The Price of Valor (The Shadow Campaigns)

By Django Wexler

In the newest Shadow Campaigns novel, Django Wexler maintains his “epic fable of army could and magical conflict,” (Library Journal) following The Shadow Throne and The Thousand Names.

After the king’s loss of life, battle has come to Vordan. The Deputies-General, led by means of a traitor-seeking zealot, has taken keep an eye on. Queen Raesinia Orboan is sort of powerless because the executive tightens its grip and assassins threaten her existence. Unwilling to determine the rustic come lower than one other tyranny, she units out to show the tide of history.
 
because the Sworn Church brings the powers of the continent to warfare opposed to Vordan, common Janus wager Vhalnich bargains a route to victory. iciness Ihernglass, newly promoted to command a regiment, has reunited together with her lover and her buddies simply to stand the possibility of major them into bloody battle.
 
And the enemy is not only armed with muskets and cannon. darkish clergymen of an historical order, wielding forbidden magic, have infiltrated Vordan to forestall Janus by means of no matter what capability necessary....

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They’ll tear us to items. ” He murmured prayers in Hamveltai, quickly and approximately inaudible. Marcus edged as much as the curtain and twitched it again a part inch. there has been a courtyard outdoors, longer than it used to be huge. Hedges ran round the open air, and a gravel course wound via a browning garden. A small marble statue of a frolicking nymph had already been driven off its plinth. “Hayver,” Marcus acknowledged. “Which manner are we going? ” Hayver positioned his eye to the window whereas Marcus steadied the curtain. “All the best way throughout. seems like the door’s open. ” Marcus appeared back. on the different finish of the courtyard, one other pair of doorways stood ajar. “That’s acquired to be 100 yards,” Marcus muttered. “We’ll by no means make it,” Karl wailed. “Will you close up? ” Andy spit. She’d bought a broomstick from someplace alongside the way in which, an immense one with an extended, good deal with. She propped rigorously opposed to the wall and stomped on it, simply above the top. The wooden broke with an almighty snap, spraying splinters. “I idea I stated to be quiet! ” Marcus acknowledged. “Sorry, sir. ” Andy hefted the orphaned deal with, now decreased to a serviceable membership with a jagged, splintery element. “Thought it'd be most sensible to have anything handy. ” Karl moaned back. Andy rolled her eyes. “Leave him alone,” Fredrick stated. “He’s too delicate for this. ” “All right,” Marcus stated. “I’ll cross first. all people remain shut. stroll quick yet don’t run till I say. From a distance we’re simply one other team of rioters, correct? ” there has been a refrain of assent. Viera walked to a small marble bust and lifted it, trying out the burden. “Your woman is right,” she acknowledged whilst Marcus gave her a wondering glance. “Best to be ready. ” Marcus shrugged. “Hayver, are you able to get that bolt? ” Hayver threw his weight opposed to the rusty steel, and it moved with a squeal of grievance. The door opened, letting in sunlight that reduce throughout the shadows of the dusty corridor like a knife, illuminating a swirl of dirt motes. Marcus blinked once or twice to permit his eyes alter, then all started ahead, attempting to stroll with self belief. He spared just a short glance over his shoulder to ensure the others have been following. The hundred yards to the opposite aspect of the courtyard stretched out underneath his toes, until eventually he used to be sure he may possibly think the space expanding with each step. Unbidden, his hand drifted to the hilt of his sword. He hadn’t anticipated a struggle, so he used to be the single one who’d introduced a true weapon, yet he didn’t are looking to apply it to what have been, in any case, civilians. Let’s desire it doesn’t come to that. approximately there. They’d crossed three-quarters of the space whilst a celebration of shouting, giggling males entered the courtyard via one of many facet paths. there have been no less than a dozen of them, and so they pulled up brief in surprised silence, taking in Marcus’ military uniform and the scholars’ gowns. “It’s them! ” one of many rioters shouted. Now will be my probability to cause with them, Marcus concept, and chide them for making unwarranted assumptions. try and bluff our manner out. He took within the glance at the man’s face, the fury emerging in his eyes.

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