The Yellow Silk (Forgotten Realms: The Rogues, Book 4)
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The last title in a series of stand-alone adventures about the shadowed life of rogues.
The Yellow Silk is the fourth and final title in the Forgotten Realms novel series focusing specifically on the iconic character class of the rogue. Each novel in the series is a stand-alone adventure, making this an easy way to get acquainted with the rich Forgotten Realms world.
shrugged. “You know, I’d like to believe you, Desmada, but you should just cooperate and answer all my questions truthful.” He let the command roll out of him in a baritone wave of almost-song, the music carrying the magic of a subtle spell. Desmada’s face went slack for a moment as the enchantment sank into her mind. Li glanced at Tycho with an impressed expression. “Will it work?” Desmada glanced between them. “Will what work?” she demanded. “Never mind.” Tycho flicked his fingers at Li,
it?” “From a Shou warrior,” Tycho said. He, Veseene, and Li had worked out the best story. Tycho had been in favor of a simple tale of acquiring the weapon in the Shou-town in Telflamm. It was quick, anonymous, and all but impossible for the Hooded to contradict. Li, however, insisted on something more. Yu Mao’s butterfly swords had passed through the Hooded’s hands. He wanted to know how. Tycho sat back and spun out the story—remarkably close to the truth—that Li had proposed. “He came to
sat up a little more. “But even after you found out Tycho didn’t feel for you that way, you still said you wanted to take to the road. Did you really think about why or is it as Tycho says and you’re just being stubborn?” The flush of Laera’s cheeks grew stronger. Veseene gave her an easy smile. “It’s all right, Laera. It’s not my place to force you to go back home.” “Home!” Laera snorted. “Home to let my father lock me in my room?” She stood up. “He would, you know. He’d lock me up and not let
a double row of round dots marched across his forehead. The massive scars that tore across his cheeks and drew his lips into a twisted sneer could hardly have been intentional, though. Tycho touched one then the other. “Something went straight through,” he said. He peered into the man’s mouth. “He’s missing a lot of teeth. His tongue …“He shuddered. Li looked to the Hooded’s interpreter. Seeing her master so savagely beaten had taken the fight out of her. He moved over and dragged her closer,
looked away, scooping up more ointment and spreading it on her left palm. She tensed slightly. “You’re going to help Veseene escape so Brin never even sees the Silk.” Tycho’s fingers moved up hers, smoothing the ointment onto her rope-burned skin. Laera sucked in a sharp breath. “You’re … you’re just going to give it to him?” He said nothing. “Bind you, Tychoben Arisaenn, you can’t not give it to him!” “It’s not mine to give,” Tycho whispered. “I can’t even ask for that.” He looked up. “Did