Mortal Rites by Melissa McShane (Company of Strangers Book 3)
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 460 Kb
Mortal Rites: After finding two items they need to save Alaric’s people from the wizard who enslaves them, Sienne and her companions feel confident that success is just around the corner. But the quest takes a dark turn when they learn the next step leads them into the forbidden world of necromancy.
Hired to locate a missing man whose studies in the dark art could give them what they need, the companions soon discover how deep his secrets run—and encounter a creature that may be impossible for them to defeat.
A thrilling tale of life, death, and the shadow world between.
“Sienne and Perrin stared at each other. “This is far more interesting than poetry, epic or not,” Perrin said. “Shall we investigate?”
“Are you kidding? It would be the midge hive all over again.” Sienne drew in a breath and shouted, “Alaric! Dianthe! Kalanath! We found something!”
Hurried footsteps sounded on the stairs, and Dianthe appeared in the doorway. “Found—oh, by Kitane’s left arm,” she said, staring at the hole. “What is it?”
“There was a secret switch Sienne cleverly found,” Perrin said.
“Just so you didn’t go in there on your own. Remember the midges?”
“Is no one going to let me forget about them?” Sienne demanded.
More footsteps announced Kalanath’s arrival, followed immediately by Alaric, who had cobwebs in his short blond hair. “Attic,” he said. “But this is far more promising. Sienne, you didn’t go down there alone, did you?”
Sienne rolled her eyes. “I am teachable, you know. What should we do?”
Dianthe crouched next to the hole. “There’s a ladder going down, and it smells like a large room. Sienne, why don’t you make some lights, and I’ll see what I can see.”