By Brandon Sanderson
Elantris used to be the capital of Arelon: massive, appealing, actually radiant, choked with benevolent beings who used their robust magical skills for the advantage of all. but every one of those demigods used to be a regular individual until eventually touched via the mysterious reworking energy of the Shaod. Ten years in the past, unexpectedly, the magic failed. Elantrians turned wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself darkish, filthy, and crumbling.
Arelon's new capital, Kae, crouches within the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a wedding of country with Crown Prince Raoden, hoping -- in keeping with their correspondence -- to additionally locate love. She reveals as an alternative that Raoden has died and he or she is taken into account his widow. either Teod and Arelon are below possibility because the final final holdouts opposed to the imperial goals of the ruthless spiritual lovers of Fjordell. So Sarene makes a decision to take advantage of her new prestige to counter the machinations of Hrathen, a Fjordell excessive priest who has come to Kae to transform Arelon and declare it for his emperor and his god.
But neither Sarene nor Hrathen suspect the reality approximately Prince Raoden. affected by a similar curse that ruined Elantris, Raoden was once secretly exiled through his father to the darkish urban. His fight to assist the wretches trapped there starts off a sequence of occasions that may deliver wish to Arelon, and maybe display the key of Elantris itself.
A infrequent epic myth that doesn't recycle the classics and that's an entire and pleasurable tale in a single quantity, Elantris is fleet and enjoyable, jam-packed with surprises and characters to care approximately. It's additionally the fantastic debut of a welcome new megastar within the constellation of fantasy.
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Arobynn moved first, grabbing Sam’s chin in one hand, forcing the young man to look at him. “Check yourself, or I’ll do it for you, boy,” he murmured. ” Celaena bit down on her reply. She could handle Sam tonight—or any other night, for that matter. If it came down to a fight, she’d win—she always beat Sam. But Sam released the hilt of his sword. After a moment, Arobynn removed his grip on Sam’s face, but didn’t step away. Sam kept his gaze on the floor as he strode to the far side of the council room.
I’m not disagreeing with you. I don’t like the idea of this at all. Not just the slaves, but Arobynn’s involvement in it. And those children …” He pinched the bridge of his nose.
While he might not trust Rolfe, it didn’t bother him that a hundred innocent souls were about to be traded like cattle. ” Sam slammed his fist onto the wooden floor. ” she asked, giving him a pout. ” Sam got to his feet and began pacing the length of their small room. He undid the top button of his black tunic, revealing the skin beneath. Something about it felt strangely intimate, and Celaena found herself quickly looking away from him. ” Sam stopped at the foot of her bed. “You think I don’t know how to tell when you’re cooking up some scheme?