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Blade of Fortriu (The Bridei Chronicles, Book 2) by Juliet Marillier

By Juliet Marillier

Blade of Fortriu is the second one publication in Juliet Marillier's Bridei Chronicles.

Five Winters have handed on the grounds that younger king Bridei ascended the throne of Fortriu. 5 years, within which the folks have felt a contentment unknown for generations.

But the protection of a humans can vanish in a heartbeat, for wolves are frequently attracted to fields choked with fattened sheep. Bridei is decided to force the Gaelic invaders from his lands as soon as and for all. And so, along with his land safe and his condo so as, he prepares for war.

And considered one of Bridei's plans to win the conflict to return comprises the attractive younger Ana. A princess of the sunshine Isles, she has dwelt as a hostage on the courtroom of Fortriu for many of her younger existence. regardless of being a pawn of fortune, she has bewitched all at court docket and is dearly enjoyed through Bridei and his queen. yet Ana is familiar with her accountability. And so she's going to go back and forth north, to make a strategic marriage with a chieftain she hasn't ever noticeable, within the hopes of gaining an best friend on whom Bridei's victory relies.

For secrecy's sake, Ana needs to shuttle at a soldier's speed, with a small band led via the enigmatic spymaster Faolan. Bridei implores Ana to belief see the great in Faolan…but Ana can't see past his chilly competence and killer's eyes.

Then, while she arrives on the chieftain Alpin's stronghold within the mysterious Briar Woods, her pain and unease elevate tenfold, for this can be a position of choked with secrets and techniques and her betrothed is an enigma himself. The extra Ana attempts to discover the reality of her new existence, the extra she discovers a maze of well mannered diversions that masks lethal lies. She fears Faolan, yet he may perhaps turn out to be the truest factor in her world.

Or her doom.

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Then go down and get your rest. ” Will had dozed off. The cry from the watch policeman, “Seven bells and all’s well,” roused him from his slumber. He jumped from his hammock, dragged on his clothes, and ran to the galley. Despite his hurry he found himself at the back of the line because every seaman who came in after him pushed the boy aside and crowded in front of him. Will rocked impatiently from foot to foot, holding his metal plate in his hand, hoping the food would be good and that there would be enough for him.

When he came around the captain’s cabin, he saw another boy, perhaps a year or two older, sitting on the deck, a basket of rope next to him. Will inched closer. The boy looked up at him and grinned a gap-toothed smile. His face was sunburned, and brown freckles dotted his pug nose. “Have a seat,” he said, patting the deck next to him. “You must be the new boy. ” Will asked. ” “A ship’s a small place,” Jack answered. ” Will flinched. “I didn’t expect Mr. Mattison to tell everyone,” he said stiffly.

Will groaned. If it had been anyone else but Epp, he would have begged a bit of food. But there was something sly and unpleasant about the one-eyed sailor, and Will would not let him see how miserable he was. He went down to the forecastle and sat on his hammock, looking at his raw, red hands. The other men paid no attention to him, and he had too much pride to ask for help. He tore strips of cloth from his old shirt and wrapped them around his hands. Although the shirt was grimy, at least the boy could bind the blisters and give them a chance to heal.

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