By Barbara Hambly

As soon as the main robust mage within the land, Jenny Waynest is now a damaged girl. After being possessed and corrupted through the demon Amayon, she misplaced every thing she holds dear--even the belief of her husband. but Lord John Aversin has torments of his personal: thoughts of the gorgeous and harsh Aohila, demon queen of a rival hell, whom he'd tricked into delivering the assistance he had to unfastened Jenny. Now, condemned to dying for trafficking with demons, John can't forgive himself for starting the door to a miles larger evil--an evil that also haunts his goals. and never simply his goals . . .

For a vengeful Aohila wishes mortal relief in geographical regions past her energy, and who larger to supply it than Lord John? Blackmailed into cooperating, John needs to struggle his approach via incredible horrors in search of a prize which may doom the area he has left in the back of . . .

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Echoed Arkan. She waved at him to be silent. ‘Your father chose to carry warning to the humans in the south. He had been the first to recognize the danger Delekhan and The Six were to our people, but knew he could not find allies enough among the clans to oppose them. So he sought those to the south who might be able to stop Delekhan. ’ Arkan wanted to ask a question, but he remained silent. ’ Arkan stared at her. None of this was widely known. ’ ‘Narab,’ she said. ‘When Narab killed Delekhan’s son and rose to take command of Clan Badger, he needed to make peace with me.

Their clans had never merged while her husband lived, but with Delekhan’s death she had deftly integrated the Badgers into the Snow Leopards. She was now the only force among the moredhel with enough power to thwart Narab. A warrior motioned for him to dismount as he reached his aunt’s tent, a sprawling thing divided into several segments by cleverly hung curtains. Inside, across an expanse of fine wool rugs, Liallan reclined on a pile of furs wearing travel garb made from the costliest of materials.

No more than usual,’ said the warrior in charge of the post with a wry chuckle. He extended his hand. ’ ‘Let’s hope our aunt feels the same,’ answered Arkan, taking his arm. Each gripped the other’s wrist. ’ Arkan didn’t try to hide his surprise. ’ With a slight smile the broad-shouldered fighter nodded once. ‘Head straight to the split in the trail, then right to the small clearing above the main camp. ’ Helmon was correct: Arkan found the pavilion he sought with ease. A great tent had been erected on a plateau overlooking the largest encampment in the area.

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