By Kevin J. Anderson
After poor atrocities by means of each side, the non secular battle among Tierra and Uraba has unfold and intensified, irreparably dividing the identified international. What begun as a chain of skirmishes has erupted right into a full-blown campaign.
Now that the Uraban chief, Soldan-Shah Omra, has captured the ruined urban of Ishalem, his development groups find a beneficial historical map in an underground vault - a map which can consultant courageous explorers to the mysterious Key to production. Omra dispatches his adoptive son Saan to sail east around the uncharted Middlesea on a quest to discover it.
In Tierra, Captain Criston Vora has outfitted a grand new vessel, and units out to discover the nice unknown and locate the fabled land of Terravitae. yet Criston can't put out of your mind his earlier voyage that resulted in shipwreck and catastrophe . . . and the lack of his loved spouse Adrea, who - unbeknownst to him - fights to outlive opposed to palace intrigues and incessant threats opposed to her lifestyles in distant Uraba. For Adr...
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Thomas, you are incorrigible,” said Anne fondly. ” I nodded, having no idea what she meant. As we neared the Tower I stared up at the forbidding wall with its narrow slits. From the squared battlements protruded tall spikes topped with what looked like bundles of blackened rags. I squinted in order to see better. ” I asked, imitating Anne’s accent. She burst out laughing. “Yes, it is a menagerie—of criminals and traitors! ” Emme hissed. ” As I stared, the raglike bundles resolved themselves into skulls with torn flesh like strips of stiff leather.
What monstrous creatures were here? In the dimness I glimpsed the tawny hide of a beast straining against an iron collar, the fur around its face like a giant ruff, sharp teeth bared. Feeling my gorge rise with panic, I pushed my way out of the Tower and ran into the courtyard, gasping the damp air. All the way back to Whitehall, everyone talked of the queen’s menagerie. The roaring beast I had glimpsed was called a lion. The catlike wailing came from a leopard, one of four in an iron cage, Emme said.
I cannot, Your Majesty,” I replied, for I was trembling all over. “Without your gracious help,” I added. Then the queen took my wrists and lifted me to my feet. Her hands were slim, her fingers long and tapered. I counted four rings on each hand. “Do not fear to look upon me, child. Think of me as your mother now,” she said. It was a command, though softly spoken. I lifted up my eyes to meet hers. They were bright and pale. She smiled and it was like the sun beaming from behind a cloud. I no longer saw graying hair against her cheek.