City of Swords (Rogue Angel, Book 39)

By Alex Archer, Jean Rabe

In Charlemagne's footsteps, a guy who will be Holy Emperor…

It was once the type of web posting sure to allure the eye of the yankee cable television convey Chasing History's Monsters: "Dog-headed males sighted by means of travelers in Avignon." attracted to France to discover the parable of Saint Christopher and the cynocephalus, or the dog-headed, archaeologist and tv host Annja Creed reveals herself time and again and inexplicably exact via vicious mercenaries. Her top protection is to track this brutal violence again to its resource, which she quickly discovers to be a millionaire and self-professed descendant of King Charlemagne.

Caught up in a romantic and ruthless sixth-century international, the guy is confident that if he collects mankind's most useful and holy swords, he can satisfy his medieval ancestor's failed objective to construct the town of God. And he's stealing the important relics one after the other to arm his modern day paladins. Now he has his eye on a truly distinctive sword—Annja's.

And he'll need to kill her to get it.

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She ran back, having gotten her bearings. The alley the place the condo motor vehicle were parked was once lower than a block away. Sarah lower towards it, darting from tree to tree after which rushing throughout an intersection, clear of the museum. lighting performed around the palatial constitution, revealing humans milling at the steps. She clung to the constructions in this aspect of the road, slipping less than awnings and pausing in crevices to monitor the scene. The sirens had stopped, yet there have been much more lighting, a police van. there have been gawkers out in the street, too. the place had they arrive from? residences? Bars? Didn’t topic; she needed to get out of right here prior to they seemed down this block. within the alley, she felt a bit larger. It wasn’t as darkish as whilst they’d parked right here. The lighting fixtures from the museum stretched to the ends of the alley. Sarah attempted to calm down... yet failed. She attempted to not less than breathe slower, and controlled that. She stumbled towards the spot the place Ulrich had left the automobile. It was once long past. Sarah held the sword even tighter opposed to her and wedged herself right into a slim area among constructions. may possibly a paladin cry? What used to be she going to do? Her handbag, passport, airline price ticket, switch of clothes... all that was once within the motor vehicle with Ulrich and Crescendo. What the hell was once she going to do? The tears got here not easy and her shoulders shook. She heard voices, yet they have been from a superb distance away, humans calling to each other. now not the voices in her head; they’d long past silent. hearing the far away voices gave her anything to do, whatever to occupy herself so she wouldn’t take into consideration felony. It was once police or defense guards speaking. “Dieb. ” Thief. She admitted she was once that... yet for a righteous reason. “Schatz. ” Treasure. Did they even comprehend what used to be taken but? She doubted that. They most likely wouldn’t determine simply what used to be long past till the museum employees got here in to have a look. “Frau. ” lady. somebody had gotten a glance at her. “Judendiche. ” formative years. teen. They hadn’t gotten a very good glance. Sarah had to pee. She clamped her legs jointly and regarded up, hoping for a few divine intervention to this obstacle. “Get in. ” She yipped in shock. Ulrich had introduced the automobile again with its lighting fixtures off, pulling in so quietly that she hadn’t heard it coming. Get in. Get in. Get in. Dr. Lawton stated Joan of Arc had heard voices. might be Sarah might be like Joan. Dr. Lawton was once like Charlemagne, Archard like Roland. She will be— “Get in now,” Ulrich snapped. Sarah slid into the backseat subsequent to Crescendo. “I came upon my sword,” she instructed them. “Ulrich, Crescendo, meet Tiew. It by no means left Attila’s facet, and now it won’t go away mine. ” “Oh, convinced, it will,” Ulrich acknowledged as he exited the alley and pointed the auto clear of the museum and the meeting of police automobiles. “Tiew can be rigorously packed away within the stomach of our chartered airplane earlier than hour of darkness. ” He acknowledged whatever else, yet Sarah wasn’t listening. She used to be brooding about what outfit she might put on whilst Dr. Lawton provided her and Tiew to the opposite paladins. probably she’d exit and purchase whatever new. Her take from the money field of the Buddhist book place was once burning a gap in her pocket.

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