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The two-way mirror tone pierced the room and silenced them all. Frowning, she looked at the mirror where she'd left it the day before when Thayne had called, flashing back to that call and her blood ran cold. It had almost been twenty-four hours since she had last heard her heir's voice and it felt simultaneously like …

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The training fields fell still as every single Dhaoine held their breath when an ominous wind blew across the camp. It held an ancient magick that made her very bones ache to feel it; as though she had stepped into a Temple and one of the gods' effigies stepped down and spoke to her. It …

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"When someone is desperate, they usually resort to desperate measures. It makes people predictable," Rhyshladlyn shrugged. "It's why I don't act when I'm desperate. I act when I've given up, when I've accepted that my life is about to end. Because no one expects that." Well he figured this was as desperate as he'd ever get …

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She stared down at the destroyed wing buds, right hand clenched tightly around the two-way mirror Kírtlaq had given her from Mother, as a tumultuous mixture of shock, fury, guilt, fear, and revulsion rolled through her. It still hardly seemed real to her. As though she had imagined the events that had transpired over the …

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When he arrived, he only made it as far as the front door because when he reached for the door handle Azriel's laughter came from inside and he had jerked his hand back as though burned. He knew it was just a memory he was hearing, a trick of his over-stressed mind, but that didn't stop …

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