A Magic of Twilight: Book One of the Nessantico Cycle by S. L. Farrell

By S. L. Farrell

The breathtaking first novel in an excellent new fable seriesA masterwork of myth, The Nessantico Cycle is the epic story of an empire at its top, but poised near to what can be a devastating descent into smash. informed from the viewpoints of diverse characters, it's a sweeping saga of homicide and magic (portrayed either as a strong faith and a forbidden art), of deception and betrayal, of Machiavellian politics, star-crossed fanatics, and a realm dealing with conflict on each entrance.

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The Archigos waved to the crowds lining the boulevard even as he continued to speak to Ana. ” she managed to blurt out. “I thought . ” “I know what you thought,” Archigos ca’Millac answered. ”  Mahri H E LURKED AT THE FRINGES of the crowd, as he always did. Watching, as he always did. Even in the warmth of the sun, Mahri wrapped himself in several layers, his clothing rent with great tears and the hems all tattered, the patterns on the cloth smeared with filth and blackened where they dragged the ground.

He leaned in closely, so that she could see herself in the dark pupils of his eyes. “The greater the gift, the greater the cost,” he whispered. “You will learn that, O’Téni. ” A Mag ic o f Tw ilight 47  Karl ci’Vliomani “D HASPI CE’COENI was a damned fool. ” Karl chopped his arms through the turgid air of the basement as if he were slicing a sword through the man’s neck—a gesture, he realized, that was probably prophetic for the captured ce’Coeni. He spoke in Paeti, the language of the island he called home, a language he was certain few would understand here even if they could overhear it.

Ana felt her cheeks flush again, but the fatigue made her response slow. “Archigos, I—” He waved off her protest with a gentle laugh. “I was never in any real danger. The Numetodo haven’t the faith to truly use the Ilmodo. His attack would never have reached me, even if you’d done nothing, not with the a’téni here. ” His grin tempered what might have been a rebuke. “I’m sorry for my presumption,” she told him. “I should have realized . ” “There’s no need to apologize, Vajica. You’ve only shown me that what I was told about you was correct.

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