By Chris Evans
Bones jutted from the sand at angles—not unusual angles, notwithstanding, for that may recommend that there have been methods bones may perhaps protrude that made sense—and the eyes of these nonetheless dwelling stared and observed not anything. Amidst a scene of carnage on a barren region battlefield included in steel snow, significant Konowa speedy Dragon sees his destiny, and it's one soaking wet in shadow and blood. by no means brain that he has received a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire. He got here right here looking for his misplaced regiment of elves, whereas the Imperial Prince got here trying to find the treasures of a paranormal library, and either ventures have failed. yet Konowa is aware, as do the Iron Elves—both residing and dead—that one other, way more very important conflict now looms earlier than them. The crusade within the desolate tract was once purely the newest challenge at the twisted, darkening course best inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the ultimate disagreement with the scary 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 threat. an enormous, black woodland unearths a brand new resource of darkish energy, spawning creatures much more immense than the blood bushes from which they evolve. The maniacally volatile former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, prime a military of starving beasts bent on completely destroying the Iron Elves. A reluctant hero, deepest Alwyn Renwar, struggles to keep up his connection to this international and that of the loyalty of the colors 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 solid his lifestyles in darkness. For although his lengthy, violent trek may well certainly lead him to his future, he's in poor health ready for the invention he'll make . . . with the destiny of the Iron Elves, and the realm, hinging at the braveness of 1 wrathful elf.
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Now, however, those feeding from the dead eggs experienced an unexpected side effect. No longer were they simply creatures of pure instinct. A crude kind of intelligence began to permeate the sarka har along with something far more sinister—they began to think for themselves. Crude, stark thoughts crawled through their heartwood, worming into every branch and leaf. Images of a time long forgotten imprinted themselves in every fiber. It had been a brutal world, one of even greater peril and death than this one.
Bones jutted from the sand at angles—not odd angles, though, for that would suggest that there were ways bones could protrude that made sense—and the eyes of those still living stared and saw nothing. Or did their best not to. Major Konowa Swift Dragon, second-in-command of the Calahrian Empire’s Iron Elves, stood among the carnage. His six-foot-tall frame loomed above the fallen like the last tree in a dying forest. Red-rimmed eyes and cracked and bleeding lips stained with black powder offered the only contrast in a face coated in gray soot.
Major, don’t you see, he followed your example,” Rallie said, brushing snow from her hair. ” “The oath remains, Rallie. Those killed still become shades doomed to do Her bidding. Every day Her power over them grows. ” Rallie shook her head from within her hood. “You’re wrong, Major. She no longer holds sway over them as She did before. It might seem small, but it is important to note. ” Konowa’s retort stayed behind his teeth. It was easy to convince yourself that your enemy always knew what it was doing, that every setback you encountered was a clever trap laid by design.