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By Tamora Pierce

Kel has ultimately accomplished her lifelong dream of being a knight. yet it’s now not turning out as she imagined in any respect. She is torn among an obligation she has sworn to uphold and a quest that she feels may flip the tide of battle. . . .
“Unrelentingly real looking in its depiction of the horrors of warfare . . . Pierce offers beautiful information of the weaponry, topography, and tradition of her international, and her regulate of a voluminous solid of characters is masterful.”

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There are midwives within the Goatstrack corporation. perhaps the hot humans have a healer or . Lord Wyldon’s reward of clerks had made her observe that folks didn’t need to do every factor themselves. “Why weren’t we taught approximately clerks? ” she heard herself ask. the boys grinned. “Regular knights don’t want ’em,” Merric acknowledged, sipping his wine. “It’s true,” Dom further. “You in basic terms really want clerks at corporation point. until then, you do your personal forms. ” He made a face because the others laughed. “Kel, you recognize I’ve received my orders, correct? ” he requested, assembly Kel’s eyes along with his very blue ones. I’m going to overlook taking a look at him, she idea. And I’m going to overlook his help. Dom consistently backs me up. “Yes, Lord Raoul wrote me,” she spoke back. To the others she defined, “Dom’s squad’s to report to castle Steadfast. War’s formally declared. ” “If you hadn’t stated so, despite the fact that might we bet? ” drawled Neal. “Oh, wait, now I take into accout— I observed lifeless Scanrans mendacity approximately someplace. ” “They have been extra attention-grabbing once they have been alive,” Merric instructed him grimly. “I’ll take your be aware for it, thank you all of the related. ” Neal raised his cup in a silent toast. Kel checked out Numair. “Master Numair, you stated you've got different messages to offer? ” The mage drew a circle on the heart of the desk with a quill, then etched symptoms alongside its glowing aspect. whilst he snapped his palms, a picture sprang to lifestyles in the circle, status a foot tall. Kel grimaced. It was once a killing machine. “In addition to the 2 killed the following this day, nineteen of this stuff were stated within the nation among town of the Gods and Seabeth,” Numair acknowledged quietly. “Nineteen that we're yes of. Villagers close to Sigis carry stuck one within the form of pit they use to capture bears, then shoveled it packed with oil, hay, and coal and burned it until eventually it part melted. not one of the others were taken, good, ‘alive’ is the easiest time period. yet we eventually comprehend extra approximately who's growing them. ” He sighed and rubbed his temples. “The urban of the Gods expelled a mage pupil, Blayce more youthful of Galla, six years in the past. the fees have been necromancy, fairly the enslavement of the spirits of the useless. it sort of feels he has a flair for it. ” “So he makes use of his flair to kill children,” Kel whispered via numb lips. “He murders them and makes use of their spirits to gas the killing units. ” round the desk all people yet Numair and Kel drew the signal opposed to evil—an X with a instantly line via it: a six-pointed star—on his chest. It isn’t going to do you any solid, Kel inspiration, observing them. And grasp Numair is aware it, too. “You sound sure,” Numair acknowledged, his lengthy, darkish eyes sharp as he checked out Kel. “I used to be there while 3 of the issues have been killed,” she reminded him. “The white vapors that pop out in their heads? they've got the voices of kids. ” I don’t need to point out the Chamber now, she inspiration with a few aid. They recognize who’s doing it, they've got his identify, and that’s the one necessary factor i do know. So I’m now not doing damage to their look for him through now not talking up. “He may use any spirit,” Baird mentioned, his mouth twisted in disgust.

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