Enemy (On the Bones of Gods, Book 1) by K. Eason

By K. Eason

The Illhari Republic rests at the bones of gods, telling stories of conquest and forgetting its once-bloody devotion to its strongest goddess. Snowdenaelikk, half-blood magican and smuggler, cares much less approximately background than the silver she will be able to win with sharp steel and sharper wits. but if the neighborhood legion blames her for burning a village, an outlander with a feeling of honor intervenes, and Snow unearths herself tangled in politics and an unwelcome partnership.

Snow and her new companion, Veiko, including the legion scout Dekklis, discover a conspiracy that would ruin the Republic from inside. apparently the goddess is again from at any place useless gods pass. She has no longer forgotten the Republic, and she or he wishes revenge.

Loyal Dekklis will do something to save lots of the Republic, and Snow reluctantly consents to help—until she realizes that “anything” capacity sacrificing Veiko. Now Snow needs to make a decision even if her partner’s existence is worthy betraying her allies and damning the Republic to battle.

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Her powerful thought came. Metria formed a mouth so it could drop open in amazement. Mara's talent wasn't to imitate bird calls, but to call birds-and she had just called the Simurgh herself! "Uh-I-I-" Mara began. YES, OF COURSE. BEGONE. Mara vanished. " Metria exclaimed. " BY WHAT DEFINITION, DEMONESS? Now the giant bird loomed close. Her feathers were like veils of light and shadow, and her head bore a crest of fire. The beats of her enormous wings were like waves of mist. She was an over whelming presence.

She sailed back over the mountain and landed on the ground beyond. The grass hopped out of the way before her derriere struck; it was the grass hopper variety. " she exclaimed aloud. " "I think I begin to see a pattern here, " Mentia remarked. "I think I'll leave you to your challenges. " "Oh no you don't! " Metria retorted. "You talked me into this nuisance; you'll help me see it through. Besides, I don't trust you with my husband while I'm away. You might promise him heaven, and give him hell, and I'd get the blame.

It was, of course, made of sand; if direct sunlight or water touched it, it would powder or dissolve away. So she put it back in a dry shaded section, and watched it wiggle off. "Disgusting," Mentia remarked to no one else in particular. " "No way. " Mentia grimaced with the left side of their face. " She looked around, using Metria's left eye. " "So is the come-quat tree," Metria agreed. " But Mentia could not be shamed. " "Sour grapes," Metria agreed. " Mentia looked around again, until the left eyeball was oriented completely to the side.

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