Well met, traveler! Since you are going in my direction, why don't we walk on together for a while? If luck is with us, perhaps we shall overtake Omar before nightfall, if that pirate of an innkeeper spoke true.
©1992 Dave Duncan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
You say you have never heard of Omar? Why, he is the finest storyteller alive! His tale of the God of War is a marvel. Heroes, and villains, and gods -- what's that you say? Yes, of course there is a beautiful maiden -- it would be a poor tale, else. And for all the clash of armies and the great deeds of the mighty, it's a story to make you laugh out loud.
Omar himself swore that every word was true -- but I own I am puzzled over that. No matter, step lively now, friend. Omar is probably just up the road a piece, with a tale to make the miles take wing.