A Play of Shadow (Night's Edge, Book 2) by Julie E. Czerneda

By Julie E. Czerneda

What may you chance for family?

In the second one installment of Night's side, Bannan Larmensu, the truthseer who received Jenn Nalynn's middle, learns his brother-in-law was once despatched as a peace envoy to Channen, capitol of the mysterious area of Mellynne, and has disappeared. while Bannan's younger nephews arrive in Marrowdell, he fears the worst, that his sister, the fiery Lila, has long past looking for her husband, leaving her sons in his care.

The legislation forbids Bannan from leaving Marrowdell and traveling to Mellynne to aid his sister. during this global. As a turn-born, Jenn Nalynn has the ability to move into the mystical realm of the Verge, and take Bannan along with her. as soon as there, they can have the opportunity into Mellynne.

If they live to tell the tale. The Verge is wild and lethal, alive with unusual magic. Dragons roar and kruar wait in ambush, and the strong turn-born who deal with their global don't deal with Jenn Nalynn.

She's keen to aim. Wisp and Scourge — and the home toads — provide their help.

But what none of them understand is that magic is rife in Channen, magic that flows from the Verge itself. and never even a turn-born could be secure there.

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There were twenty-two people Boneshaker 31 • • • • • • • • • • • • inside those cells, and Maynard saved them, every last one. ” Three Briar Wilkes closed the door behind the biographer. She leaned her forehead against it for a moment and walked away, back to the fire. She warmed her hands there, collected her boots, and began to unbutton her shirt and loosen the support cinch that held it close against her body. Down the hall she passed the doors to her father’s room and her son’s room. Both doors may as well have been nailed shut for all she ever opened them.

They valued their independence, and wore it as a sign of maturity; and if she thought about it that way, then her son was a lucky fellow indeed. A bump and a fumble rattled the front door. Briar jumped, and closed the bedroom door, and walked quickly down the hall. ” She felt silly for asking, but it was as good a greeting as any. ” “I’m home,” he hollered. ” Cherie Priest 34 • • • • • • • • • • • • “I’ll be out in a second,” she told him. More like a minute later she emerged wearing something that smelled less like industrial lubri­ cant and coal dust.

She already knew he wasn’t home. It wasn’t just the darkness, either; it was the way the home felt empty. It felt quiet in a way that couldn’t include a boy closed away in his bedroom. ” The silence was unbearable, and Briar didn’t know why. She’d come home to an empty house many times before, and it’d never made her nervous. Cherie Priest 48 • • • • • • • • • • • • Her good mood evaporated. The lantern’s light swept the interior. Details crept into the glow. It wasn’t her imagination. Something was wrong.

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