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Lens of the World(Lens of the World, #1)
In a memoir to his king, Nazuret tells the tale of his remarkable coming of age – of his rise from the pitiable status of outcast and orphan to that of renowned warrior, philosopher and confidant of the mighty.
The story is hardly begun when Nazuret is by chance rather than design – or so it appears to the bewildered boy – abducted from the Royal Sordaling School by a dapper madman. In the lunatic's lair he is confronted by strange ocular and astronomical machines, and subjected to arcane tortures and tests of strength, intelligence and wit for which not even the rigours of millitary schooling have prepared him. But this bizarre apprenticeship is to prove invaluable to the unsuspecting and still rather naive young man.
For Nazuret's future is bound up with the future of his country and his time with the enigmatic Poul vital preparation for an exceptional destiny...