By Diana Peterfreund
From Rampant and Ascendant writer Diana Peterfreund comes this exciting better half to For Darkness exhibits the Stars.
Centuries after wars approximately destroyed civilization, Persis Blake's international is once more within the throes of rebellion.
For Persis, her public lifestyles is that of a socialite, jam-packed with events and ball robes. yet whereas she appears to be like a frivolous aristocrat, within Persis beats the guts of a spy--the related center that's falling for the enemy, Justen Helo.
Persis's center belongs to Justen, yet earlier than she will be able to inform him the reality, she discovers he has a mystery as well--one which could plunge their tropical paradise into one other darkish age. And Persis realizes she's not only risking her middle, she's risking the area she's sworn to protect.
Across a Star-Swept Sea is a romantic, science-fictional reimagining of the vintage The Scarlet Pimpernel.
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The clock’s pendulum swung back and forth. The mouse blinked, then gathered itself and dashed forward across the hardwood floor. That was when the cat pounced. It streaked from its hiding spot beneath the couch, and a heavy paw knocked the mouse sideways. The mouse skidded across the floor, rolled to its feet, and ran. A shadow passed over TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes it, and two paws came down on either side of it. The cat batted it across the floor, slamming it into something hard and slick.
And at the far end of the room, so immense it should not have fit, a grandfather clock of wood and gold and diamonds. Its base and sides were carved with runes that, Amarind knew from experience, made your vision blur if you stared at them too long. The clockface was carved of diamond, but had no arms. The pendulum and weights were solid gold, and despite the glass covering, the power leaking out of the clock was enough to make Amarind shiver. ” she said carefully. “I’m here,” the Witch said. And she was, sitting in the chair at the head of the table.
Hide? Draw the knife? ” and a noblewoman came into the library, giggling behind her handkerchief. She stopped giggling, stood in the doorway, and stared. King Cedric stopped short. After a long moment, he said, “Summon the guards, please. ” *** The guards recognized her at once. She saw it in their faces, in the way they hesitated before taking her by the arms, in the gentle way they escorted her through the halls. ” Kind Cedric looked at her over his shoulder, nothing uncertain in his glance. She glared back.
Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, Book 2) by Diana Peterfreund