Shadow Magic (The Lyra Novels)

By Patricia C. Wrede

In the magic woods of Lyra, a noblewoman struggles to flee from a faceless man

Trouble is brewing in Alkyra. whereas the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an historic enemy, the Lithmern, increases a military. because the head of the Noble residence of Brenn makes an attempt to prepare an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her 20th birthday. She is a impressive girl: quick-witted, appealing, and convenient with a throwing knife. yet at the subsequent evening, she passes via a gloomy hall on her technique to the ceremonial dinner corridor, and not emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have abducted the princess.
When Alethia regains attention, an evil Lithmern with a face made up of shadows is wearing her during the woodland. those are magic woods, domestic to fabled creatures whose life she has continually doubted. to discover her means domestic, Alethia must discover ways to belief within the previous stories, whose legends of magic and bold carry the one desire of saving her kingdom.

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Yes,” acknowledged Rialla. “What is the purpose of that? ” “There is a manner into the Wyrwood from the west,” Maurin stated. “You recognize greater than those that dwell there, of course,” the Shee common stated ironically. The Wyrds exchanged glances, and Grathwol stated, “Many issues are attainable. i'd listen what he has to claim. ” “Thank you,” Maurin stated. He seemed round the desk. “There is, or used to be, a go through the mountains to the north of Brenn. It used to be utilized by occasional investors within the days while there has been trade among males and the Shee, that is how i do know of it. The Lithmern could plan to take advantage of it. ” The Shee normal snorted his disbelief, yet Grathwol regarded considerate. “Coldwell Pass—I have heard of it. yet was once it now not blocked some time past? And could the Lithmern recognize of it? ” “I don't know no matter if it used to be blocked,” Maurin acknowledged. “But it could actually were cleared on account that then. How else may the Lithmern have meant to take Alethia to Mog Ograth? ” The Wyrd nodded thoughtfully and relapsed into silence. Bracor checked out Rialla. “This places a extra critical gentle in your details. Are there to any extent further information than you will have informed us already? ” “The armies have been to fulfill in one other month,” Rialla stated. “The squaddies stumbled on it unusual that their leaders searched for the town to fall inside so brief a time, yet hypothesis is frowned upon within the Lithmern military. ” “Obviously they anticipated to deliver the Shadow-born to take Brenn,” Herre stated. “The troops have been to melt town up first, and to occupy it as soon as it had fallen. ” “Unless Alethia’s get away pressured the Lithmern to maneuver up their attack,” stated Maurin. “That is possible,” Herre acknowledged, contemplating. “Why, it's greater than attainable, it's most likely! ” broke in a single of the General’s aides. “Drashek is the Lithmern urban closest to Alkyra, and it truly is 5 days shuttle from Drashek to Brenn. 5 days after Alethia met the Wyrds, Brenn used to be attacked. What different cause may possibly there be? ” “What will they do now, do you think that? ” Bracor inquired. “With this a part of their military long gone, the Lithmern should carry the remaining from the west,” Herre acknowledged. “They may have different difficulties to boot; i believe the Lithmern sorcerers will quickly lose keep watch over over the Shadow-born, if certainly they've got now not already performed so. The Shadow-born will take time to ensure in their carry on Lithra and to return to superior strength, after which they are going to come again to assault Alkyra. ” “How lengthy? ” stated Gahlon voicing the query in everyone’s brain. “I can in basic terms guess,” stated Herre. “But quickly; a month, probably . ” “This time we will be ready! ” Armin acknowledged. “When they succeed in Brenn they're going to locate extra ready than they anticipate. ” “Why look forward to them to arrive Brenn? ” requested Maurin. Silence greeted this unforeseen remark. Then Bracor leaned ahead, his eyes alight. “Coldwell move? ” he requested. Maurin nodded, and Bracor sat again and laughed. “Of direction! it's the final thing they're going to count on; with good fortune we may perhaps do them nice harm, and on the worst we will be able to retreat and check out to carry them in different places. ” The others regarded questioned, and Bracor laughed back.

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