This week’s episode features Chapters Eight and Nine of War of the Fathers. Here is an excerpt from the show:
Soret was a step ahead of Jorad and the street was crowded with people so he had to strain to hear her words. The dust kicked up from all the traffic was sticking to his sweaty face. Using the back of his hand, he wiped off his forehead. It came away grimy and he cleaned it on his pants. He wanted to take a few minutes to rest and calm down but couldn’t afford the luxury.
His blood was still racing from the encounter with Erro. If Erro tried something again, Jorad would give him the beating he deserved, whether the town guard was there or not. He didn’t know what else to say to Soret about the Hunwei. At least Erro’s poster hadn’t seemed to faze her.
Jorad couldn’t blame her for her anger and confusion about the Hunwei though. Ruder hadn’t been able to convince him, Jorad had needed to see it for himself. He wished that he had evidence to show her but all he could do was tell her what he’d seen.
“Save your breath, I’m not coming with you,” Soret said when he caught up to her. “Not for something like this.”
“Once I leave, I won’t be coming back, Adar is adamant about getting to Zecarani as fast as possible.”
“He wants to get that weapon or whatever, right?” Soret looked like she was thinking of slapping him. “Why the rush now? It sounds like he’s known about it for years.”
“It won’t be the first time we’ve tried, but this time is different. He’s not going to leave without it now that the Hunwei are back.”
“And where will you go after that?”
“I don’t know,” he lied. Much as Jorad hated to admit it, Adar’s logic made sense. If there was even a slim chance that something in the Portal could help, it was worth Jorad making the effort to access it. Assuming of course that Rarbon hadn’t already been taken over by the Hunwei.