Touch of Power (Healer, Book 1)
Maria V. Snyder
Laying palms upon the injured and death, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and illnesses into herself. yet instead of being commemorated for her abilities, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen geographical regions, leaving the survivors in a nation of chaos.
Stressed and drained from hiding, Avry is kidnapped through a band of rogues who, shockingly, worth her present above the golden bounty provided for her catch. Their chief, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his personal, is unequivocal in his calls for: Avry needs to heal a plague-stricken prince--leader of a crusade opposed to her humans. As they traverse the daunting 9 Mountains, beset by way of mercenaries and magical risks, Avry needs to come to a decision who's worthy therapeutic and what's worthy death for. as the expense of peace may be her life....
Get within. If Kerrick unearths you out right here, I’m a goner.” “All right.” I became to move, yet stopped. “Flea, don’t move.” He iced up. “What?” “Kissing Spider. carry still.” I touched the again of his neck with my hand. i discovered the small quarter among the vertebrae and shot my therapeutic strength into his backbone. He arched again in silent shock prior to collapsing. Catching him, I laid him down. I prepared his limbs so he will be cozy. My belly twisted as I driven a lock of hair.
My middle jolted in attractiveness. It had survived! “It’s locked.” He shook the field and it rattled. “Hold it so i will be able to choose the lock.” “No need.” I dug into my knapsack and withdrew a small silver key. “The field is mine. I’d left it the following whilst I lower back domestic, hoping i'd be again. I’d forgotten approximately it.” “Yet you hold the key.” I shrugged. “Just couldn’t convey myself to throw it away. unusual, I know.” the main healthy, yet starting the lock proved tough. Kerrick.
Too quickly, Kerrick sobered. Belen had lower back to the fireplace. We roused the others and the six people walked to the rocky grave. A small pile of stones sat subsequent to the grave. Hunched over as though the 9 Mountains pressed down on his shoulders, Belen acknowledged a couple of phrases approximately his sister, Sayen. She sounded as candy and difficult as Belen. Then Kerrick improved. He picked a rock from the pile and spoke to Belen earlier than putting the rock at the grave. He became and left. Loren, Quain after which.
Encountering Tohon’s useless squaddies and his dwelling military elevated 100% because we hadn’t visible any of them within the 9 Mountains. After a mile, i noticed Kerrick by no means taught Sepp the way to trip throughout the woods. Dried leaves crunched less than his boots. Twigs snapped. confident the complete Realm heard us, I held my stiletto prepared for a struggle. Sepp additionally didn’t appear frightened approximately being ambushed. the 1st day, he paused round noon and sniffed the air like a bloodhound. I copied.
difficulty back, you’ll be thrown right into a cellphone less than the citadel for 3 weeks. Understand?” not able to manage my ragged respiring, I nodded. He published me and watched as I fumbled to alter. I grew to become my again on him to complete. wintry weather helped me tie the straps. while she moved away, Tohon got here up in the back of me. He touched one of many scars crisscrossing my epidermis. I stiffened. “Is this why you didn’t are looking to put on this gown?” “Yes.” “Who did this to you? Kerrick?” Anger spiked.