By Diana Pharaoh Francis
THERE ARE sturdy men. THERE ARE undesirable men. after which THERE’S MAX. Max is familiar with what trusting the inaccurate individual can fee you. Her former good friend Giselle, a strong witch, enslaved Max years in the past, turning her right into a Shadowblade—a lethal warrior pressured to struggle for Giselle. yet there’s extra at stake now than Max’s thirst for revenge. The Guardians, overseers of the mystical international, have declared struggle on humanity and on any witches now not status with them. Max and Giselle have come to an uneasy truce so as to guard what’s left of Horngate, their coven’s domestic. Max may do whatever for Horngate—even supply herself over to a mysterious otherworldly creature within the within reach mountains in alternate for his aid. yet first, she intends to save lots of the mortal kinfolk she left at the back of. And Alexander, the Shadowblade warrior who may be her closest best friend or her deadliest enemy, goes along with her. On a street journey into the unknown, Max and Alexander face wild magic, determined enemies, and battles that bruise either physique and soul. however the maximum problem will come from unforeseen revelations that attempt every little thing Max believes approximately who she is—and the place her loyalties lie. . . .
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It had been a long shot. The shaman who made it was powerful but nothing like Scooter. She opened her hand. The wound had mostly closed, thanks to her healing spells. Her stomach cramped sharply, and she wobbled dizzily. The spells were sucking more out of her than she had to give. For days, she’d been eating enough to feed the entire Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line, and it still wasn’t enough. She stepped over the tack strip and grabbed a power bar from the stack on her nightstand, left there for just this purpose.
She pulled her sleeves down over them. Next, she donned her shoulder holster. 45, and on the right was a pouch containing eight extra clips, half with hollow-point bullets, half with shot shells. Hollow points worked well on humans and even fairy creatures, if you hit them dead in the brain. The latter always healed, however. Shot shells debilitated them longer. The steel shot was mostly iron and stayed in the bodies, poisoning them. 9mm to her ankle before lacing up her boots. She ate another power bar as she went through her living room to her apartment door.
The light flared like a lighthouse beacon through an opening at the top. Max leaped up and through, quick and silent as a panther. She dropped to a crouch on the other side, gravel crunching beneath her feet. In front of her was an angel, his back to her, his legs braced wide. He wore black leather jeans and a leather vest cut to allow his silver wings to emerge. They swept upward over his head, each metallic feather shining with razor edges. Black hair cascaded down to his shoulders in sharp contrast to his marble-white skin.