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By Mercedes Lackey

Mags was an enslaved orphan residing a harsh existence within the mines, till the King's personal bring in chanced on his expertise and expert him as a secret agent. Now a bring in in his personal correct, on the newly proven Heralds' Collegium, Mags has discovered a supportive kinfolk, together with his spouse Dallen.

Although usually a bring in in his first yr of Whites will be despatched off on circuit, Mags is required just about domestic for his talents as a secret agent and his robust Mindspeech reward. there's a mystery, treacherous plot in the royal court docket to smash the Heralds. the location turns into dire after the lifetime of Mags' mentor, King's personal Nikolas, is imperiled. His daughter Amily is selected because the new King's personal, a sophisticated and unsafe task that's made extra so by means of this perilous time. Can Mags and Amily retailer the court docket, the Heralds, and the Collegium itself?

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Fingers and toes would Boneshaker 53 • • • • • • • • • • • • fall away, and in time, the body might fully transform into a parody of the undead “rotters” who no doubt still shambled hopelessly through the walled-up quarters. Despite the obvious drawbacks, the drug was in high demand. And since the demand was good, Rector was ready with a full as­ sortment of pipes, suggestions, and tiny paper-wrapped packets of lemon sap. Briar had tried to keep Zeke away from Rector, but there was only so much she could do to restrain him—and, at the very least, Rector did not seem interested in letting Zeke sell or abuse the sap.

It smelled funny. She’d been holding it for half a minute before she noticed, and anyway, the smell was so familiar it almost went un­ remarked. She held the scrap of paper up to her face and sniffed it hard. It might only be her imagination. There was one good way to find out. Cherie Priest 50 • • • • • • • • • • • • Down the hall and into her own room she dashed, and she dug around in her tall, creaky wardrobe until she found it—a fragment of lens left over from the early days, the bad old days .

Despite the obvious drawbacks, the drug was in high demand. And since the demand was good, Rector was ready with a full as­ sortment of pipes, suggestions, and tiny paper-wrapped packets of lemon sap. Briar had tried to keep Zeke away from Rector, but there was only so much she could do to restrain him—and, at the very least, Rector did not seem interested in letting Zeke sell or abuse the sap. Anyway, Zeke was mostly interested in the community, the camaraderie, and the chance to fit in with a batch of boys who wouldn’t throw blue dye on him or hold him down and write terrible things across his face.

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