Once (Eve, Book 2) by Anna Carey

By Anna Carey

While you're being hunted, who are you able to trust?

For the 1st time due to the fact she escaped from her college many months in the past, Eve can sleep soundly. She's residing in Califia, a haven for girls, shielded from the terrifying destiny that awaits orphaned women within the New America.

But her security got here at a value: She was once pressured to desert Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and by myself on the urban gates. while Eve will get observe that Caleb is in hassle, she units out into the wild back to rescue him, purely to be captured and taken to town of Sand, the capital of the hot America.

Trapped contained in the urban partitions, Eve uncovers a surprising mystery approximately her past-and is compelled to confront the tough truth of her destiny. while she discovers Caleb is alive, Eve makes an attempt to escape her legal to allow them to be together-but the results will be lethal. She needs to make a determined option to keep those she loves . . . or probability wasting Caleb forever.

In this breathless sequel to Eve, Anna Carey returns to her story of romance, event, and sacrifice in an international that's either splendidly unusual and chillingly well-known.

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The priest had sought her out to give her his sympathies on the death of her brother. The only Rederni aside from Tier who had. She hadn’t been quite sure how to deal with a priest—Travelers had little use for the minions of the gods—but he’d seemed like a good person. ” “It must have been more than that,” Seraph said thoughtfully. ” She put them against her face and rubbed against them like a cat, soaking in the warmth that emanated from the battered wood. “Old wooden beads,” she said. “I can’t tell exactly how old, but they’ve been given in love and worn that way for a long, long time.

When she managed it at last, Ushireh’s body sat up in the pyre, and his head turned until he could fix his glowing eyes on her. Seraph shrank back and tried to close her eyes. As if in death he’d acquired the magic he’d so envied her in life, his will kept her from looking away from him. “You left me,” he said. “You left your duty. ” She awoke with a gasp and a cry and was gathered into warm arms and rocked gently. 44 Pa t r i c i a B r i g g s “Shh,” said Tier, “it was a dream. ” She buried her head in his shoulder and gave up a lifetime of self-control to sob raggedly against him.

I won’t tell anyone else,” she said. ” She glanced up at the mountains that towered above the narrow trail and shivered. There were not as many thieves in that part of the Empire as there were in the lands to the east where war had driven men off their lands. But Conex the Tinker, who found the dead body beside the trail, was not so honest as all that. He took everything he could find of value: two good boots, a bow, a scorched sword with scraps of flesh still clinging to it (he almost left that but greed outweighed squeamishness in the end), a belt, and a silver ring with a bit of onyx stone set in it.

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