiny can play in anyone's life.

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And also you couldn’t see a lot besides. The night-mist had crept in and was once shrouding every little thing. ‘‘Thorvard is missing,’’ acknowledged Vikar, from in the back of him. ‘‘Have you noticeable him? ’’ Hrolf rubbed his eyes swiftly. ‘‘He was once right here a bit whereas in the past. might be he went to make water. ’’ ‘‘Stupid fool,’’ acknowledged Vikar irritably. ‘‘If i locate he’s simply long past off to sleep, I’ll have his guts for bra . . . ’’ A negative quavering scream got here out of the darkness. far flung within the darkness. these few who had controlled to get a bit sleep have been all wide awake now. Swords in hand, eyes peering into the darkish, uneasy phrases on lips. extra kindling at the hearth made it flare a bit. now not that it made a lot distinction within the misty darkish. Hrolf observed that the woman was once between them. She regarded definitely scared now. Too scared to attempt her charms. simply besides. that may were her, and him, if she’d now not been so younger and reminded him lots of Bryn. She checked out Vikar and acknowledged, in a quiet voice that by some means lower during the anxious hubbub. ‘‘Why is there blood in your collar? ’’ To his horror Hrolf learned there has been additionally blood on Erp’s cheek, and Bikki’s neck. ‘‘The ghost who beverages the blood of guys and sends them mad,’’ she acknowledged. ‘‘Which of you is as immense as an ox, and has a baleful eye? I observed this kind of form droop over these 3. ’’ the toughest half is usually to not snicker. All that panic for a nick with a bronze knife, no worse than a guy may perhaps provide himself shaving. good, they’ll stay awake anymore this night. And within the morning they’ll locate Thorvard’s blood-stained outfits. And no hint of him. good, no hint, except, like that idiot many years in the past, he will get misplaced. rather than operating away that one had by some means blundered in a whole circle within the mist. He’d come operating into camp, screaming, as bare because the day his mom birthed him, without greater than the few little cuts it had taken to supply me with just a little blood for my paintings. It was once an exceptional factor that his partners had notion him a fylga—a fetch—and killed him. Then, after all, while they’d discovered that they’d killed their very own, they’d blamed Jack. That perfect me completely. And now the others will be eyeing the 3 of them out of the corners in their eyes, looking ahead to the instant they went berserk-mad from the chunk of the blood-drinking draugr. ultimately, the sufferers could snap and flee. in the event that they controlled to break out from their very own partners they’d be fortunate. Or, as I’d visible frequently sufficient sooner than, considered one of them may make a few blameless yet untoward circulate. A hand trailed on a sword hilt, a hand too as regards to a dagger, or anything like that. after which it'd be bloody mayhem. occasionally they’d bind them and depart them the following, often promising to come back. Ha. It was once regularly left to me to accommodate them after all. no longer that they preferred it a lot. a few rather have been mad by means of then. Hrolf observed how the fearful eyes of his partners darted round, gazing the draugr-victims after which to the darkness of the heath. and the way they paused, only for a second, as they checked out him. He was once no longer as huge as an ox.

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