By J. V. Jones
At fort Harvell demented Prince Kylock grabs the reins of energy and hate by way of murdering his father. Harvell's younger refugees are torn aside through the storms of war:
Headstrong younger Melliandra is captured by means of brutal slavers and Jack, whose wild strength works miracles, falls prey to a smuggler's mendacity charms and a woman's seductive schemes. in the meantime, within the far away stronghold of Bren, Kylock's betrothed, attractive, mad Catherine, dabbles with darkest sorceries.
A knight's shattered future is ready to steer from death-sport pits to the blood-strewn production of an empire--and a wondrous epic of grandeur and magic continues...
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With an immense amount of physical concentration, he lowered Lori's postcard to the coffee table as if it were easy. He could tell Sophie didn't believe him, so he forced a smile. "I'm good," he said, a little more aggressively than he'd meant. "Okay," she said. " 2 Owen dressed quickly in the clothes he'd left in the bathroom cubby, and looked up Chapel Lake again, this time for a map. The town and lake went by the same name, both nestled in a patch of forest along with hundreds of other small lakes—called the Kawartha Lakes or, simply, the Kawarthas—crisscrossed by provincial highways, communities, and country roads in Peterborough County, a little over two hours' drive northeast of Toronto.
The farther he got from home, the more he focused on the act of driving itself, the better he began to feel. A few times, he thought of Lori, he pictured her in the roadside shops rifling through moccasins and dreamcatchers and cheap sunglasses, wondering if she had stopped and gotten out at the Peterborough Lift Locks or Burleigh Falls (he hadn't himself, had only marveled at them as he drove by). He imagined her, but didn't see her: there were no more hallucinations of Lori in her damp white gown, mouthing words he couldn't hear.
Another heavy drop, not the hollow plink of water on enameled steel but the large plunk! of water into a tub already full of it. The plug must have fallen in and lodged itself in the drain. But the shower curtain was drawn. He'd left it open this morning, and he'd been the last to shower, he was sure of that much. Maybe his mother had drawn it closed before they'd left for the funeral. It seemed like something she might do. A shadow moved behind the clear frosted vinyl of the shower curtain. He saw only its dark, gauzy reflection, and he froze, his heart beginning to hammer.
A Man Betrayed (Book of Words, Book 2) by J. V. Jones