For the last ten years, shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn has led a dangerous existence -- a far cry from her noble upbringing. Now she must return home under the most unfortunate circumstances. Her father, the Lyon of Lambshold, has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive,... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
For the last ten years, shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn has led a dangerous existence -- a far cry from her noble upbringing. Now she must return home under the most unfortunate circumstances. Her father, the Lyon of Lambshold, has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, the combination of their magic uncovers something wonderful yet alarming -- her father is not actually dead, but only appears so. Yet a dark mist is also very much alive within him...
The Lyon of Lambshold has been ensorcelled by the ae'Magi, who's using him as a conduit to finally destroy Aralorn and Wolf. With her father as the pawn, can Aralorn overcome this mysterious sorcery? Or will she finally fall to the blackest of magic, losing not only her one true companion but also her life...?
“Home is where they know all of your secrets, Featherweight, and love you anyway.”Falhart
“Never get grumpy with someone you need to help drag bodies off you.”Garem
“Don't be fooled by Tilda's friendliness. The death goddess has a very real presence here. Be careful how far you choose to push Her.”Correy
“Who would ask a temple of the death goddess for a record of marriage lines?”Aralorn
“Home is where they know all of your secrets, Featherweight, and love you anyway.”Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
It took you, who had nothing to compare it to, rather longer to figure it out, to understand what is between us. But even when you did not understand or recognize it—it was always love.”Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
Sometimes, she thought, you had to tell someone that you loved them; sometimes you had to beat them over the head with it.Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
“Self-pity never accomplishes much, but sometimes it’s nice to wallow in it for a while. Do hurry up though—I’m getting hungry.”Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
You work alone, and prefer it. You have many people who like you and some people you like, but no one who is truly a friend. You protect yourself with a shield of friendliness and humor.”Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
How odd, she thought, to see yourself through someone else’s view and discover a stranger.Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
“You fight to have no bonds to anyone,” he continued, an odd hesitation in his rough voice. “You don’t even come to visit your family because you fear the pain of those ties. But you would tie yourself to me anyway. Because you love me.”Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
serpentine for wit, quartz for luck, and malachite for lust (she snickered a bit at that one).Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
white marble. “Judgment,”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
“Granite for compromise,”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
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