By J. V. Jones

The conflict to finish all wars is coming. The Endlords are getting ready themselves for invasion. Now could be the time whilst urban males and clansmen come jointly to struggle the darkish forces of destruction, but they feud among themselves, blind to the chance dealing with them. in simple terms the Sull are getting ready for conflict opposed to the Endlords. they're an historic, dwindling race, and so they worry this struggle will be their final. Sull legend speaks of the one that Bears Loss, the warrior who will slay the Endlords, and so they think this warrior should be certainly one of their very own. Ash March is their so much valued and sacred warrior, and it really is Mal Naysayer's accountability to carry her domestic to save lots of her humans. yet hundreds of thousands of leagues to the north, Raif Severance is studying that he on my own can kill Endlords speedily. An outcast and outlaw, Raif needs to betray his extended family and forsake his ideals, and lift the fort of gray Ice. glance out for additional info in this e-book and others at the Orbit web site at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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The flattering crap went on and on. Piper Hecht was not one to be turned and shaped by that. But he let it play. And composed an equally florid, disingenuous, and dishonest response. Yes. … Time and place, Katrin’s choice. Katrin’s request was echoed by Princess Helspeth in her brief letter. Which he read over and over, looking for the slightest nuance. * * * In one hour Hecht would present himself to the woman who, at the moment, was the most powerful ruler in the western world. He was trapped in speculations about what might be on her mind.

The water in the moat was in motion. Water was not relevant. An arrow slammed into the artifact’s chest. It drove through till fourteen inches protruded from his back. The shaft was thick, oak, tipped with armor-piercing iron. Krepnight, the Elect, rocked back after the impact, then just sat petrified in his saddle. Brittle cold air swirled round him. He felt every breath. He could do nothing. Two old men came across the drawbridge. One carried an iron shovel, the other a rusty bill. Shovel man took the reins of the divine artifact’s mount and led him away, the horse quaking in terror.

Why did the Empress want to meet away from her palace? The grandeur there would overawe a beetle like Piper Hecht. Madouc opined, “She knows you’ve seen Krois. You’ve seen the Chiaro Palace and the Castella dollas Pontellas. Her palace wouldn’t intimidate you. And she might want to be away from all the eyes and spies that go with a palace. Here she can talk with only a few noses poking in. ” Rumor had King Jaime making himself thoroughly unpopular by acting like he was in charge. Katrin supposedly would not admit his bad behavior but had taken steps to neutralize it.

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