Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities)
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Sophie befriends the mythical Alicorn—and puts her mysterious powers to the test—in this enchanting sequel to Keeper of the Lost Cities.
Sophie is settling in nicely to her new home and her new life in the world of the lost cities. And it helps that living at Havenfield means getting to spend time with rare, precious species—including the first female Alicorn, who shows herself to Sophie and trusts no one but her.
Sophie is tasked with helping to train the magical creature so that the Alicorn can be revealed to the people of the lost cities as a sign of hope, and Sophie wants to believe that the recent drama and anguish is gone for good.
But the secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memories remain, and before long before she’s back in incredible danger, risking everything to find the answers to questions that could save not only her life, but the life of someone close to her…
repeatedly turned down our request that he return to his position as Emissary—a position that would greatly aid in our efforts to stop the organization that seeks to harm a member of his own family?” Another moment of awkward silence passed, and this time Councillor Emery rubbed his temples, probably moderating telepathic discussions between the Councillors. Sophie had a feeling she knew what questions they must be asking. The same ones she’d been trying not to ask herself these last few weeks.
aid in the house just to be safe.” “Oh,” she mumbled, feeling her face flame. Keefe snorted. “Only Foster has a physician on standby.” “THIS MIGHT TINGLE A BIT,” Della told Sophie as she smeared a bright orange salve along both of her palms. Sophie tried not to flinch as the cream sank into her skin, zinging like tiny jolts of electricity. Fitz, Keefe, and Biana were watching her, and she didn’t want them seeing how squeamish she still was about medical things. Especially since elvin medicine
earth ‘logical.’ ” “And only a girl raised by humans would think otherwise.” She couldn’t decide if he meant that as a good or a bad thing. “So, can you tell me what we’re doing here yet? Or are you still worried about eavesdroppers.” “No, I think this is sufficiently secluded.” She’d taken at least ten more steps before he added, “The Council has ordered me to perform the memory break on Fintan.” “Oh.” She tried to say more but the words lodged in her throat, making it hard to breathe.
darkness.” “Darkness?” Sophie could hear the tremble in her voice. He didn’t clarify. Just squeezed her shoulder and told her that Elwin was there for her if she needed him. Which only made her more nervous. What was Bronte going to do to her? “Get some sleep,” he told her as he grabbed his cape and left her alone in her room. She stared at the tiny white bottle in her hands. Yeah—like she was ever going to be able to sleep now. HER INFLICTING SESSION WAS AT the very top floor of the Silver
that could get me exiled—and Councillor Terik’s not like that anyway. He even took off his crown before he checked through the journal.” “His circlet is merely a representation of his power. With or without it—” “I know. I’ll be careful.” “Don’t worry, I’ll keep an eye on her for the rest of the day,” Keefe said, offering a cheesy salute as he hooked an arm through Sophie’s. Somehow Grady didn’t look comforted as Keefe led her away. “DON’T YOU DARE,” SOPHIE SAID, blocking Keefe as he tried