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By Michael F. Stewart

Each years the phoenix dies.

Samiya, born-into-shadow, is quickly to conflict her born-into-light brother. deserted by means of their mom and dad, neither needs to play the preordained position of beast and hero. whilst their family are taken hostage, they're pressured to persist with the trail specified by delusion, culminating in a conflict first fought six thousand years in the past in historical Cairo. A mythic conflict the place one defeats the opposite and either turn into gods.

To separate from from their fates, Samiya and her brother needs to get to the bottom of a secret twisted by means of cults, greed, and magic. yet delusion is a robust strength and failure to reside as much as it may possibly not just spoil their lives however the lives of those they love most.

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Other shadows darted in close, reached through Reht’s shield and armor, cooled his flesh, diminished his soul. He screamed, and slashed at Lorgan. His enchanted blade bit Lorgan’s shadowy form and sent streamers of deeper darkness boiling away into the air, but Lorgan reached into Reht’s chest and nearly stopped his heart. Reht staggered backward, gasping, his vision blurred. In the distance, he heard the sound of chanting, the Talassans calling upon the power of their god to fight the undead. Reht glanced around, saw men and horses dead and dying all around him.

Some of the other Saerbians nearby overheard Abelar’s words, and uncertain, worried mutters moved through the throng. “Abelar …” Regg began. “Leave it alone, Regg,” Riven said, and the softness in his tone surprised Cale. ” Regg’s face flashed anger but only for a moment before he beat back whatever words he might have said. He started walking. “Come. ” “And I him,” Abelar said, and Cale thought his voice sounded like that of a man who had not slept in a tenday. ” “As it was when you … left. Watchmen guard the perimeter.

He will get no more from me and knows it. Shadows curl around him, around me. His grip loosens. “We are here,” he says, his eyes on me. I nod and he moves away, his expression unreadable. I know his true concern—he fears I may be a danger to Cale and Riven, the Right and Left hands of Mask. He is right to fear, and once more I want to murder him for being right. I close my eyes, put my thumb and forefinger on the bridge of my nose, try to find a focus, peace from the swirl of thoughts. I cannot control my mind.

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