By V. E. Schwab
4 months have handed because the shadow stone fell into Kell's ownership. 4 months for the reason that his direction crossed with Delilah Bard. 4 months due to the fact that Rhy was once wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was once solid with Holland's death physique in the course of the rift, and into Black London.
In some ways, issues have nearly again to basic, even though Rhy is extra sober, and Kell is now laid low with his guilt. stressed, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited via goals of ominous magical occasions, waking purely to consider Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she continuously intended to do. As crimson London finalizes arrangements for the aspect Games-an extravagent foreign pageant of magic, intended to entertain and retain fit the binds among neighboring countries-a convinced pirate send attracts nearer, sporting outdated pals again into port.
But whereas crimson London is stuck up within the pageantry and thrills of the video games, one other London is coming again to existence, and those that have been idea to be without end long gone have back. in spite of everything, a shadow that was once long gone in the evening reappears within the morning, and so it sort of feels Black London has risen again-and in an effort to retain magic's stability, one other London needs to fall... in V.E. Schwab's A collecting of Shadows.
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Once he would have felt regret; he had grown up believing that if two men must fight, the duel should proceed honorably and cleanly. More than half a year of battles and skirmishes had taught him better. He put a foot on the Aielman’s chest and wrenched his blade free. Ungallant, but fast, and in battle, slow was often dead. Only, when his sword was free, there was no need for speed. Men were down, Younglings and Aielmen, some groaning, some still, and the rest of the Aiel streaming away to the east, harried by two dozen Younglings, including some who should know better.
Every bit as much the picture of a Lord Captain as Omerna in his white-and-gold tabard and white undercoat, Valda was not so tall, not so plainly commanding, but the dark man’s face was hard, as ever, and he had a sword in his hands, the heron-mark blade he prized so highly. ” Valda bellowed, and drove the sword through Omerna’s chest. Niall would have laughed if he could; breath came hard, and he could hear it bubbling in the blood in his throat. He had never liked Valda—in fact, he despised the man—but someone had to know.
Now and then he heard other wolves, that had not come, speak with scorn to 43 A CROWN OF SWORDS those that had: this was what came of mixing with the two-legs. Nothing else could be expected. It was a strain to keep his thoughts to himself. He wanted to be home, in the Two Rivers. Small chance of that, perhaps ever again. He wanted to howl that the scornful ones were right. He wanted to be with his wife anywhere at all, and everything the way it was before. The chances of which seemed little better, maybe worse.