By J. V. Jones
"Wonderful . . . J.V. Jones is a amazing writer." So says Robert Jordan, the writer of The Wheel of Time epic delusion sequence. And Jones lives as much as that compliment within the hugely charged epic experience of Ash March and Raif Sevrance, outcasts whose fates are entwined by means of destiny and through want, within the chilly, darkish global that threatens to be torn asunder by way of a warfare to finish all wars. they're yet of many that struggle the scary Endlords, yet either Ash and Raif are unique in distinct ways in which isolate them, but which additionally permit them to accomplish heroic acts that may store their world.Raif, wrongly accused and bring to an end from his extended family by means of the treachery in their new headsman, has a expertise for killing that's a part of his curse and his burden. yet he bears one other burden of higher weight. Ash is a sacred warrior to the Sull, an old race whose numbers have declined.Raised as a foundling, she by no means knew her precise history, she needs to discover ways to settle for the bad presents of her heritage.But as Ash learns extra of her higher destiny, Raif's job looms darkish and determined, for he needs to trip during the nightmare realm of the wish, a spot the place even the Sull now worry to tread. For deep in the wish is the castle of gray Ice, and there he needs to heal the breach within the Blindwall that already threatens the area. may still he fail, now not even Ash's powers can retailer them...
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Vaylo snorted air. He had nothing but contempt for a man who had a chance but failed to seize it. "And on the other side you have Robbie Dhoone," Angus continued. " Vaylo pushed himself off from the wall with force. " Angus' voice was strangely light. "Then again, perhaps you have better intelligence than I. " They both knew who was master of secrets here. "Robbie Dhoone has the golden hair and fair eyes of the Dhoone kings, and he knows how to cut a figure with them. They say he's born to the sword, but the weapon he draws in battle is the great ax, much loved of the old kings.
He could barely hide his relief when the old man came to a halt by the leeward edge of a frost boil. Raif clambered up the slope to reach him. "Turn around, Clansman. " It took Raif a moment to realize that the Listener had spoken in Common Tongue. How could this be? What had happened to the old man who had not understood a word he'd said the other night, and needed Ark Veinsplitter as a translator? Seeing Raif's surprise, the Listener's eyes glinted with satisfaction. " Something hard and ancient shifted behind the Listener's eyes, and Raif knew he had been told a truth worth remembering.
The Dog Lord shook his grizzled head, feeling the weight of his braids at his back. He wasn't one for wonder, and could recall having felt it only twice in his life. The first time was at Cedarlode, when the mist parted before him to reveal the mounted might of the Sull. The second was here, in this tomb. The air was dry and it moved strangely in the lungs. Vaylo could taste the age of it. It made him feel young and unimportant, a fish inside a whale. There before him, dominating the center of the space, stood the stone table that Jamie Roy had brought across the mountains during the Great Settlement.