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Still faraway from domestic after escaping slavery within the icebound land of Skandia, younger Will and Evanlyn's plans to come to Araluen are spoiled whilst Evanlyn is taken captive. notwithstanding nonetheless susceptible, Will employs his Ranger education to find his good friend yet quickly reveals himself fatally outnumbered. Will is sure loss of life is shut to hand, until eventually Halt and Horace make a bold last-minute rescue. yet their reunion is minimize brief by way of the frightening discovery that Skandia's borders were breached by way of the Temujai military - and Araluen is subsequent of their points of interest. purely an not going union can store the 2 kingdoms, yet can it carry lengthy sufficient to conquer a ruthless new enemy?
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Comparable goal. place . Draw…” He heard the scrape of arrows opposed to bows because the males drew again their correct arms until eventually the feathered ends of the shafts have been simply touching their cheeks. “Shoot! ” one other volley hissed away on the tangle of guys and horses. Already, Will used to be yelling for his males to reload. of their haste, a few of them fumbled, shedding the arrows as they attempted to nock them. properly, Evanlyn determined to not wait until eventually they'd recovered. “Ready! ” she known as. “Same goal. place . Draw…” they'd the diversity and the path now and the Temujai troop used to be stalled, stuck within the one spot, wasting their most precious protection—their mobility. “Shoot! ” yelled Will, now not being concerned that his voice cracked with pleasure, and a 3rd volley used to be on its approach. “Shields! ” bellowed Horace, shoving his personal protect ahead to hide himself and his good friend. He had noticeable that many of the different Ulans had eventually spotted what was once taking place and have been using to come fireplace. a couple of seconds later, he felt the drumming of arrows opposed to the protect, heard the rattle as they struck different shields alongside the road of archers. there has been no manner that the Temujai may ship a squad with sabers in towards the archers. Halt had put Will and his males to at least one facet and at the back of the Skandian major defensive position. to arrive them, the Temujai must struggle their approach in the course of the Skandian axmen. The troop that may had engaged had taken 3 rigorously aimed volleys—nearly 300 arrows—in quickly succession. slightly ten males of the unique Ulan remained alive. The our bodies of the others littered the floor. Their riderless horses have been galloping away, neighing in panic. Now, because the different riders wheeled away towards their very own strains, Will observed an additional chance. one other Ulans have been using in shut proximity and nonetheless good inside of variety. “Shields down,” he stated to Horace, and the warrior handed the message alongside. “Target: correct entrance. And a half…Position three…draw…” back, he made himself wait, to ensure. “Shoot! ” The arrows, darkish opposed to the fresh blue of the sky, arced after the taking flight cavalry. “Shields! ” Horace known as because the arrows struck domestic and one other dozen or so Temujai tumbled from their saddles. at the back of the safeguard of the large, oblong guard, he and may exchanged grins. “I imagine that went fairly well,” acknowledged the apprentice Ranger. “I imagine it went very well certainly! ” the apprentice warrior agreed with him. “Ready! ” known as Evanlyn once again, her gaze mounted at the archers as they geared up arrows to their bowstrings. the decision reminded Will, a bit belatedly, that she had no means of understanding how profitable their first motion have been. “Stand down! ” Will referred to as. there has been no element maintaining the boys tensed up whereas the Temujai have been re-forming. He gestured to Evanlyn. “Come on up and spot the results,” he instructed her. 34 IT TOOK a number of mins FOR THE TEMUJAI COMMANDER to gain that anything had long gone badly wrong—for the second one time. there has been a niche in his line because the riders lower back, he discovered. Then, as he solid his look over the battlefield, he observed the tangled our bodies of fellows and horses and frowned.