Cast in Shadow (The Chronicles of Elantra, Book 1) by Michelle Sagara

By Michelle Sagara

Seven years in the past Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, figuring out that anything was once after her. young children have been being murdered-- and all had a similar extraordinary markings that mysteriously seemed on her personal skin....

Since then, she's realized to learn, she's discovered to struggle and she's turn into one of many vaunted Hawks who patrol and police town of Elantra. along the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani, she's made a spot for herself, faraway from the suggest streets of her birth.

But young ones are once more loss of life, and a dismal and customary trend is rising. Kaylin is ordered again into Nightshade with a companion she understands she can't belief, a Dragon lord for a better half and a tool to comprise her powers-- powers that no different human has. Her activity is simple-- locate the killer, cease the murders...and continue to exist the attentions of these who declare to be her allies!

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Christmas was a day of muggy heat and seas that heaved without a ripple. Always in my past that day had come with winter weather and had been spent indoors. Here we all lay in our deck chairs, spent and indolent, shading ourselves from the white glare of the sky and the dazzle of the sea. To celebrate the day there was an elaborate Christmas dinner and a concert. The heavy food, the wines, the rather wailing music, and the menacing needs of the morrow sent me state. I felt lost and far away, my too strong to grapple with the problems before me.

We passed through the door. The room was bright, its hangings were of buff upon which the sun streamed through its two wide-open windows. I saw a yellow table, a vase of great red roses, and behind it a man rising to greet us. Lord Mora! Of course, I knew I was going to meet him, I had not realized how instantly he would seem one of the great men of the world. He was more than handsome tall, rather spare man of fifty-five, active and graceful. His iron-gray hair was closely cut, showing the structure of a most beautiful head, proud, intelligent, and gallant.

For a few moments it was impossible not to feel that one was in the heart of desolate mountains. High above, shutting out the sun, rose the rusty talus slopes of the cliffs; the air was cool; the train swayed and creaked and screamed on sharp curves; and there was not a sign of a human being except ourselves. Presently the gorge narrowed and became wild and almost sinister. Then abruptly on either side the cliffs, like a portal, fell back, and we were in a valley shaped like a broadbottomed U. Its slowly rising sides were everywhere terraced, with trees, grass, gardens, dark soil, sharply-climbing earthy roads, and here and there low, brown stone houses.

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