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The shrine

The shrine

A Chapter by Isemay


If there were more thieves among the women taken by Malav’s soldiers they were choosing not to reveal themselves. Cerik didn’t blame them...
Not his brother

Not his brother

A Chapter by Isemay


Silosyil remembered what grandfather had said as she watched Ayred draw himself up and give orders to Lutius and Aramen. A brother’s not his bro..
Soft

Soft

A Chapter by Isemay


Soft. He’d come because she said she needed him. Ayred seethed. She was curled around the tree in front of him and he felt like he might fall of..
Joined

Joined

A Chapter by Isemay


Esus helped Zius pack up his birds and send messages to Anykrocath and Isemalrocath before he left. A hand cart wasn’t ideal for the old man, bu..
Questions

Questions

A Chapter by Isemay


“How is she?” Ivhir took a moment to answer the Holy Father’s question. “Sleeping.”“Still? It’s past midday...
Word

Word

A Chapter by Isemay


“If Malav can raise the dead, did the terms say he had to be alive?” Ivhir’s perceptive question kept coming back to mind. The man h..
Heard

Heard

A Chapter by Isemay


Charyic ate the food that was brought, and despite feeling queasy managed to keep it down. This seemed to satisfy Alok and he sent her to the baths wi..
Either choice

Either choice

A Chapter by Isemay


Malav sent living soldiers back to Lallareth to reinforce those Cerik had sent. They would lie in wait for anyone who might try to escape that way and..
Sleepless

Sleepless

A Chapter by Isemay


Despite his seeming good nature, Silosyil couldn’t bring herself to trust the Light Bringer. And she was annoyed at how quickly Ayred had warmed..
Cruel

Cruel

A Chapter by Isemay


“You should have let us cut the skin off of one to make you a cover first.” Esus heard the disapproval in Ayred’s voice.“I don..
Direction

Direction

A Chapter by Isemay


Ayred looked at his shirt wadded on the ground, he had no particular desire to put it back on after it had been wrapped around the short man’s g..
Slipped away

Slipped away

A Chapter by Isemay


Ivhir woke with the sudden realization that the room was too quiet. And too cold. He stirred from his cot and realized at once that the window was wid..
Back to the palace

Back to the palace

A Chapter by Isemay


Charyic walked slowly through the city as the sun was rising, ostensibly she was on her way back to her room, but she didn’t feel any sense of u..
No different

No different

A Chapter by Isemay


Vennius struggled to contain his glee re-entering his shop. He had been right! The girl had gone to Isemalrocath. It had been the only place that made..
Taxing

Taxing

A Chapter by Isemay


By the time Ivhir had come to fetch him and the Holy Father had gone to her room, Charyic had spread out a meal of bread, cheese, and cold chicken, as..
Position earned

Position earned

A Chapter by Isemay


The priestess of Ayil had touched his hand as he’d given over the offering and smiled, murmuring, “Thank you.” Cerik knew that it wa..
Comfortable

Comfortable

A Chapter by Isemay


Ivhir was starting to wonder how long the Holy Father required to talk to Charyic. It was nearly time for lunch and he had not yet come out. He was de..
Before dawn

Before dawn

A Chapter by Isemay


Charyic had been thinking about going back to the temple ever since her talk with Isemal. She had visited Ayil twice, but not left anything for him, a..
Welcome home

Welcome home

A Chapter by Isemay


Esus flew desperately, not stopping for the night. It was still dark when he flew over the walls of Isemalrocath. Landing at the watchtower he peered ..
Sweets

Sweets

A Chapter by Isemay


The rumors of her keeping company with the Holy Father were apparently true. Vennius marveled at how such a relatively plain little thing, low born at..