By Sherwood Smith
Everyone's favourite sword-wielding California lady returns-from the writer of "Coronets and Steel."
With the fellow she loves set to marry a look-alike princess, Kim Murray returns to California from the paranormal state of Dobrenica to heal her damaged middle. yet relatives politics quickly have her leaving for London, the place she is pressured right into a duel with a Dobrenican nobleman. He finds that her nice sacrifice, leaving Alec, was once a catastrophe. to mend her mistake, Kim returns to Dobrenica, yet what she reveals there's way more stunning and hazardous than she ever imagined. not only politics and personalities yet ghosts and magic, homicide and secret, anticipate her as she struggles to appreciate the numerous faces of affection. once more Kim has to take sword in hand as she attempts to make peace and research the reality. in basic terms, whose fact?
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This was the big man that she’d cut down; it would be a hell of a job to move him five inches, let alone five yards. “I told you. ” “Well, maybe originally,” he said. ” Like him, she shrugged, certain he wouldn’t press too hard. Among people of their kind, it was just expected that there would be episodes in your past you would prefer not to discuss. Justin, for instance, had lived on the streets of Ghosenhall as a common street thief until Tayse found him. “Did some guard work here and there,” she said.
It was closing in on night; they’d be doing all this in darkness if they didn’t hurry. She glanced around. ” “Rather sleep next to them dead than alive,” Bryce muttered. Ginny hissed at him but he made a face, wholly unrepentant. Wen tried not to grin. “Go get the horses,” she repeated. As soon as they moved off, Ginny lecturing Bryce in a low voice, Wen bent over the bodies. The weapons weren’t good enough to keep, but one of the men had a purse full of money. Mostly copper coins, a few silver ones.
But no, there they were, huddled together in the shadow of one of those small trees, looking worried and frightened. The girl, now standing on her obviously uninjured leg, was almost exactly Wen’s height and just as dirty as her brother. Wen strode the few steps over to them and glared, hands on her hips. “Now,” she said in a stern voice. “You just tell me about your part in this little drama. Two men dead because of you. ” They had no way of knowing that was an idle threat, but the boy, at least, looked unimpressed.
Blood Spirits (Dobrenica, Book 2) by Sherwood Smith