By Terry Brooks
8 centuries in the past the 1st Knight of the observe used to be commissioned to wrestle the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has handed to John Ross--along with strong magic and the data that his activities are all that stand among a residing hell and humanity's future.
Then, after a long time of provider to the note, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary religion. Haunted through guilt, he turns his again on his dread reward, settling all the way down to construct a typical lifestyles, untroubled via demons and nightmares.
But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, which may bend the Knight's magic to its personal evil ends. And as soon as the demons on Ross's path tune him to Seattle, neither he nor an individual as regards to him could be secure. His merely wish is Nest Freemark, a faculty scholar who wields a rare magic all her personal. 5 years prior, Ross had aided Nest while the way forward for humanity rested upon her selection among notice and Void. Now Nest needs to go back the prefer. She needs to repair Ross's religion, or his life--and hers--will be forfeit . . .
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Within the last ten years there have been at least four sensational murder cases in each of which the victim has been buried without suspicion with a certiﬁcate of gastric disorder. ’ ‘Yes. She was a fairly well-to-do woman. ’ ‘A very useful sum. ’ ‘No quarrels? ’ 62 The Labours of Hercules ‘Well –’ Charles Oldﬁeld hesitated. ‘My wife was what might be termed a difﬁcult woman. She was an invalid and very concerned over her health and inclined, therefore, to be fretful and difﬁcult to please. ’ Poirot nodded.
Both ladies seemed relieved by the magic word. ’ Lady Hoggin shook her head. ’ Miss Carnaby said brightly: ‘But I have the dog lead still. ’ She left the room. Hercule Poirot proﬁted by her absence to ask a few pertinent questions. ‘Amy Carnaby? Oh! she’s quite all right. A good soul, though foolish, of course. I have had several 30 The Labours of Hercules companions and they have all been complete fools. But Amy was devoted to Shan Tung and she was terribly upset over the whole thing – as well she might be – hanging over perambulators and neglecting my little sweetheart!
By the ﬁrst post the following morning. It said that if I wanted to see Shan Tung alive I was to send £200 in one pound notes in an unregistered packet to Captain Curtis, 38 Bloomsbury Road Square. ’ Miss Carnaby began to sniff. ‘So awful,’ she murmured. ’ Lady Hoggin went on: ‘It said that if I sent the money at once, Shan Tung 29 p q would be returned the same evening alive and well, but that if – if afterwards I went to the police, it would be Shan Tung who would suffer for it –’ Miss Carnaby murmured tearfully: ‘Oh dear, I’m so afraid that even now – of course, M.
A Knight of the Word (The Word and the Void Trilogy, Book 2) by Terry Brooks