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Published: 1960
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,344 / 31 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,439
Added to site: 2008.01.22
mnybks.net#: 19813
Origin: gutenberg.org

Although the Masquerade itself, as a necessary protection against non-telepaths, was not fully formulated until the late years of the Seventeenth Century, groups of telepaths-in-hiding existed long before that date. Whether such groups were the results of natural mutations, or whether they came into being due to some other cause, has not yet been fully determined, but that a group did exist in the district of Offenburg, in what is now Prussia, we are quite sure. The activities of the group appear to have begun, approximately, in the year 1594, but it was not until eleven years after that date that they achieved a signal triumph, the first and perhaps the last of its kind until the dissolution of the Masquerade in 2103.

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tty as her face and figure. Jonas started musing on Heroes again, but he never had the chance to make a move toward her. She had a very nice smile, and from memories in the others' minds he could hear her voice, low and quiet and entirely satisfactory.

Jonas sighed. The job, he told himself sternly, came first. And afterward--

Though, come to think of it, there wouldn't be an afterward.

The evening meal was simple. There was a single dish of meat and some sort of beans; after it had been eaten, and the darkness outside grew to full night, it was time to retire. Jonas went over to his pallet, removed his jerkin and shoes, and lay down. He heard the others readying themselves for sleep, but he did not look into their minds. Soon they were asleep and breathing heavily.

But Jonas stayed awake for a while.

"It's really too bad we can't work this sort of thing at a distance," Claerten's voice said suddenly. "But then, none of us has ever met the man, and you can't read a mind if y


Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Lisa Carr

A rewriting of history. A group of telepaths walks a dangerous line between trying to stop the Inquisition trials and being exposed as wizards themselves.
The main character and the inquisitor are well-drawn, and the plot had me wondering what the plan was and how it could possibly succeed.
The writing is good, but it is a telepathy story . . . .

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