By Kelly McCullough
For 6 years, former temple murderer Aral Kingslayer has been dwelling as a jack of the shadow trades, settling on up strange jobs at the mistaken aspect of the legislation. however the earlier isn't lifeless, and Aral's has eventually stuck as much as him within the attractive, risky kind of Jax Seldansbane-a fellow Blade and Aral's onetime fiancée.
Jax claims that the forces that destroyed every little thing Aral as soon as held expensive are at the flow back, and he or she wishes his aid to prevent them. yet Aral has a brand new existence now, with a clean id and new obligations. And whereas he isn't a fan of letting the prior again in, the previous murderer quickly unearths himself enthusiastic about a conflict that might depart him without means out and no concept who to trust.
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Then, as another chill gust of wind blew across the boat and set Duncan’s teeth to chattering, the life drained out of the King’s smile. A shadow passed behind the man’s eyes, and he turned to stare out grimly over the water once again. “I wouldn’t recommend it,” he muttered. It was proving diﬃcult to reconcile Maric the Savior—the man who, according to everyone, had single-handedly wrested his nation back from the Orlesians and then set about rebuilding it into 56 DAVID GAIDER a force to be reckoned with—with the sad fellow that sat across from him.
The more time that passed, the more agitated Genevieve became. Finally reaching the shores of Lake Calenhad had been a relief. Now King Maric sat not a foot away from Duncan in the small boat, staring out across the lake with his eyes half closed as the wind washed across his face and ruﬄed his blond hair. He seemed to take pleasure in it, Duncan observed, and even after giving up his fur cloak didn’t seem the least bothered by the cold. The King apparently noticed that he was being watched, and regarded Duncan in return.
For another hour they sat in silence, Duncan watching Kinloch Hold loom larger and larger before them. The thin spire appeared to rise out of the middle of the lake, and he wondered faintly how the mages had built it out there. Had they used magic to pull it up out of the rock? This tower looked elegant, at least from afar. Up close it was weathered and stained, the wider structure at the base standing on a rocky island almost completely covered in snow. The only sounds were the low whistling of the wind and the rhythmic sloshing caused by the rowing.
Crossed Blades (Fallen Blade, Book 3) by Kelly McCullough