By Rachel Aaron
Eli Monpress is useless. he is cocky. And he is a thief.
But he is a thief who has simply visible his bounty crowned and he is not satisfied approximately it. The bounty topper, because it seems, is his ally, bodyguard, and grasp swordsman, Josef. Who has been preserving secrets and techniques from Eli. it seems that, he is the single prince of a slightly feisty kingdom and his mom (a ambitious queen who is every piece as pushed and obdurate as he's) desires him to return domestic and do his accountability, this means that throwing over own objectives like proving he is the best swordsman who ever lived.
Family drama apart, Eli and Josef have their arms complete. The Spirit court docket has been usurped by means of the Council of Thrones and anyone calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging a major invasion. yet it is not simply politics --- the Immortal Empress has a particular objective in brain: Eli Monpress, the best thief on this planet.
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Certain, Myron, thank you,” Alber stated prior to Sara may possibly snap again and make issues even worse. “Your opinion is famous. Now, if you’re performed antagonizing my wizard, what have you ever acquired for me? ” With one ultimate, soiled examine Sara, Myron reached into his jacket and pulled out a packet of folded papers. “We have 5 thousand squaddies on lively accountability around the Council,” he acknowledged, spreading out the stack of figure-covered papers at the desk. He pulled a map from the satchel beside him and laid that out besides. “I imagine we will be able to adequately suppose that any assault will commence as ahead of, at Osera. ” His finger tapped an extended island simply off the Council’s jap coast. “As good as being geographically within the means for an invasion from around the Unseen Sea, Osera is the Council’s maximum naval strength. forget about them, and the Empress could have Oseran ships at her again whereas she’s scuffling with us at the mainland. cross a ways sufficient to get round them, and she or he lands within the mountains. ” His finger traveled north, tapping the wild mountain state that shaped the Council’s northern border. “Or the jungle. ” His finger went south to the plush, tropical nightmare that lined the Council’s reduce tip. “There’s no manner round it. She has to take Osera first. Now, i will be able to have our present forces to the coast in a month. With reserves, country-by-country conscripts, and heavy recruitment, we will most likely box one other 10000 within the subsequent months. education will take one other 4. ” “That’s six months,” Sara acknowledged. “We don’t have—” “I can’t pull squaddies out of the air! ” Myron roared, status up so quick that his chair toppled at the back of him. “I’m conversing approximately males, wizardess, no longer spirits! males take time. i must stream them, equip them, train—” “Myron. ” the final stopped. Alber Whitefall was once sitting at his table as prior to, calm as ever, yet his eyes have been slender and his mouth was once a skinny, clamped line. “Myron,” he acknowledged back in a tender, measured voice. “Do your most sensible. Don’t fear approximately Sara. simply get me as many infantrymen as you could. Understood? ” “Yes, service provider Prince,” Myron grumbled. “Excellent. ” Alber gave him a grin. “You’d higher move start. Time is losing. ” Myron Whitefall didn't glance happy by means of the dismissal, yet he amassed his papers and stomped into the corridor with no remark. “Why is he in command of our military back? ” Sara stated the instant the web page closed the door. “Because his mom was once very insistent,” Alber responded, status up with a sigh. “And simply because he’s now not a foul common. He did safe the northlands, if you’ll keep in mind. You’re seeing him at his worst. He was once by no means one for politics, yet he’s relatively sturdy with the warriors. ” Sara glanced on the door and gave a dismissive snicker. “I can have informed you the Empress might opt for Osera. ” “Yes, good, you have got the good thing about event, don’t you? ” the service provider Prince stated, pouring himself a finger of brandy from the bottle at the desk at the back of him. “And the day you are feeling like marshaling our military, i'll be very happy to allow you to. till then, Myron must do.