By Tamora Pierce
Daine controls the destiny of Tortall during this exciting end to the Immortals sequence, that includes an up-to-date disguise for longtime lovers and clean converts alike, and together with an all-new afterword from Tamora Pierce.
During a dire conflict opposed to the fearsome Skinners, Daine and her mage instructor, Numair, are swept into the Divine nation-states. even supposing they're chuffed to be alive, they aren't the place they need to be. they're desperately wanted again domestic the place their outdated enemy, Ozorne, and his military of wierd creatures are waging struggle opposed to Tortall.
While trapped within the perilous nation-states of the gods, Daine discovers her mysterious parentage. yet because the secrets and techniques of her previous are printed, so is the treacherous as far back as Tortall. And so Daine and Numair embark on a unprecedented trip domestic, the place the destiny of all Tortall rests with Daine and her wild magic.
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Whilst she used to be capable of sit up straight, she stumbled on that the stone he’d taken to donning was once caught to her bloody chest, with the continues to be of the wire on which it had hung. Claw must’ve minimize the string, she concept vaguely. Groping, she seized wire and stone and hurled them clear of her. They struck a tree; the stone shattered. underneath her, the floor lurched, rolled, then sank. sooner than her seemed an arch and pool of oozing, dripping muck, their transferring colours making her dizzy. within the spot the place pond and arch met, a hunched determine straightened. The face replaced with out letup, no a part of it ever nonetheless, from unequalled eyes to the final form. terrible as she regarded in Daine’s goals, the actual fact of Uusoae used to be a lot, a lot worse, the ladies fingers and toes scrabbled within the airborne dirt and dust as she attempted to break out from the Queen of Chaos, yet her muscle groups have been as gentle as butter. Trembling, Daine coated her eyes. It didn’t aid. The Chaos queen was once in her brain. Her consistent shifts of physique and face pulled at Daine’s stomach and ears and middle. “You dared to interfere,” the creature muttered, her breath scented richly with plant life and long-dead meat. “For my creature, and my plan—” challenging, sharp, gluey, oozing, pulpy, twining fingers seized Daine’s wrists. the woman shrieked on the horror of that contact. Her scream went on, and on— And ended, as though bring to a halt through shears. They have been nowhere, in a flat, lifeless house the place there has been no sound, no mild, and no up or down. Mercifully, Daine may perhaps now not think Uusoae’s contact. She basically wanted that she may perhaps not see the goddess, yet her imaginative and prescient used to be crystal transparent, even with no gentle. “It is as we acknowledged, Father Universe, mom Flame,” boomed a deep voice. Mithros, the solar Lord, stood within reach. an incredible black guy with short-cropped hair, he wore gold armor over a kilted white tunic. in a single hand he bore a gold spear with a blade that shone white-hot. “In defiance of the ban you laid upon her, she entered the mortal geographical regions and made an alliance with one that stimulated mortal lives. She did it to achieve the higher hand opposed to us, her brothers and sisters. Are your bans to be put aside frivolously via her, or by way of any people? ” Uusoae published Daine, and stepped away. the woman huddled within the house the place she sat, enamel chattering, her many wounds bleeding and stinging. less than, mild blazed, the entire shades of fireside, stars, and the moon. “Uusoae, i'm disillusioned. ” The voice was once by some means lady and one way or the other the essence of sunshine and warmth. Daine heard it in her bones. “So quickly after the final time, besides. ” Overhead, the blackness moved. “It is her nature to try, to overset, to visualize all as being diversified. ” This voice was once male, a distillation of darkness and vacancy. “Still, to stick with ones nature isn't any excuse to overtly defy one’s mom and dad. go back to the confines of your personal realm, Uusoae. There you can be restricted in a cage of useless topic and starfire till your mom and that i think greater approximately you. ” “How lengthy will that be? ” demanded the ruler of Chaos. A weight settled over Daine’s shoulders; folds of black fabric wrapped round her.