The Shadow Throne (The Shadow Campaigns, Book 2) by Django Wexler

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By Django Wexler

Anyone can plot a coup or fireplace an assassin's bullet. yet in an international of muskets and magic, it takes significantly extra to grab the throne.

The in poor health King of the Vordan lies on his deathbed. while he dies, his daughter, Raesinia Orboan, turns into the 1st Queen Regnant in centuries—and a ripe objective for the formidable males who search to regulate her. the main risky of those is Duke Orlanko, Minister of data and grasp of the key police. Having meticulously silenced his adversaries via intimidation, imprisonment, and execution, Orlanko is the main feared guy within the kingdom.

And he is familiar with an arcane mystery that places Raesinia thoroughly at his mercy.

Exposure may suggest smash, yet Raesinia is decided to discover the way to holiday herself—and her country—out of Orlanko's iron grip. She unearths not likely allies within the returning conflict hero Janus guess Vhalnich, clean from an excellent crusade within the colony of Khandar, and his unswerving deputies, Captain Marcus d'Ivoire and Lieutenant iciness Ihernglass.

As Marcus and iciness fight to discover their locations in the house they by no means proposal they'd see back, they assist Janus and Raesinia set in movement occasions which can unfastened Vordan from Orlanko's influence—at the cost of throwing the country into chaos. yet with the folk discomfort less than the Duke's tyranny, they intend to guard the dominion with each strength they could command, earthly or in a different way.

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It’s a raven,” said Chett. ” Lark grinned. ” Or yours. It seemed to Chett that they needed the big man more than they needed Lark. “Stop fretting about Small Paul. ” Twilight was creeping through the woods by the time he rid himself of the Sisterman and sat down to edge his sword. It was bloody hard work with his gloves on, but he wasn’t about to take them off. Cold as it was, any fool that touched steel with a bare hand was going to lose a patch of skin. The dogs whimpered when the sun went down.

A ghastly large rock in the narrow sea, as I recall. And Evenfall is sworn to Storm’s End. ” “It is Lady Catelyn I serve. And she commanded me to deliver you safe to your brother Tyrion at King’s Landing, not to bandy words with you. ” “Talk with Ser Cleos then. ” Jaime hooted. “Are there monsters hereabouts? Hiding beneath the water, perhaps? In that thick of willows? ” Innocent? The wretched boy was spying on us. All Jaime had wanted was an hour alone with Cersei. Their journey north had been one long torment; seeing her every day, unable to touch her, knowing that Robert stumbled drunkenly into her bed every night in that great creaking wheelhouse.

Some chapters cover a day, some only an hour; others might span a fortnight, a month, half a year. With such a structure, the narrative cannot be strictly sequential; sometimes important things are happening simultaneously, a thousand leagues apart. In the case of the volume now in hand, the reader should realize that the opening chapters of A Storm of Swords do not follow the closing chapters of A Clash of Kings so much as overlap them. I open with a look at some of the things that were happening on the Fist of the First Men, at Riverrun, Harrenhal, and on the Trident while the Battle of the Blackwater was being fought at King’s Landing, and during its aftermath .

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