The Serpent's Tale - Prologue Summary & Analysis

Diana Norman
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Prologue Summary

Sacrius, who is a hired assassin, is meeting with a client. The client is hiding his identity behind a curtain in a cellar under one of the inns in town because the client wants to conceal his identity. The client asks if Sacrius is worried about his soul being damned, but Sacrius assures the client that it is only a job to him.

Sacrius then asks the client to go over the instructions again. Sacrius asks the client to repeat the instructions so he can memorize his voice. This is so if the client reneges on the final payment, Sacrius can go after him. Sacrius assumes the client is someone who is embittered by a recent war and that his motives are political.

When the client shifts behind the curtain, Sacrius sees the tip of his doe boot peep out from under the...

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