By Chris Evans
Bones jutted from the sand at angles—not bizarre angles, although, for that may recommend that there have been methods bones may protrude that made sense—and the eyes of these nonetheless residing stared and observed not anything. Amidst a scene of carnage on a wasteland battlefield protected in steel snow, significant Konowa rapid Dragon sees his destiny, and it really is one sopping wet in shadow and blood. by no means brain that he has gained a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire. He got here the following looking for his misplaced regiment of elves, whereas the Imperial Prince got here trying to find the treasures of a magical library, and either ventures have failed. yet Konowa is familiar with, as do the Iron Elves—both dwelling and dead—that one other, way more very important conflict now looms ahead of them. The crusade within the desolate tract was once basically the newest problem at the twisted, darkening course top inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the ultimate war of words with the feared Shadow Monarch. during this 3rd novel of musket and magic in Chris Evans’s Iron Elves saga, Konowa’s final trip is fraught with escalating hazard. an enormous, black wooded area reveals a brand new resource of darkish energy, spawning creatures much more mammoth than the blood timber from which they evolve. The maniacally volatile former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, major a military of starving beasts bent on completely destroying the Iron Elves. A reluctant hero, deepest Alwyn Renwar, struggles to take care of his connection to this global and that of the loyalty of the colours of the lifeless. And in a maze of underground tunnels, Visyna Tekoy, whom Konowa counts between these he has enjoyed and misplaced, fights for her lifestyles opposed to the very elves he so desperately desires to locate. And so Konowa units off from this Canyon of Bones, pursuing his freedom from a curse that has forged his lifestyles in darkness. For notwithstanding his lengthy, violent trek may possibly certainly lead him to his future, he's ailing ready for the invention he'll make . . . with the destiny of the Iron Elves, and the area, hinging at the braveness of 1 wrathful elf.
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Instead of filling his lungs and lustily carrying the speech to a roaring climax as he usually did, the Prince grew quiet, his shoulders sagging again as he finished. “Most wonderful and worthy . . yes, a feat of special significance. In fact, one that no doubt will go down in the annals of history and mark this moment as an auspicious one for this modern age . ” he said, his voice trailing off. He caught Rallie’s eye as if pleading with her to make it so. Stupid, silly bugger getting that bent out of shape over a bloody library, Konowa thought.
He also believed, however, that a soldier fights better when he understands the situation, at least as far as he’s able to grasp it. And that meant officers needed to understand things, too, most especially the hearts and minds of the troops. ” The soldier pointed to his chest. “Me, sir? Better than most,” he said, waving in the direction of the battlefield. ” Konowa strained to hear a trace of sarcasm, but couldn’t detect a note. ” The soldier shrugged his shoulders. “You could say that, sir. Way me and the lads see it, when we climb the elf witch’s mountain and kick Her down the other side, well, we’ll be good and done with the oath.
Every thought struck the sarka har like bolts of lightning. They shook and quaked as this new consciousness permeated them. They had to move. To remain still and stay here in this barren wasteland was to die. These sarka har were not going to let that happen. Now thirteen feet tall and towering above their brethren, the newly transformed sarka har spread out their branches, seeing by touch and tasting the air with their leaves. They understood how different they were from the others. They understood they were anchored in place by a root system driven deep into the ground, and so they tore themselves free from the soil, severing their roots when the last of the ichor had been drained.
Ashes of a Black Frost: Book Three of The Iron Elves by Chris Evans