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 within 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 by means of the queen, grasp spies Alec and Seregil locate all of the pleasure and threat they can want—and extra. For an old evil has been woke up there, an exceptional energy that won't relaxation till it has escaped its otherworldly legal and brought revenge on all that lives. And merely these like Alec—who have died and back to life—can step among the worlds and confront the killer . . . whether it ability 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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Inform me how your urban is faring,” Klia stated to the mayor as they dined at the neighborhood spring lamb and blue-tail grouse filled with ewe’s-milk cheese and figs. “Well sufficient, Your Highness,” he spoke back. “Governor Toneus was once a good guy, and an excellent one. ” “How did he evaluate with the Plenimaran governor? ” requested Thero. “General Rugo left us quite often to our personal units, as long as we paid our taxes and not anyone made hassle. ” “His spouse was once the soul of charity,” Loena extra. “She observed that the negative have been fed, and arranged a health facility on the town while a bout of plague swept via. and she or he introduced in a true healthcare professional, expensive health professional Kordira. ” “A Plenimaran? ” requested Alec. “Yes, and she’s a good girl, despite the place she got here from. She observed our youngest via milk fever final spring. ” She smiled at Mika. “You glance approximately his age. might be you could come to play. ” Mika’s mouth used to be complete, yet he nodded courteously. “Tell me, Your Highness, even if you fought the Plenimarans, didn’t you presently after which meet a very good one? ” requested Hasen. “There’s goodness to be present in all places,” Klia answered. “Many in their officials have been males of significant honor at the battlefield. ” “I spotted a few former slaves on the waterfront,” stated Alec. “Were there many right here throughout the career? ” “Oh, yes,” the mayor responded, as though he’d been requested concerning the climate. “Shameful, the best way a few of them have been taken care of, yet lots of the masters have been type. ” Alec’s intestine tightened; he’d skilled such “kindness” for himself, and so had Seregil. As he used to be trying to find a reaction that wouldn’t be totally impolite, Seregil set his cup apart and leaned ahead in his chair. “All kindness is going out the window for those who positioned a steel collar round the neck of someone else. these bad damaged souls with the scars of bondage nonetheless displaying didn’t glance as though they’d been beaten with kindness. ” The mayor blinked in shock. “I intended no offense, Baron. i used to be purely announcing that a few taken care of their slaves larger than others. definitely that counts for anything? ” “No, it doesn’t. ” there has been an uncomfortable pause, then Micum stated, “The Plenimarans are quite brutal with Aurënfaie, so Baron Seregil feels very strongly in regards to the topic. ” “Ah, in fact. ” “Forgive me,” Seregil stated, all gracious apology now. “I didn’t suggest to damage anyone’s urge for food. woman Zella, I’m so much concerned with the oracle website. I comprehend Governor Toneus was once within the technique of restoring it, besides Menosi. ” “Only the façade was once comprehensive, I’m afraid. The precinct was once so overgrown he needed to hire a diviner to discover it. the inner of it really is really a chain of 3 caves. The tunnels resulting in the interior ones have been blocked. The workmen had simply gotten all of them cleared a couple of days ahead of Toneus died. ” She sighed. “At least he lived lengthy sufficient to determine the wonders there. They’re very attractive. After the deaths, the workmen wouldn’t remain there or at Menosi, so all paintings has stopped. Now that you're the following, Princess Klia, I’m convinced issues will go back to general. ” “And the oracle doesn’t communicate anymore?

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