By J. V. Jones
"Wonderful . . . J.V. Jones is a remarkable writer." So says Robert Jordan, the writer of The Wheel of Time epic fable sequence. And Jones lives as much as that compliment within the hugely charged epic experience of Ash March and Raif Sevrance, outcasts whose fates are entwined via destiny and through desire, within the chilly, darkish international that threatens to be torn asunder by means of a conflict to finish all wars. they're yet of many that struggle the scary Endlords, yet either Ash and Raif are distinct in particular ways in which isolate them, but which additionally allow them to accomplish heroic acts that will keep their world.Raif, wrongly accused and bring to a halt from his extended family by way of the treachery in their new headsman, has a expertise for killing that's a part of his curse and his burden. yet he bears one other burden of better weight. Ash is a sacred warrior to the Sull, an old race whose numbers have declined.Raised as a foundling, she by no means knew her real background, she needs to learn how to settle for the bad presents of her heritage.But as Ash learns extra of her better destiny, Raif's job looms darkish and determined, for he needs to trip during the nightmare realm of the wish, a spot the place even the Sull now worry to tread. For deep in the wish is the fort of gray Ice, and there he needs to heal the breach within the Blindwall that already threatens the realm. should still he fail, now not even Ash's powers can retailer them...
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Something lay dead and frozen beneath him, something that could not be named a man. Slowly, he returned his hands to the ice. He was shaking now, and there was little heat in him, yet he had no choice but to carry on. He would not let the Listener see his fear. An eye socket was revealed next, the skin black and mummified, the eyeball long exploded with the pressure of the ice. Evil was frozen in the densely layered muscles of the face.
Oh, men will honor you for it, send the women with the best cuts ofmeat and their daughters with skins beaten till they run through your fingers like grains of sand. And all the while they fear you. And though they need the knowledge you bring them, they do not love you for it. " The Listener rested his weight on the yellow and twisted ivory of his staff. His face was dark and knowing, lit by the farthest edge of the sun. When he spoke again there was anger in his voice, and his breath crackled in air that was suddenly still.
No. " The word seemed to warm the vault, Vaylo swore it. All about stonework creaked and settled, sending spores of blue sandstone to seed the air. " Angus shrugged. "The battle for the chiefship is coming to a head. On one side you have Skinner Dhoone, brother to the slain chief Maggis. " The Dog Lord nodded. He had Skinner's measure. The Dhoone chief-in-exile put no fear into Vaylo Bludd. Skinner had a high temper and he blew hard and long, but he had lived too many years in the shadow of his brother and no longer had his jaw.
A Fortress of Grey Ice: Book Two of Sword of Shadows by J. V. Jones