Legacy of the Empress

By Rebecca Knight

Evil is Coming...

A darkish magic spreads in the course of the country of Taleria, feeding off its humans. The queen is corrupted, seduced via its evil promise. Princess Astrid, held prisoner within the fort through her mom for years, discovers a e-book of magic, and makes use of its strength to flee. the one method to retailer Taleria is to loose the Empress of legend who banished an analogous darkish magic centuries earlier than.

Astrid does not understand the very first thing approximately being a hero, less visiting to the Crystal fort the place the outdated girl is imprisoned. She's by no means been outdoor her mother's seize, and now the queen's spies are sizzling on her heels.

Beautiful creatures twisted into monsters, doubtful allies, and the lethal secret of the e-book she possesses are the least of Astrid's issues. As she faces the darkness ahead of her, she discovers that saving the land she loves could finally suggest staring at it burn.

"Rebecca Knight's writing is perfect and captivating." writer Stephanie Campbell

"Knight tells an awesome tale. uncomplicated as that." writer Samantha Warren

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She grew to become her gaze to the window, having a look with unseeing eyes on the lush grounds that surrounded the fort. “Christopher…” *** She woke that morning burdened and drowsy from the stressed night’s sleep. What used to be that? That guy wasn’t Father. She brushed her hair off her sweaty brow, and smoothed her skirts. whilst I’ve eaten higher, i will be able to positioned extra inventory in my goals. i've got a protracted day’s trip prior to me. bankruptcy nine Blast that little whinge. He squinted up the roadway. I didn’t see a unmarried soul go away the hotel final evening, or this morning, neither. He took off his hat and wiped his forehead with the again of his sleeve. airborne dirt and dust swirled earlier than his toes within the morning breeze. there have been no footprints best in both course. Blast all of it. this isn't going to move over good. He pulled out the paper his grasp had given him. It used to be a crudely drawn map of Taleria with purple splotches of wax over what his grasp thought of most probably locations for the woman to move. One for every citadel of the rival kingdoms; Saxium and Agretia’s pink splashes stood out in sharp reduction opposed to the parchment. there has been one other splotch subsequent to the Lake of Hollowing. There’s magic there on the Lake. Deep magic; previous magic. She should be drawn towards it. that's, if she’s no longer stumbled on first. He chuckled and brushed the airborne dirt and dust from his coat. She’d greater be, or I’m out a week’s paintings with out coin to teach for it. He grunted and shook his head. Blast all of it. How tough may well it's to discover one little lady? bankruptcy 10 The miles grew to become increasingly more hard as Astrid’s starvation grew. The afternoon wore on, and nonetheless she walked, following the faint line of gold over the fields and hills. within the distance, she might see the tops of structures made up of the famed stone of Saxium. this is the place the marble and granite of her mother’s citadel used to be quarried. The carvers of Saxium have been usually wanted for his or her stonework all through all of Taleria. She remembered the columns and domes of what was once her domestic, and felt a relax creep over her. town. Will this be a mistake, strolling into the open like this? Will I be noticed through mother’s spies, and brought? larger than being out at the hours of darkness, yet nonetheless… taking a look up as she approached the town gates, she couldn’t support yet photo unfriendly eyes staring down from the home windows, even supposing she may see nobody strolling the most partitions of the royal urban. while she arrived, the big stone gates have been open extensive flanked with royal guards. a number of people have been passing in, bundled up opposed to the arrival of the evening. Astrid appeared up in awe on the constructions earlier than her. nice constructions of carved stone stretched out prior to her like squaddies, one in the back of one other in tricky formations, so far as she might see. The solar used to be environment in the back of them now, its fireplace glinting off the cracked dome of 1 the most important constructions. Astrid gasped. the good Library. just one development can be so grand and likewise so ill-repaired. Astrid knew it without delay from the outdated tales. As a toddler, she could think the rows upon rows of the kingdoms’ so much old books, and develop breathless with pleasure.

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