The Winged Assassin (The Fire Thief Book 2) by Gwynn White, Erin St. Pierre
English | 2019 | Fantasy | ePUB | 2.6 Mb
The Winged Assassin : As the world teeters on the edge of destruction, Stasha’s magic grows …
Ex-pit fighter Stasha burns to kill the fae king who invaded her land and destroyed her home. But the bargain she made to save her best friend from the king’s death camp has come at a high price: she must set aside her revenge quest to accompany Prince Averin Trysael to the kingdom of Zephyr. Unable to trust the tight-lipped royal by her side, she suspects her journey could end in prison. Worse, she could be forced to use her magic for evil.
But as the soldiers and the monsters of the road surround them, a far greater danger awaits Stasha in a stunning skyward city. And when the monarchy’s family secret reveals just how close the enemy king is to triumph, her hidden magic may be the only thing that can prevent the slaughter of millions.
If she can learn to control her magic before it kills her first…
Can Stasha slay the realm’s darkest foe before her own secrets spell her end?
“She tossed her head back and grinned. “Well then, at least some good has come out of meeting you.”
“Some good? I’m sure you can do better than that.” She caught the squeal of the temple’s wrought iron gate opening. “After you, pit princess.”
She snorted. “Always so gallant.” She passed through and stopped just short of a sliver of light cast by the tree in the temple. A hundred or more paces away, still its magic tingled across her skin. From the shadows, she asked, “Who can I thank for your gallantry?”
Averin closed the gate but didn’t move into the temple. One side of his face was bathed in soft golden light, while the other was lost in shadow. It summed up the enigmatic Averin perfectly. “My mother. You’ll understand when you meet her.”
Her stomach knotted. “Do you get along with her?” With no experience of mothers, she had no clue how to behave around his. It didn’t help that his mother was the queen of Zephyr. “What’s her name?”
“Geminara. Excuse me; I meant Queen Geminara. Titles, honor, and appearance are very important to my mother. As to getting along with her—that would be a yes and a no.”