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The Hounds of Skaith

The Hounds of Skaith by Leigh Brackett

Second volume of The Book of Skaith. Serious spoilers ahead.

It opens with Kell a Marg getting a report about what Stark has done to the Citadel, and then Stark with the rescued Ashton and the title hounds attempting to make good their escape from the planet. Knowing that having exposed the Lords Protector, they may have ensured that no more starships are allowed to land.

It involves the hounds' having conflicting loyalties, a genetic modification that did not produce all that was intended, an attack on a city by tribes, an attempt by Wandsmen to use a city as a hostage and its results, a heretic Wandsman, and more.
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