By J. V. Jones
"Wonderful . . . J.V. Jones is a awesome writer." So says Robert Jordan, the writer of The Wheel of Time epic fable sequence. And Jones lives as much as that compliment within the hugely charged epic experience of Ash March and Raif Sevrance, outcasts whose fates are entwined by means of destiny and by means of desire, within the chilly, darkish international that threatens to be torn asunder by way of a conflict to finish all wars. they're yet of many that struggle the feared Endlords, yet either Ash and Raif are distinctive in distinct ways in which isolate them, but which additionally let them to accomplish heroic acts that may keep their world.Raif, wrongly accused and bring to a halt from his extended family through the treachery in their new headsman, has a expertise for killing that's a part of his curse and his burden. yet he bears one other burden of higher weight. Ash is a sacred warrior to the Sull, an historic race whose numbers have declined.Raised as a foundling, she by no means knew her real historical past, she needs to learn how to settle for the bad presents of her heritage.But as Ash learns extra of her better destiny, Raif's job looms darkish and determined, for he needs to trip during the nightmare realm of the wish, a spot the place even the Sull now worry to tread. For deep in the wish is the fort of gray Ice, and there he needs to heal the breach within the Blindwall that already threatens the realm. may still he fail, now not even Ash's powers can retailer them...
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Extra resources for A Fortress of Grey Ice: Book Two of Sword of Shadows
And did you know what he came to tell me? " Angus did not nod this time, but Vaylo saw awareness in his copper-green eyes. "He came to warn me. " The words did not rest easy in the Tomb of the Dhoone Princes; cold currents caught them and blew them against the walls, creating sharp little echoes that hissed, Sull. Sull. Sull. Vaylo sucked on his black and aching teeth. He could not rid himself of Spynie Orrl. The old goat haunted him, he was sure of it, whispering words in the black of night as if he hardly knew he was dead.
It would be wise to save your decision until her brother returns from Gnash. " She saw she had made him think. Drey Sevrance was a chief's man. When the Ganmiddich roundhouse needed to be held for the returning Crab chief, Mace had chosen Drey to watch its high green walls. And when the Dhoone chief-in-exile had called the Hail Wolf to a parley, it had been Drey whom Mace sent in his stead. Indeed, Drey hadn't set foot in the roundhouse for five weeks, and Raina found herself wondering if his absence wasn't what Mace had wanted all along.
Raina nodded quickly, knowing full well what he meant to say and knowing also that mannish reticence kept him from it. "I'll watch her day and night, Corbie. " Relief showed itself plainly on Corbie's face. "I thank you for that, Raina Blackhail. " Such a good man. He does not speak of his own death, but the thought is there inside him. " She met Corbie's light brown eyes, feeling as if she had trapped him. "It's said that only a dozen hammermen in the North are capable of the blow that killed Spynie Orrl.
A Fortress of Grey Ice: Book Two of Sword of Shadows by J. V. Jones