By J. V. Jones
"Wonderful . . . J.V. Jones is a impressive writer." So says Robert Jordan, the writer of The Wheel of Time epic delusion sequence. And Jones lives as much as that compliment within the hugely charged epic event of Ash March and Raif Sevrance, outcasts whose fates are entwined by means of destiny and by means of want, within the chilly, darkish international that threatens to be torn asunder by way of a warfare to finish all wars. they're yet of many that struggle the feared Endlords, yet either Ash and Raif are particular in particular ways in which isolate them, but which additionally allow them to accomplish heroic acts that would store their world.Raif, wrongly accused and bring to a halt from his extended family through the treachery in their new headsman, has a expertise for killing that's a part of his curse and his burden. yet he bears one other burden of larger weight. Ash is a sacred warrior to the Sull, an historic race whose numbers have declined.Raised as a foundling, she by no means knew her real history, she needs to discover ways to settle for the bad presents of her heritage.But as Ash learns extra of her larger destiny, Raif's job looms darkish and determined, for he needs to trip throughout the nightmare realm of the wish, a spot the place even the Sull now worry to tread. For deep in the wish is the fort of gray Ice, and there he needs to heal the breach within the Blindwall that already threatens the realm. may still he fail, no longer even Ash's powers can keep them...
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He observed her coolly, and she knew he had seen through her bluff. She spoke to dampen the gleam of knowing in his yellow-black eyes. " His words seemed to stop the air itself. Dust and heat and lamp smoke ceased rising. Mace's gaze held hers, and for the first time since he had returned from the Badlands she saw the man behind the wolf. "You were a partner to Dagro," he murmured, reaching for her hand. " Raina closed her eyes. Sweet gods, how can he say this to me? Does he not remember what happened in the Oldwood?
The magnificent bay gelding. As soon as Vaylo had set eyes upon it he had known it for a Sull horse. " The ranger stood and faced him. His fingertips were white with mortar dust, and Angus saw Vaylo's gaze upon them. "‘Tis nothing," he said with a small shrug. "I heard once that a tunnel led from this tomb all the way north to the Copper Hills. " The ranger brushed the dust from his fingers. "We remember the old words and the old rhymes, nothing more. " He grimaced. " Angus accepted the reprimand with a bow.
When the Ganmiddich roundhouse needed to be held for the returning Crab chief, Mace had chosen Drey to watch its high green walls. And when the Dhoone chief-in-exile had called the Hail Wolf to a parley, it had been Drey whom Mace sent in his stead. Indeed, Drey hadn't set foot in the roundhouse for five weeks, and Raina found herself wondering if his absence wasn't what Mace had wanted all along. " He favored Raina with a husband's smile. " It was no answer, and they both knew it. He would see Effie harmed either by trial or delay.