By J. V. Jones
J.V. Jones made her striking fable debut with the publication of phrases trilogy (“Wonderful… J.V. Jones is a remarkable writer.”—Robert Jordan). A Sword from pink Ice is the most recent within the Sword of Shadows, a uniquely robust epic delusion sequence of huge scope, peopled by way of interesting, compelling characters whom readers will take to their hearts.
This sharply saw saga makes totally genuine the wish and heartbreak of a chilly, splintered international on the point of a negative warfare. 1000 years prior, the Unmade, souls of the useless, shook the land and decimated the Sull, a mythical historic humans. The Blindwall, breached by means of energy unleashed by way of enigmatic, robust younger Ash March, now not will carry again the Unmade from the land of the dwelling, so the Sull are readying for a struggle that needs to unavoidably come.
Across the land, clans oblivious to the hazard vie for dominance. harmful, boastful extended family chiefs urge their fans to frenzied battles, killing each other and plotting opposed to competitors. And a darker hazard comes from Spire Vanis, a urban with a black middle of evil, whose rulers have lengthy sought to regulate the outlying clanholds, and whose new protector, Marafice Eye, is bent on conquest.
As Ash trains to turn into the nice mystic warrior anticipated by way of the Sull, Raif Sevrance, who loves her and has been exiled from his extended family, seeks to find the place he belongs. The Rift, a deep crevice within the barren land of the wish, attracts him. And that places him in grave chance, for the Rift is related additionally to be a crack among the realm of the residing and that of the Unmade.
Raif, Ash, and people whose fates are tied to them needs to stick to their very own paths with braveness and religion in themselves and their objectives, lest all be misplaced whilst the struggle with the Endlords is come.
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Raina had always thought it a barbaric practice, hailing back to the Time of the First Clans, yet when Dagro had died she had begun to understand it. The pain of cutting her flesh had been nothing—nothing—compared with losing Dagro. Strangely, it had helped. When the blood pumped from her veins and rolled around her wrists she had felt some measure of relief. To Merritt she said, "You cannot blame Scarpe widows for not prac-ticing the same rituals as we do. " Merritt was contemptuous. "They tattoo the weals—dainty little lines inked in red.
He might have been a bit disappointed by Mace's schedule, but he was a better man than to show it. Bowing his head respectfully to Raina, he vaulted up the stairs. Taking her cue from Longhead and Merritt—two people who never wasted an unnecessary word—Raina said to Mace, "Longhead awaits your decision on the guidestone. " "It is not your concern, wife. You are not guide or chief" "Something must be done. Now. There's a scrap heap out there that used to be the Hailstone. " "Enough," Mace hissed.
The Dog Lord spun the moment, imagining all possible outcomes. Judging from the noise made by the horses' trappings, the riders were well-equipped. Harnesses tooled to support the hardware of war had a certain sound to them. The unusual quantity of buckles and D rings created a percussion of sharp snaps. For a certainty they were Dhoonesmen—they were traveling south from the Dhoonehouse in haste—but Vaylo doubted they'd been sent to track him. In his expe-rience man hunters traveled light. Whatever their purpose they were dangerous.
A Sword from Red Ice: Book Three of Sword of Shadows by J. V. Jones