The Honorable Barbarian Author:L. Sprague de Camp "Master Kerin!" a tinny little voice called. It was like a tinkle of tiny bells. — Kerin whirled, finally locating the source. It was a floating spot of bluish luminescence. Glassy wings supported the body of a naked woman, not much taller than the breadth of his thumb. — "Who, pray, are you?" Kerin asked, recovering somewhat. — "I am Belinka, your... more » guardian spirit," it said. "I am to ward you from harm, so you may safely return to claim your bride."
"Adeliza?" Kerin guessed. It was from the risk of marriage to the too-willing Adeliza that Kerin's family was sending him to the Far East. "I never so much as hinted a wedding."
"Aye, Master Kerin. She is bound and determined to have you for spouse, for she holds you the prettiest of all her lovers!"« less