The Spirit War (Eli Monpress Book 4)

By Rachel Aaron

Eli Monpress is useless. he is cocky. And he is a thief.

But he is a thief who has simply noticeable his bounty crowned and he isn't chuffed approximately it. The bounty topper, because it seems, is his ally, bodyguard, and grasp swordsman, Josef. Who has been protecting secrets and techniques from Eli. it seems that, he is the one prince of a slightly feisty kingdom and his mom (a bold queen who is every piece as pushed and obdurate as he's) wishes him to come back domestic and do his accountability, this means that throwing over own targets like proving he is the best swordsman who ever lived.

Family drama apart, Eli and Josef have their palms complete. The Spirit courtroom has been usurped by means of the Council of Thrones and an individual calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging an incredible invasion. yet it isn't simply politics --- the Immortal Empress has a particular objective in brain: Eli Monpress, the best thief on the earth.

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Miranda let loose the breath she didn’t observe she’d been protecting. “Thank you, grasp Banage. ” Banage nodded. “So,” he stated. “The mysterious Shepherdess who instructions all spirits. I’d heard snippets, tricks, yet you could by no means get a spirit to speak it seems that approximately such issues. to listen to it from the Shaper Mountain is anything certainly, although i assume demons sufficiently big to make Alric panic can get even nice Spirits speaking approximately issues they’d really now not. ” He begun chuckling, like this was once a few form of shaggy dog story, and seemed over at Miranda. “You by no means deliver excellent news, do you? ” “You by no means ship me anyplace easy,” Miranda protested. Banage smiled. “You will be wasted on effortless issues. ” “It turns out not anything is simple anymore,” Miranda stated with a deep sigh. “It appears like the realm is falling aside. huge, immense demons, the League in panic, spirits turning out to be sleepier, the Shaper Mountain speaking concerning the Shepherdess along with her stars and favorites and the way this global isn’t because it was once. weeks in the past, I didn’t even be aware of needless to say if the Shepherdess existed. Now I’m terrified that she’s no longer doing no matter what it truly is she’s imagined to do. How will we do our activity and shield the spirit global after we recognize so little? ” Banage shook his head. “As my spirits like to take me back to the fact, people are creatures of blindness and lack of expertise. we should do not forget that even if we have a tendency to see this global as ours, we're in simple terms tiny items of the bigger entire and there's in simple terms loads we will switch. The demons, for example, we needs to go away to the League. We definitely can't struggle them, no longer with no risking our spirits. no matter if we have been keen to stand them, we might simply be defeated. As for the remainder, we will basically do what we have now continually performed. The court docket will stand by means of its oaths and do what it could to guard the spirit international from no matter what threatens it—wizard, famous person, or Shepherdess. ” “Master Banage,” Miranda stated, her throat going dry. “With most of these threats, i need to ask yourself, probably we must always take the service provider Prince’s compromise. ” The Rector’s head snapped to examine her. “He promised it should merely be defense,” Miranda acknowledged fast, sooner than she misplaced her braveness. “Look round, we're on my own. The Spirit courtroom is splitting in . How will we stand company after we are so divided? ” “We are usually not divided. ” Banage’s voice minimize the heavy air like a sour, burning knife. “The precise court docket is the following. those that decide on political ambition over their oaths will not be Spiritualists. ” “But this is often the Immortal Empress! ” Miranda cried, her voice pleading. “If this have been only a struggle among international locations, i wouldn't query your determination, however the Empress is varied. Her first assault was once terrifying adequate to make the warring kingdoms put out of your mind their bickering and unite as a Council to stand a standard foe. yet even united, it took every little thing we needed to flip the Empress away. Now she’s coming to complete the kill, and every thing we've got may well now not be sufficient. I don’t like Blint, yet I comprehend the place he and each Spiritualist who went to the Council stands. they're scuffling with to shield their lives as they recognize them.

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