By Missouri Dalton
Within the cursed urban of Var Eldore, perched on a mountaintop surrounded by means of a frigid swamp, the rain by no means stops. Former excitement slave Myr lives in hiding, attempting to remain a step prior to his captor. yet there’s extra to Myr than he realizes, and future has different plans for him. quickly, he counts infantrymen, spies, nobles, and wizards between his allies. Their objective is to oppose the king and people who perpetuate slavery, and struggle for the liberty in their land. As they discover secrets and techniques and conspiracies, every one extra tangled than the final, Myr additionally discovers he has detailed talents to help their cause—the Redeemers.
As the energy of the Redeemers grows, so does the variety of enemies they have to face. every one member in their alliance has his or her personal demons to conflict, and Myr needs to confront the reality approximately himself and develop into the chief they want. along his lover Ryall and the folks who've develop into his family—as good as a few not likely friends—Myr and the Redeemers needs to arrange for struggle. in the event that they fall, the town within the rain will stick to.
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He put a hand on her face. ” Myr headed up to the bedroom to change. Becca took Quinn off to the dining room, leaving the men to talk. ” Durrik asked. “Yes,” Gavin said. ” Once Gavin had them all in the office and was satisfied no one was listening in, he settled into his desk chair. ” He steepled his hands and looked the man in the eyes. ” Misha flinched. ” Gavin looked at Durrik. ” The Ruvi swallowed, the protrusion of his throat moving up and down notably. “I am well suited to them, the king is full aware of that.
He had her pinned to the floor in a matter of moments. He held her down firmly until the red bled back to gray, like a drop of water into a pool of dye. ” She nodded, mouth a tense line. He helped her to her feet. “Quinn, I know you are upset, but you are still a child. ” Her calm shattered again. “A child? Do you forget what hell I have been through? What blood is on my hands? I have done things grown men could not conceive of. I lost my innocence years ago. ” She shook her head. ” For all her venomous words, Quinn was more sad than angry.
Then the attendant took firm hold of Myr’s chin to apply the lip stain that completed the doll’s face before moving on to Myr’s hair, which went up in a bun near the nape of his neck. He could’ve easily been mistaken for a woman. His cheekbones were high, his nose slim and straight. His chin was pointed and his eyes large. On occasion certain clients preferred him in a dress. The attendant assessed the overall look with a critical eye before nodding in approval and reaching for perfume. He applied the scent behind Myr’s ears and at the pulse points of his wrists.
A Curse on the Mountain by Missouri Dalton