The City by Stella Gemmell

By Stella Gemmell

The town is historic, layers upon layers. as soon as a thriving city, it sprawled past its bounds, inciting unending wars and making a barren wilderness of what was eco-friendly and productive.

In the guts of the town lives the emperor, a guy in his top notwithstanding he can be very previous. a few grimly speculate that he's now not human, if he ever used to be. A small quantity have come to the determined end that the one technique to cease the struggle is to finish the emperor's unnaturally lengthy life.

From the mazelike sewers under the town to the blood-soaked fields of conflict, the rebels pin their hopes on one man—Shuskara. The emperor's former normal, he was once betrayed in the past and is thought to be useless. yet he has survived, hiding from his immortal foe. The time has come for him to interact in a single ultimate conflict to unfastened town from the creature who dwells at its middle, pulling the strings that maintain the land sopping wet in gore.

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Kahlan scooped up the leggy bundle and returned it to its tail-wagging mother. As she lay down beside Richard, Kahlan saw the dark shape of Jennsen curl up by Betty and collect the twins in the tender bed of her arms, where they quickly settled down. Richard leaned over and gently kissed Kahlan's lips. " He laughed softly and kissed her forehead before lying on his side, away from her. She had been expecting an intimate promise, or at least a lighthearted remark. Kahlan curled up behind him and rested a hand on his shoulder.

He passed a suspicious look among the three women as they approached, but apparently thought better of saying anything. As Kahlan sat close at Richard's side, Tom offered him the first chunk he sliced from a long length of sausage. When Richard declined, Kahlan accepted it. Tom sliced off another piece and passed it to Cara and then another to Friedrich. Jennsen had gone to the wagon to search through her pack. Kahlan thought that maybe she just wanted to be alone a moment to collect herself. Kahlan knew how harsh her words had sounded, but she couldn't allow herself to do Jennsen the disservice of coddling her with pleasing lies.

Chapter 5 As tired as she was, it was a marvelous sensation being beside Richard and letting herself go, letting her concerns and worries go for the time being, and so effortlessly sinking into sleep. But the sleep seemed only just started when she woke to find Cara gently shaking her shoulder. Kahlan blinked up at the familiar silhouette standing over her. She ached to go back to sleep, to be left alone to be so wonderfully asleep again. " Kahlan asked. Cara nodded. " Kahlan glanced over her shoulder as she sat up, seeing that Richard was still fast asleep.

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