Shards of Time (Nightrunner)
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Acclaimed author Lynn Flewelling brings her beloved Nightrunners series to a close—at least for now—with a thrilling novel of murder, mystery, and magic.
The governor of the sacred island of Korous and his mistress have been killed inside a locked and guarded room. The sole witnesses to the crime—guards who broke down the doors, hearing the screams from within—have gone mad with terror, babbling about ghosts . . . and things worse than ghosts.
Dispatched to Korous by the queen, master spies Alec and Seregil find all the excitement and danger they could want—and more. For an ancient evil has been awakened there, a great power that will not rest until it has escaped its otherworldly prison and taken revenge on all that lives. And only those like Alec—who have died and returned to life—can step between the worlds and confront the killer . . . even if it means a second and all too permanent death.
Praise for Lynn Flewelling’s Casket of Souls
“Full of intrigue and plots upon plots.”—RT Book Reviews
you so you will know the truth. I cannot, will not live without you, though our spirits are forever apart, just as Khazireen and Nhandi are separated. He has mourned her for a thousand years and I suppose I will join him there. There is a role in this for you, Klia. You must help us. I know you have the means to do so. Rhazat must be with you when you do break the seal. You must, if you can, snatch away the false skin—Nhandi’s, we believe—that she wears and whatever power that it lends her. And
The doctor smiled. “They will. I’ve a mind to take on a few students here. I can’t be doctor to the whole island, after all.” She paused. “There are those who won’t be pleased to see a clan here.” “Will they make trouble?” asked Micum. “It’s hard to say. At least the new governor is on their side. And I’ll keep an eye on things for you, too.” Seregil leaned over and kissed her cheek. “I’ve said it before. You’re a useful person to have around.” He smiled and offered his hand. “And the first
one of the bedposts, and put the gorget on top of the tapestry canopy over the bed. Climbing down again, she reached into her belt pouch for her comb and looked around for a mirror, but there wasn’t one. No mirrors, and no metal. Or rather, no polished metal, she amended. The various buckles on her belt and sword belt were dull. Nothing shiny, she thought, walking slowly around the room to make certain she hadn’t overlooked anything. Reaching the window, she ran a hand over a pane of glass,
that spell.” “Perhaps you’re too tired!” she said with a fond, kind smile. “Would you like to see a trick I can do?” “Yes, please,” he replied meekly. At a flick of her finger, a great whirlwind roared into being around them, whipping their hair around, knocking dishes from the table, and blowing out all the candles around the room. Plunged into darkness, Mika clung to the seat of his chair, very frightened now. “Can you light the candles again, dear Mika?” Lady Rhazat asked as the wind died
she bewitched you. I doubt Seregil would have fared any differently.” “But you would have?” “I would have known what she was, yes, and that might have changed things. We have to find a way to get me into that place.” “The lightstone didn’t work there. What makes you think your magic will?” “It does for the woman, obviously, since you witnessed her levitating Mika.” “Maybe only her magic works there.” “There’s only one way to find out.” At the palace Alec and Thero revisited the two places