Reckoning (The Empyrean Chronicle Book 1)
AN EPIC SWORDS AND SORCERY fable sequence that may continue YOU UP a ways prior YOUR BEDTIME
A retired Marshal hiding out as a whiskey distiller. A princess. An murderer. A viscount enjoying at sorcery. A magic sword, and an historical curse. It has all of the makings of 1 of Elias Duana's dime-store novels. purely this can be no bedtime story.
It all starts while Viscount Roderick Macallister makes an unannounced stopover at to Elias Duana's dwelling house with a proposal to buy his ancestral land. Elias turns Macallister away, yet little does he comprehend that his refusal to promote will thrust himself into the midst of a centuries-long feud among royal dynasties and exhibit his personal family's mysterious past.
On a regimen day out Elias is ambushed by means of scimitar-wielding, magic-slinging highwaymen. Elias escapes together with his lifestyles, notwithstanding he's wounded. It does not take a lot mind's eye on Elias's half to finish that the boys who attacked him have been no mere bandits. regardless of the day-old arrow wound in his shoulder Elias embarks on a undertaking to guard his land and kinfolk and produce his would-be killers to justice.
Elias is familiar with that his father used to be a Marshal, an arbiter of the queen's justice, notwithstanding Padraic Duana used to be continually tight-lipped approximately his earlier in carrier to the queen. What Elias does not comprehend is that his father carried not just a magic sword, but additionally the secrets and techniques of his kingdom. secrets and techniques that an arcane sect named the Scarlet Hand is greater than a bit drawn to. secrets and techniques concerning a long-forgotten curse and a banished condominium shrouded in darkish magic, and in mystery.
As Elias stumbles upon one clue after one other, even though, the homesteader grew to become rogue lawman discovers that way over his small nook of the realm hangs at the precipice of wreck, for the Scarlet Hand has designs at the throne itself. With the Hand quickly on his path, Elias races towards Peidra, the capital of Galacia, to warn the queen of the upcoming chance to the crown, figuring out complete good that the security of either his kinfolk and all of the realm is in his hands.
Still, the rogue Marshal unearths assist in unforeseen areas as he joins forces with a razor-tongued princess that's whatever yet right, his medical-school-dropout sister, an elderly secret agent grew to become state healthcare professional, and a horse named Comet. jointly, this not going band of heroes is all that stands among the fist of the Scarlet Hand and the destruction of the area, if now not all of the countries of Agia.
Time and the magic that introduced you again has left you hideously scarred and twisted like a gargoyle from the pit.” Sarad screamed an inarticulate curse and thrust a hand ahead. A ragged spear of black power burst from him. Talinus were ready for the outburst and erected a refined defend ahead of him to redirect the strength clear of him, however the strength of the blow repelled him, launching him around the room and into the wall. Talinus appeared up from the ground. “You enable him break out in order that in.
And anticipate a chance while she might trap them unawares in order that she may perhaps scouse borrow Elias away while he used to be tied to model. i will assist you defeat them. Danica began and spun round at the balls of her ft because the whisper of a voice tickled the nape of her neck. In her haste she misplaced her stability and fell from her crouch and onto her abdominal. The trees rustled and her belly dropped. She lifted her head a hair and appeared down the hillock on the Hand. The black cloaked figures seemed towards her,.
attempted to recollect every little thing his father had taught him, yet there has been just too a lot. He knew that he must belief in his instincts and desire that he had realized his classes good. just like the morning ahead of an incredible examination on the schoolhouse, pouring over final minute notes did little reliable. One needed to give up to the very fact via that past due hour that they both knew the fabric or didn't. as a substitute Elias sought the void and surrendered to the quiet center of him that he discovered there. “Those.
Southern duchies. whereas a good a part of the gentry grew to become their noses up firstly, after a couple of drams of knoll whiskey even the haughtiest courtiers from condo Oberon started to dance and faucet their toes, excepting Oberon himself, who sat by myself in his cups. Elias, for his half, felt content material, yet his was once a happiness that slept with unhappiness. His center nonetheless cracked for his father, and yearned for Asa, but he came across delight within the wisdom that they have been at peace as, in the end, was once he. even though.
Shoulders. “HA!” he cried back and the area blurred approximately him. Bryn glowed as she watched Elias and the wine-colored mount vanish into the horizon. Lar and Danica hooted, whereas Phinneas shook his head to himself, a large grin splitting his face. Bryn eyed Oberon cooly. “What used to be that you simply acknowledged approximately Marshal incantations?” † Elias waited together with his partners, keep Bryn, in his appointed rooms. He had now not anticipated such beneficiant lodgings, provided with either a bedchamber and a sitting room.