By J. V. Jones
At fort Harvell demented Prince Kylock grabs the reins of strength and hate through murdering his father. Harvell's younger refugees are torn aside via the storms of war:
Headstrong younger Melliandra is captured by means of brutal slavers and Jack, whose wild energy works miracles, falls prey to a smuggler's mendacity charms and a woman's seductive schemes. in the meantime, within the far-off stronghold of Bren, Kylock's betrothed, appealing, mad Catherine, dabbles with darkest sorceries.
A knight's shattered future is set to steer from death-sport pits to the blood-strewn construction of an empire--and a wondrous epic of grandeur and magic continues...
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Ann looked at DeMonica. " Monica asked immediately. Ann looked at the peeve. " the bird asked without hesitation. Ann looked at Surprise. " She knew what a thesaurus was, she thought: a big book of words. But it surely wouldn't do to ask what was the name of such a tome; there needed to be a pun. She couldn't think of any. What an irony: the others all got their questions readily, while she was stuck. Suppose she failed to find the question? What would she do then? She would have to take the children back, of course, delivering Monica to Nada Naga and Ted to the demoness Metria.
They were all different types, no two the same. Was that a hint? But it hardly seemed to matter whether the species matched; they were all too solid, and as the thorny branch had shown, capable of opposing any effort to pass them. She pondered, cogitated, considered, contemplated, and finally thought about it. Again she was reminded of how little actual thinking she had done in the past. Her magic had taken care of most things, and her parents Grundy and Rapunzel had handled the rest. But now she had no choice.
Awww," both children said together. Surprise smiled to herself. Not for nothing was it called the Adult Conspiracy. All adults participated, to the eternal frustration of children. There was a sound outside. Surprise glanced out the window and saw a heavy bird coming to a landing. It looked like a stork. " she cried. " "Another brat on the scene," the peeve said peevishly. " Ted said. "We never saw a delivery before," Monica said. Surprise wasn't sure they were supposed to, but there was no way to stop them following her to the door.