By Cinda Williams Chima
Times are not easy within the mountain urban of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do nearly whatever to eke out a residing for himself, his mom, and his sister Mari. sarcastically, the only factor of price he has is whatever he can’t sell. for so long as Han can take into accout, he’s worn thick silver cuffs engraved with runes. They’re truly magickedas he grows, they develop, and he’s by no means been capable of get them off.
While out searching someday, Han and his extended family pal, Dancer seize 3 younger wizards atmosphere fireplace to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. After a war of words, Han takes an amulet from Micah Bayar, son of the excessive Wizard, to ensure the boy won't use it opposed to them. Han quickly learns that the amulet has an evil historyit as soon as belonged to the Demon King, the wizard who approximately destroyed the area a millennium ago. With a paranormal piece that robust at stake, Han is aware that the Bayars will cease at not anything to get it back.
Meanwhile, Raisa ana’Marianna, Princess inheritor of the Fells, has her personal battles to fight. She’s simply again to courtroom after three years of relative freedom together with her father’s family members at Demonai camp using, looking, and dealing the well-known extended family markets. Although Raisa becomes eligible for marriage after her 16th name-day, she isn't looking ahead to buying and selling in her logic and new talents for etiquette tutors and stuffy events.
Raisa desires to be greater than an decoration in a glittering cage. She aspires to be like Hanaleathe mythical warrior queen who killed the Demon King and kept the realm. however it appears like her mom has different plans for her--plans that include a suitor who is going opposed to every little thing the Queendom stands for.
The Seven nation-states will tremble while the lives of Han and Raisa collide in this attractive new page-turner from bestselling writer Cinda Williams Chima.
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Your Highness, Lord Demonai wouldn’t inform me the aim on your stopover at, yet we're venerated to have you ever the following at Southbridge Temple. ” Raisa prolonged her hand, and he kissed it. “We’ve by no means formally met,” she stated, “but I’ve heard you communicate at temple numerous instances. i used to be inspired with what you needed to say approximately your institution and approximately our accountability for ministering to the terrible. You instructed that the aristocracy might be doing even more. “ Jemson coloured a bit, yet he didn't cringe, which Raisa beloved. “Ah. good, Your Highness, i am hoping you probably did no longer take my phrases as too harshly severe of the queen and council. It’s a subject matter I’m enthusiastic about, in spite of the fact that, and—” “Your phrases have been serious, Speaker Jemson, and perhaps rightly so,” Raisa stated. “In Fellsmarch fort, we’re insulated opposed to the hardships our humans adventure each day. We don’t ask questions as we must always, and if we do ask questions, those that encompass us usually let us know what we wish to listen. ” “I believe that needs to be true,” Jemson stated, within the demeanour of a guy who is aware he should still defend his tongue yet can’t restrain himself. “But it’s complex to these folks who're immersed during this urban, who see how nice the wishes are, on a daily basis. We can’t aid yet ask yourself why quite a bit cash is going to aid the military and the wars within the south. it kind of feels to me that we have got no puppy in that struggle. ” “I don’t understand a lot approximately it,” Raisa admitted, embarrassed. “I are looking to research extra so i will make stable judgements whilst the time comes. That’s one cause I’m the following. yet I’d additionally love to do anything in a small solution to relief your ministry. ” “Aid us how? ” Jemson requested, taking a look nonplussed. She glanced at Amon, who stood through the door as though guarding it. “Corporal Byrne has been very ... ah ... frank with me concerning the difficulties in Southbridge and Ragmarket. ” She positioned her hand on her hold bag. “I want to offer money to aid your college and to feed the hungry. ” Jemson raised either eyebrows. “You’ve introduced a bag choked with gold via Southbridge? ” he requested. “Well, no longer precisely. ” She checked out her father. “This is the place you come back in. ” “I was once convinced I had a goal here,” Averill stated. Raisa loose the flap on her bag and dumped the contents onto the desk. Jemson, Averill, and Amon gaped on the pile of knickknack and paintings items. “Father, you’re the easiest dealer I know,” Raisa stated. “Could you're taking this stuff to marketplace and promote them for up to they're going to convey? Then supply that cash to Speaker Jemson for his ministries. ” Averill leaned over the desk, fingering the jewellery, preserving necessary stones as much as the sunshine, deciding upon up one item, then one other. He appeared up at Raisa. “This is top of the range, such a lot of it,” he stated. He held up a diamond brooch, a present from a few minor lord in Tamron. “Except for this one. It’s minimize glass. ” He tilted his head. “Where precisely did those come from? ” “Well ... ” Raisa hesitated. “They’re presents for my identify day. They’re coming in via the wagonload, so . . . ” Averill laughed, that deep abdominal giggle she enjoyed. “So you’re promoting off the goals of your hapless suitors, Raisa?