By Ben S Dobson

Disgraced student Dennon Lark in basic terms desires to be left on my own in his self-imposed exile--an exile that ends whilst a insurgent military wielding very unlikely powers launches a sequence of brutal assaults on villages around the Kingsland.

Forced from his domestic, Dennon is drawn again right into a global he desires not anything to do with. His study into the kingdom's misplaced past--the very study that despatched him into hiding--may carry the solutions to a good many questions about the rebels. questions about their shadowy explanations; approximately their mysterious skills; and approximately their ever-increasing numbers, always strengthened by means of these idea killed of their assaults. And simply the King's notorious warrior niece Bryndine Errynson and her corporation of woman squaddies belief him sufficient to aid him locate the reality prior to the rebels burn the Kingsland to the ground.

Following a path of ancient clues around the state and pursued via forces they do not totally comprehend, Dennon and Bryndine could be the realm's simply desire. yet so that it will guard the Kingsland's destiny, they have to first discover its lengthy forgotten past.

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In books of power, writ in blood…” I covered my ears and screamed, trying to drown out the words, but snippets drifted through, scraps of old rhymes, of ancient songs. The men lurched closer and closer, circling me as they continued their terrible litany. “The doom of Old Elov—” But abruptly the chanting stopped. The men were still there, still staring at me with condemnation in their eyes, but something was different—this was no longer the dream I knew. Moonlit night surrounded me in place of lamp-lit darkness, and there was grass under my feet rather than stone.

Pledged to the service of the King, but not of royal blood. Bryndine shot her a disapproving look. “Courtesies, Sylla. ” She inclined her head towards Josia. “I apologize for my companion, matron. But she speaks truly—we do not intend to stay. We saw a Scriber’s shingle hanging just down the road, but there was no answer at the door. ” Josia’s eyes widened; a silver mark was more than the Rest would make in a month. “My lady, I… I can’t accept… My husband takes care of the stables, and he is late coming back from Barleyfield, I…” The woman was too honest for her own good.

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