By D. M. Cornish
Carrying on with the soaking up, artistic saga begun in Foundling, Lamplighter follows Rossam?nd Bookchild, now one of many EmperorÕs lamplighters, who's sworn to guard tourists from the ferocious bogles that dwell within the wild. Small and meek, he doesn't slot in. Then a haughty younger lady monster hunter is pressured upon the lamplighters for education. As Rossam?nd starts off to make new pals within the risky global of the Half-Continent, he additionally turns out to make extra enemies, discovering himself driven towards a future that he may by no means have imagined. . . .
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This was Lamplighter-Sergeant Grindrod. Even when he hissed angrily, the lamplighter-sergeant seemed to be shouting. He was always shouting, even when he was supposed to be talking with the habitual hush of the night-watch. Rossamünd snapped back his attention. “No, Lamplighter-Sergeant, I just . . ” Ducking his head to hide a frown, Rossamünd swallowed at an indignant lump and held his tongue. Can’t he feel the horrors growing? From the first lamp of the afternoon until now, the prentice-watch had stopped at every lamppost to wind out the light using the crank-hooks at the end of their blackened fodicars to ratchet the winch within each lamp.
Her cheeks and brow glistened with a lustrous patina of sweat; her eyes were sunken and her skin was flushed. Rossamünd thought she looked more ill than injured. “We may have triumphed in the fight, but the loss of two sisters is never well,” she returned in a soft voice, with a hint of a musical southern accent. Your assistance is welcome. My sister languishes with these terrible bites to her face but will survive if attended to quickly. I would tend her myself, but I lack the right scripts. Do you carry staunches?
Rossamünd was caught by it, and though they were not his words, he blushed and shuffled awkward feet. “You there,” Threnody called, soft yet sour, “the little ledgermain. ” Rossamünd hesitated. Evander he did not have—only gromwell, a cheap substitute courtesy of the miserliness of the clerks—though it did in a pinch. He said as much, and the young calendar snorted in mild disgust. It will do, she said, and held out a hand to receive the restorative. He stepped over and gave to her a drab brown flasket marked with a Γρ to signify gromwell.