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By Patricia C. Wrede

In the magic woods of Lyra, a noblewoman struggles to flee from a faceless man

Trouble is brewing in Alkyra. whereas the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an old enemy, the Lithmern, increases a military. because the head of the Noble apartment of Brenn makes an attempt to prepare an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her 20th birthday. She is a notable girl: quick-witted, attractive, and convenient with a throwing knife. yet at the subsequent evening, she passes via a gloomy hall on her strategy to the ceremonial dinner corridor, and not emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have abducted the princess.
When Alethia regains recognition, an evil Lithmern with a face made from shadows is wearing her throughout the wooded area. those are magic woods, domestic to fabled creatures whose life she has continuously doubted. to discover her method domestic, Alethia must discover ways to belief within the outdated stories, whose legends of magic and bold carry the single wish of saving her kingdom.

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She might vaguely see the figures of Tamsin and Har sooner than her, unmarried dossier at the slender path. even if Jordet rode within the lead, he was once more straightforward to work out simply because his white hair and the white horse he rode stood out opposed to the darkish heritage of the mountains and the rain. Jordet waved the others to a halt and grew to become his horse simply up the steep slope of the mountain. Alethia watched in astonishment because the ghostly white determine and its rider light above her. Har, without delay in entrance of her, waved his arm and he or she obligingly rode nearer. “What is he doing? ” Alethia shouted, attempting to make herself heard over the wind. Har shook his head and leaned backward, and he or she repeated the query as loudly as she may possibly. “I don’t know,” Har shouted again. “Turn her head into the mountain. ” It took Alethia a second to make feel of this cryptic utterance, but if she did, she tugged at Alfand’s rein. the pony shifted somewhat in compliance and Alethia chanced on that the hot place lessened the strength of the using rain. additional dialog was once most unlikely, and Alethia may possibly basically sit down and wait miserably for Jordet to come. a number of moments later Alethia observed a flash of white as Jordet reappeared beside Tamsin. It was once most unlikely to listen to what he acknowledged, yet Tamsin nodded and dismounted. best his horse, he grew to become up the mountain and vanished from her sight presently. Har within the similar method, and Alethia rode ahead. As she reached the purpose the place the others had grew to become off, she observed a steep course, slightly noticeable at the rocky mountainside, splashing out from the most path on which that they had been driving. Jordet used to be situated on the fork to ensure that not anyone ignored it. within the rain and with such doubtful footing it used to be seen that the horses must be led, and with a bit sigh Alethia dismounted and commenced pulling Alfand upward. It was once exertions mountaineering opposed to the wind and with out what little guard the mountainside had supplied at the reduce direction. prior to her she observed Har disappearing between a tangled pile of big boulders, and he or she moved quickly her horse up to she used to be in a position to maintain from wasting him altogether. A second later she, too, used to be one of the rocks. Alethia staggered for a second because the wind she have been braced opposed to used to be by surprise blocked. From her left got here a merry whistle. Turning, she observed Har and Tamsin unsaddling their horses within the mouth of a giant, shallow cave. Gratefully, she joined them. In a couple of minutes extra, the full corporation was once accumulated within the cave, wringing out their cloaks and unsaddling their horses. “How were you aware approximately this position? ” Alethia requested Jordet. The Shee grinned. “I’ve made adequate journeys via those mountains to profit the place the great bolt-holes are! ” he responded. “There are loads of caves during this part of the Kathkari, although; it isn’t difficult to discover one in case you be aware of the place to seem. ” Rarn seemed up. “So a long way, so sturdy, yet you’d be clever to consider discovering a few firewood which will dry ourselves out. We haven’t any spare cloaks, and those are soaked.

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