By S. L. Farrell
The breathtaking first novel in a super new fable seriesA masterwork of myth, The Nessantico Cycle is the epic story of an empire at its peak, but poised near to what can be a devastating descent into break. advised from the viewpoints of various characters, it's a sweeping saga of homicide and magic (portrayed either as a strong faith and a forbidden art), of deception and betrayal, of Machiavellian politics, star-crossed fanatics, and a realm dealing with warfare on each entrance.
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I’m feeling much better now,” she told him. ” Ana shook her head vigorously at the Archigos’ question. “Certainly not, Archigos. In fact, I thought . ” She shook her head again. The sound of the wind-horns faded as they moved away from the temple, but the crowds still hailed the Archigos as they passed, their clasped hands tight against their foreheads. The acolytes were still sing- A Mag ic o f Tw ilight 43 ing, another of Darkmavis’ compositions. The Archigos nodded to the people lining the Avi as they approached the Pontica a’Brezi Nippoli.
My fault . . This was Cénzi’s warning. This was Cénzi telling him that he had been drifting, that if he continued to drift, far worse than this would happen. My fault . . He promised Cénzi that the sign would not be forgotten. He began to breathe again, but the blaze inside him remained. “Draft a letter to ca’Cellibrecca,” he told Kenne. “Make it clear to him that I am not pleased by this. ” “I will do that,” Kenne answered. “Here, let me help you with your robes, and I will send for one of the e’téni to accompany you to your apartments.
I know, Matarh,” Justi said. “It was Cénzi’s will that they died. And what is the Kraljica’s will, which is second only to Cénzi’s? Who am I to marry, some cowled waif from Magyaria? Someone of those half-wild families from Hellin? Which of the provinces are causing problems? Have them send their daughters for your inspection so they may be A Mag ic o f Tw ilight 33 subdued by marriage. Once more, rather than out-warring your adversaries, you will out-marry them. ” “I’m certain you don’t. And I’m certain that I care about your appreciation as much as you care about my feelings concerning this.