By Cinda Williams Chima
Times are difficult within the mountain urban of Fellsmarch. Reformed thief Han Alister will do virtually whatever to eke out a residing for himself, his mom, and his sister Mari. mockingly, the only factor of worth he has is anything he can’t sell. for so long as Han can take note, he’s worn thick silver cuffs engraved with runes. They’re in actual fact magickedas he grows, they develop, and he’s by no means been capable of get them off.
While out searching in the future, Han and his extended family buddy, Dancer capture 3 younger wizards surroundings fireplace to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. After a disagreement, 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 realm a millennium ago. With a paranormal piece that strong at stake, Han is familiar with 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 back to court docket after three years of relative freedom together with her father’s relations at Demonai camp driving, searching, and dealing the recognized extended family markets. Although Raisa becomes eligible for marriage after her 16th name-day, she isn't expecting buying and selling in her logic and new abilities 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 stored the realm. however it sounds 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 geographical regions will tremble while the lives of Han and Raisa collide in this wonderful new page-turner from bestselling writer Cinda Williams Chima.
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Sorry I’m past due. ” Mam blinked at him, faded as parchment, her hand flying to her throat as though she’d obvious a ghost. “W-where ...? ” “I slept over at Marisa Pines,” Han defined. “And then I bumped into a few hassle at the manner domestic. yet I introduced supper. ” He mutely held out the serviette with the rest red meat pies. An supplying. Crossing the distance among them, she struck the serviette out of his hand. “You introduced supper? That’s it? You disappear for 3 days and I’m out of my head with fear, and also you introduced supper? ” Her voice used to be emerging, and Han waved his palms, attempting to shush her. They didn’t have to rouse the owner, who lived round the corner, and remind him they hadn’t paid their hire. She got here ahead, and he retreated until eventually he was once up opposed to the fireside. She thrust an accusing finger into his face. “You’ve been combating back. Haven’t you? What have I informed you? ” “No,” he acknowledged unconvincingly, shaking his head. “I’m simply ... I stumbled over a lessen and fell flat on my face on the street. ” “You should still placed a chilly rag on it,” Mari stated from the shelter of her mattress. Her voice quavered, love it did while she was once disappointed. “Mam, you usually say that takes the swelling down. ” Han glanced over at Mari, wishing he and Mam may possibly take their struggle in different places. but if you reside in a single room over a strong, there’s nowhere to head. “Who used to be it this time? ” Mam demanded. “The gangs or the safeguard? Or did you choose one too many wallet? ” “I an’t lifting handbags anymore,” Han protested, stung. “Nor diving wallet, neither. I wouldn’t—” “You acknowledged you have been going after crops for the Flatlander Market,” Mam stated. “Did you even pass up on Hanalea? Or have been you out working the streets the complete time? ” “I went up on Hanalea,” Han stated, suffering to manage his mood. “Me and Dancer spent all day amassing herbs at the mountain. ” Mam eyed him narrowly, then prolonged her hand. “You must have a few funds for me, then. ” Han considered his handbag, now in Shiv’s ownership. He nonetheless had Lucius’s funds, but—like he stored saying—he wasn’t a thief. He swallowed not easy, taking a look down on the flooring. “I don’t have any money,” he acknowledged. “It acquired taken from me in Southbridge. ” Mam’s breath hissed out, like he’d proven all her worst fears. “You’re cursed, Hanson Alister, and you’ll come to a foul end,” she stated. “It’s no ask yourself you’re in hassle whilst you’re out at the streets all day lengthy. in case you run with highway gangs, thieving and robbing . . . ” “I’m now not with the Raggers anymore,” Han interrupted. “I promised you again within the fall. ” Mam plowed on as though he hadn’t spoken. “When you are taking up with ill-favored kinds like Lucius Frowsley. We can be terrible, yet at the very least we’ve continually been sincere. ” anything broke unfastened within Han, and whilst he opened his mouth the phrases got here spilling out. “We’re sincere? good, sincere won’t fill our bellies. sincere doesn’t pay the hire. It’s been me assisting us for the previous yr, and it’s much tougher with no slide-hand. Be my visitor in the event you imagine you could preserve us out of debtor’s criminal taking in washing and deciding upon rags.