By Lynn Flewelling
The Nightrunners are again during this gripping novel filled with Lynn Flewelling's trademark motion, intrigue, and richly imagined characters.
More than the dissolute noblemen they seem like, Alec and Seregil are skillful spies, devoted to serving queen and nation. but if they stumble throughout facts of a plot pitting Queen Phoria opposed to Princess Klia, the 2 Nightrunners will locate their loyalties torn as by no means sooner than. Even on the better of instances, the royal court docket at Rhíminee is a serpents' nest of intrigue, yet with the warfare opposed to Plenimar going badly, treason simmers slightly under the surface.
And that's now not all that poses a chance: A mysterious plague is spreading in the course of the crowded streets of town, remarkable old and young alike. Now, as panic mounts and the physique count number rises, hidden secrets and techniques emerge. And as Seregil and Alec are approximately to profit, conspiracies and plagues have something in universal: The healing will be as lethal because the affliction.
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