Shards of Time (Nightrunner)

By Lynn Flewelling

Acclaimed writer Lynn Flewelling brings her loved Nightrunners sequence to a close—at least for now—with an exciting novel of homicide, secret, and magic.
The governor of the sacred island of Korous and his mistress were killed inside of a locked and protected room. the only real witnesses to the crime—guards who broke down the doorways, listening to the screams from within—have long past mad with terror, babbling approximately ghosts . . . and issues worse than ghosts.
Dispatched to Korous via the queen, grasp spies Alec and Seregil locate all of the pleasure and chance they can want—and extra. For an historic evil has been woke up there, an exceptional energy that may not leisure till it has escaped its otherworldly legal and brought revenge on all that lives. And in basic terms these like Alec—who have died and lower back to life—can step among the worlds and confront the killer . . . no matter if it potential a moment and all too everlasting death.
Praise for Lynn Flewelling’s Casket of Souls
“Full of intrigue and plots upon plots.”RT publication Reviews

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Status one of the lifeless horses back, she took inventory of her state of affairs. She had suffered not anything worse than a couple of bruises within the fall. She had her sword and dagger, and an entire pores and skin of water, including a cloth-wrapped meat pasty and a pair of apples in her saddlebags. And anything else. achieving into her pouch, she came upon the painted message sticks Thero insisted she constantly hold. Taking one out, she snapped it in and waited optimistically for the little sphere of sunshine to seem. It didn’t. thinking about if the stick were broken someway within the fall, she took out one other one and broke it. back, not anything occurred. That left her with simply . After a moment’s attention, she broke a 3rd. nonetheless not anything. no matter what had occurred to the 1st one looked as if it would have occurred to all of them. Saving the final one simply in case, she set approximately amassing what provides she had. It took a few attempt to drag the saddlebags out from below Moonshine, yet she controlled it and gave her trustworthy mount a final pat at the neck. “You carried me via loads, my pal. I can’t think Bilairy took you in the sort of terrible approach. ” Her imaginative and prescient abruptly blurred with stinging tears. She’d chanced on Moonshine on the Cirna horse industry the day she’d met Alec. The stallion had carried her via peace and warfare and peace back, by no means flinching. Wiping her eyes, she studied the sky, attempting to wager east from west. there has been no aspect in last right here one of the lifeless. determining what she was hoping used to be the way in which again to camp, she set out around the dry, asymmetric simple. It was once tough jogging and prior to lengthy she used to be drained and thirsty. She stopped to drink and devour an apple, then persisted on. It used to be very unlikely to inform the hour the following. She rested whilst she used to be drained, drank sparingly whilst she used to be thirsty, and ate small parts to make the nutrition final. evening was once falling while she stumbled on a deeply rutted highway fringed with dry grass. within the distance she proposal she might listen the river, notwithstanding it was once getting too darkish to work out that a ways. With simply the far-off dashing sound to lead her, she trigger alongside the line. She was once thirsty and hungry back, yet used to be all the way down to her final apple and somewhat the pasty. Resisting the urge to complete them off, she sipped from her slack waterskin and saved going. She hadn’t long past a long way while she observed a tiny aspect of sunshine sooner than her, bobbing like a firefly. Hurrying towards it, she quickly made out that it was once a lantern. “Hello? ” she known as out, breaking right into a run. “Please, i want aid! ” the sunshine stopped relocating and Klia quickly won on it, ultimately making out the shape of a girl sporting a basket below one arm, together with her lantern swinging from a quick hyperlink pole over her shoulder. “Who’s that? ” the lady known as out in seriously accented Plenimaran, elevating her gentle. “I suggest you no harm,” Klia referred to as breathlessly within the similar tongue, preventing a couple of yards away in order to not scare the lady. “I’m misplaced. Please, are you able to aid me? ” the girl positioned her basket down and raised the hyperlink pole in Klia’s path so that they might take inventory of one another.

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