By Bradley P. Beaulieu
Sharakhai, the nice urban of the desolate tract, middle of trade and tradition, has been governed from time immemorial by way of twelve kings—cruel, ruthless, robust, and immortal. With their military of Silver Spears, their elite corporation of Blade Maidens, and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold their positions as undisputed, invincible lords of the wilderness. there's no wish of freedom for any lower than their rule.
Or so it kind of feels, until eventually Çeda, a courageous younger lady from the west finish slums, defies the Kings’ legislation through going outdoors at the holy evening of Beht Zha’ir. What she learns that evening units her on a course that winds via either the bad truths of the Kings’ mysterious heritage and the hidden riddles of her personal historical past. jointly, those secrets and techniques may perhaps ultimately holiday the iron grip of the Kings’ power...if the nigh-omnipotent Kings don’t locate her first.
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He angled his head to the side, then flicked his magnificent eyes to Chaol, who now stood with his arms crossed. She still remembered how adept Archer had been at taking in details. It was probably part of the reason he’d become the top male courtesan in Rifthold. And a formidable opponent when Celaena was training at the Assassins’ Keep. She glanced at Chaol, who was too busy staring down Archer to notice her attention. “He knows everything,” she told Archer. Some tension flowed out of Archer’s shoulders, but the surprise and amusement were wearing off—replaced by hesitant pity.
She just walked quickly back to her rooms with as much dignity as she could muster. Though she kept telling herself that she’d imagined it all, that it was some hallucination from too many hours awake, Celaena couldn’t stop hearing that cursed word again and again. Plans. indd 42 4/2/13 9:06 AM c h r e The person outside the library probably had nothing to do with the king, Celaena told herself as she walked—still not sprinting—down the hall to her room. There were plenty of strange people in a castle this large, and even though she rarely saw another soul in the library, perhaps some people just… wished to go to the library alone.
It had a tongue. Maybe she’d slipped on the stairs and smacked her head into the stones. That’d make more sense than this. An endless, filthy stream of curses began flowing through her head, each more vulgar than the next as she gaped at the knocker. ” The skull huffed, its eyes narrowing. “I’m attached to this door. ” It was impossible—it should be impossible. Magic was gone, vanished from the land ten years ago, before it had even been outlawed by the king. “Everything in this world is magic.
Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (The Song of the Shattered Sands, Book 1) by Bradley P. Beaulieu