By Jim Butcher
For hundreds of years, the folks of Alera have harnessed the furies—elementals of earth, air, hearth, water, wooden, and metal—to defend their land from aggressors. yet no fury can shop them from the risks they face inside. A mysterious assault from around the sea has weakened the 1st Lord. should still he fall, a bloody civil struggle is inevitable. The accountability of warding off assassination makes an attempt and treachery in the First Lord's circle of spies falls on Tavi, the single guy with out fury to call…
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Yes,’ he amended, ‘the false Murmandamus. ’ ‘If you take your people north, Arkan,’ said Liallan, ‘it will be their second trek across the mountains. Gorath married my sister as a means to save what was left of the old Clan Hawk, and my father grudgingly gave permission. ’ She indulged in a chuckle. ‘My father was livid. Gorath had outsmarted him, using his relationship to the Snow Leopards to ensure that the Ice Bears endured, while not surrendering any authority to him. It was a lesson I remembered when I was forced to wed Delekhan.
It won’t come to that. By now he will have subdued the “council” without killing any but a few bodyguards. We can be certain that if any chieftain perished tonight, he was no friends of Narab’s. ’ She fixed her nephew with a steady gaze. ’ ‘And he was mad,’ Liallan repeated. ‘I think holy men are more dangerous than ambitious ones, Arkan. ’ She sipped her ale. ‘Give me an ambitious murderer over a fanatic every time. ’ This took Arkan by surprise. His people were not especially demonstrative when it came to feelings and his aunt was perhaps the most ruthless a person he had ever encountered.
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