The Bone Doll's Twin (The Tamir Triad, Book 1) by Lynn Flewelling

By Lynn Flewelling

Occasionally the cost of future is greater than somebody imagined....

Dark Magic, Hidden Destiny

For 3 centuries a divine prophecy and a line of warrior queens safe Skala. however the humans grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his younger part sister's throne.

Now plague and drought stalk the land, battle with Skala's historical rival Plenimar drains the country's lifeblood, and to be born girl into the royal line has turn into a dying sentence because the king fights to make sure the succession of his basically inheritor, a son. For King Erius the best danger comes from his personal line -- and from Illior's devoted, who unfold the Oracle's phrases to a doubting populace.

As noblewomen old and young perish mysteriously, the king's nephew -- his sister's in basic terms baby -- grows towards manhood. yet unbeknownst to the king or the boy, unusual, haunted Tobin is the princess's daughter, given male shape by means of a depressing magic to guard her until eventually she will declare her rightful destiny.

Only Tobin's noble father, wizards of Illior, and an outlawed woodland witch understand the reality. basically they could guard younger Tobin from a king's wrath, a mother's insanity, and the terrifying rage of her brother's demon spirit, made up our minds to avenge his brutal murder....

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The Bone Doll's Twin (The Tamir Triad, Book 1)

Occasionally the cost of future is greater than somebody imagined. .. .

Dark Magic, Hidden Destiny

For 3 centuries a divine prophecy and a line of warrior queens safe Skala. however the humans grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his younger part sister's throne.

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As noblewomen old and young perish mysteriously, the king's nephew -- his sister's in basic terms baby -- grows towards manhood. yet unbeknownst to the king or the boy, unusual, haunted Tobin is the princess's daughter, given male shape through a gloomy magic to guard her until eventually she will declare her rightful destiny.

Only Tobin's noble father, wizards of Illior, and an outlawed wooded area witch recognize the reality. simply they could safeguard younger Tobin from a king's wrath, a mother's insanity, and the terrifying rage of her brother's demon spirit, made up our minds to avenge his brutal homicide. .. .

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There's an idea,' said Bugg, 'raise the taxes. ' 'Fine,' snapped Rucket, 'I'm leaving. Another petition rejected by the King. ' Tehol asked. ' 'Oh, give her a kiss and squeeze, husband. ' Tehol leapt to his feet, and then quickly sat back down. 'In a moment,' he gasped. 'Gives a new meaning to regal bearing,' commented Bugg. But Rucket was smiling. ' asked Bugg. ' 'I'm the Royal Engineers - yes, all of them. ' 'And Spittoon Mangier,' Tehol added. The others frowned. Bugg scowled at Tehol. ' Brys asked.

His languid, dark eyes looked almost sleepy. At last, something shivered up Trumb's spine to curl worm-like on the back of his neck. He licked suddenly dry lips. ' the guard asked. ' Sergeant Badan Gruk allowed himself the barest of sighs - not enough to be visible to anyone - and watched with relief as the Letherii guard led Skulldeath towards the gaol-block lining one wall of the garrison compound. The other marines sat motionless on their horses, but their tension was a stink in Badan's nostrils, and under his hauberk sweat ran in streams.

Brys stepped forward. ' 'Oh, it's always about the army with you. ' 'It's not boots,' said Brys. ' 'They're going to train without boots? ' 'I want to make use of these Malazans quartered in our city. These "marines". And their tactics. I want to reinvent the entire Letherii military. ' 'She does. ' T imagine not. ' Brys frowned. 'You're asking me? ' Bugg asked. Tehol rubbed his chin, and then nodded. 'That would be wise, yes, Bugg. Very wise. ' demanded Rucket. ' 'Great. ' Tehol fidgeted on his throne.

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