The River Kings' Road: A Novel of Ithelas

The River Kings' Road: A Novel of Ithelas

Liane Merciel

A exciting new voice in delusion makes an unforgettable debut with this "intriguingly twisted story of treachery and magic" (New York instances bestselling writer L. E. Modesitt, Jr.). Liane Merciel’s The River Kings’ highway takes us to a global of sour enmity among kingdoms, divided loyalties among comrades, and an insidious magic that destroys every little thing it touches. . . .

The wounded maidservant thrust the knotted blankets at him; instinctively, Brys improved and stuck the package sooner than it fell. Then he glimpsed what lay inside of and approximately dropped it himself.

There used to be a toddler within the blankets. a toddler with a tear-swollen face purple and around as a midsummer plum. a toddler he knew, even with out seeing the lacquered medallion tucked into the swaddling—a medallion a long way too heavy, on a series a long way too chilly for an little one who had now not but visible a 12 months.
A fragile interval of peace among the ceaselessly warring kingdoms of Oakharn and Langmyr is shattered whilst a shock bloodbath fueled through bloodmagic ravages the Langmyrne border village of Willowfield, killing its inhabitants—including a vacationing Oakharne lord and his family—and forsaking a scene so grisly that even the carrion eaters steer clear of its desecrated earth. however the lifeless lord’s child inheritor has survived the carnage—a discovery that entwines the destinies of Brys Tarnell, a mercenary who rescues the helpless and in poor health babe, and who enlists a Langmyr peasant, a tender mom herself, to nourish and nurture the kid of her enemies as they shuttle a depressing, perilous street . . . Odosse, the peasant girl whose in basic terms guns are wit, braveness, and her fierce maternal love—and who hazards every thing she holds pricey to guard her new cost . . . Sir Kelland, a divinely blessed Knight of the solar, referred to as upon to unmask the architects in the back of the slaughter and circumvent conflict among ancestral enemies . . . Bitharn, Kelland’s significant other on his trip, who conceals her lifelong love for the Knight in the back of her wonderful archery skills—and whose emotions may possibly eventually be Kelland’s undoing . . . and Leferic, an Oakharne Lord’s sour youngest son, whose darkish objectives gasoline the main bad acts of violence. As one infant’s lifestyles hangs within the stability, so too does the destiny of hundreds of thousands, whereas deep within the wooded area, a Maimed Witch practices an evil bloodmagic which may doom all of them. . . .

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