By Terry Brooks
8 centuries in the past the 1st Knight of the note used to be commissioned to strive against 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 dwelling hell and humanity's future.
Then, after many years of carrier to the note, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary religion. Haunted via guilt, he turns his again on his dread present, settling right down to construct a standard existence, untroubled by means of demons and nightmares.
But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, that can bend the Knight's magic to its personal evil ends. And as soon as the demons on Ross's path song him to Seattle, neither he nor a person with regards to him should be secure. His simply wish is Nest Freemark, a school scholar who wields a rare magic all her personal. 5 years past, Ross had aided Nest while the way forward for humanity rested upon her selection among observe and Void. Now Nest needs to go back the prefer. She needs to restoration Ross's religion, or his life--and hers--will be forfeit . . .
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There was a pause. I remembered a lady in New Zealand telling me about her little son, who had pins and needles in his legs. ’ Well, I had lemonade everything, right now. My skin fizzed. It felt like lice were crawling through my scalp, then I got the horrible idea that maybe the packing material was full of lice. It wasn’t impossible. There was a creaking noise, then a slam, and sudden darkness. He had shut the door. I started breathing again. The itching in my hair stopped, so I assumed that maybe I didn’t have lice.
It mightn’t save us – nothing might – but it did give us an extra glimmer of hope. I was grateful for any glimmer at that stage, however slight. The truck kept going. It was quite a straight road and it was bitumen. That could mean Wirrawee, but there was no certainty about it. It could equally mean Risdon, or West Stratton. The only thing I was sure of was that we weren’t on the main road to Stratton itself. Lee took a look through a crack in the door and came back to report that he could see at least one truck behind us.
So what happened with Kevin was that he had some kind of breakdown. Andrea, my friendly counsellor in New Zealand would have had a name for it. Nervous breakdown I guess, except I’ve never been too sure what that means. The conversation started well, because Kevin came back quite proudly. He even cracked a little smile. All because of his great discovery. The little room he’d found contained a toilet and some cleaning stuff: a couple of big brooms, a few buckets, junk like that. Having a toilet was huge news.
A Knight of the Word (The Word and the Void Trilogy, Book 2) by Terry Brooks