By Ari Marmell
Corvis Rebaine, the fear of the East, a guy as quickly with a quip as he's with a blade, returns during this hugely expected sequel to Ari Marmell’s acclaimed The Conqueror’s Shadow, a debut hailed for its clean tackle darkish fable and marvelous flashes of sharp, sarcastic wit. Now Marmell increases the stakes in a narrative that has all of the humor and pleasure of its predecessor, plus a terrifying new villain so evil that he might be a fit for Rebaine himself.
For let’s no longer fail to remember how Corvis Rebaine got here via the captivating nickname “Terror of the East.” definitely nobody else has forgotten. Corvis Rebaine is not any hero. In his trademark swimsuit of black armor and skull-like helm, armed with a demon-forged awl, answerable for a demonic slave, and with allies that come with a bloodthirsty ogre, Rebaine has two times introduced dying and destruction to Imphallion in pursuit of a higher, extra equitable and simply society. If he needed to kill numerous innocents so that it will in achieving that dream, so be it.
At least that was once the previous Rebaine. prior to he slew the mad warlord Audriss. sooner than he banished the demon Khanda. sooner than he misplaced his spouse and kids, who couldn't forgive or disregard his violent crimes. Now, years later, Rebaine lives in a far off urban, below a fake identify, a member of 1 of the Guilds he despises, attempting to in attaining switch nonviolently, from in the energy structure.
now not even if the neighboring kingdom of Cephira invades Imphallion and the bickering Guilds end up not able to reply does Rebaine go back to his outdated conduct of slaughter. yet another individual does. anyone donning Rebaine’s black armor and bearing what seems to be his awl. an individual who's, if something, even much less cautious of human lifestyles than Rebaine was.
Now Baron Jassion, Rebaine’s previous nemesis, is searching him once again, aided by way of a mysterious sorcerer named Kaleb, whose powers and secrets and techniques make him a extra harmful enemy than Rebaine has ever identified. Even worse, accompanying them is a tender girl who hates Corvis Rebaine probably greater than someone else: his personal daughter, Mellorin. unexpectedly Rebaine turns out to haven't any selection. To transparent his identify, to guard his nation, and to reconcile together with his relatives, needs to he once more turn into the phobia of the East?
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Corvis Rebaine, the fear of the East, a guy as fast with a quip as he's with a blade, returns during this hugely expected sequel to Ari Marmell’s acclaimed The Conqueror’s Shadow, a debut hailed for its fresh tackle darkish myth and brilliant flashes of sharp, sarcastic wit. Now Marmell increases the stakes in a narrative that has all of the humor and pleasure of its predecessor, plus a terrifying new villain so evil that he may be a fit for Rebaine himself.
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Very well. ” In the presence of the elder knight, she was too much the diplomat to grin. Scattered around the edges of the courtyard, and framing every doorway, stood marble nudes that were either exquisite replicas of Imphallion’s classical style, or just perhaps actually dated back to lost antiquity. Impossibly beautiful women reached with beckoning hands, overly muscled men clasped leaf-bladed swords, and all watched the newcomers with empty stone eyes. A few of the statues were not standing at all but lounged supine, draped across the edges of the stairs, leaving just enough room between them to approach the inner keep’s doors.
His saltand-pepper beard was clearly visible, for he carried his red-plumed helm beneath one arm. “None may enter Castle Braetlyn under arms,” he announced, his voice calm but loud enough to carry over the constant song of the sea. ” one of the armored horsemen snapped. “We’re here to see—” “I know who you’re here to see,” the knight replied, offering the mounted soldier a withering glance before returning his attention to the carriage. “There’s only one person here to see. ” The carriage door drifted open, allowing a sharp, commanding voice to emerge from within.
She swept toward one of several chairs, gown swirling like a mist around her. “Oh, just Cerris, please,” he said, sitting opposite her. Then, “I do apologize for just dropping by like this, my lady. ” “Are we indeed? ” Irrial’s jaw went slack. “Danrien sold? ” Cerris nodded. “I can’t believe it. That old coo—ah, that dear old man,” she corrected, recovering her manners through her shock, “ate, slept, and breathed commerce. ” Her brow furrowed. “To hear Rannert tell it, you’re not exactly the most diplomatic individual.
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