By Chris Evans
Bones jutted from the sand at angles—not extraordinary angles, notwithstanding, for that might recommend that there have been methods bones may perhaps protrude that made sense—and the eyes of these nonetheless dwelling stared and observed not anything. Amidst a scene of carnage on a wasteland battlefield included in metal snow, significant Konowa fast Dragon sees his destiny, and it really is one soaking wet in shadow and blood. by no means brain that he has gained a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire. He got here right here looking for his misplaced regiment of elves, whereas the Imperial Prince got here trying to find the treasures of a magical library, and either ventures have failed. yet Konowa is familiar with, as do the Iron Elves—both dwelling and dead—that one other, way more very important conflict now looms prior to them. The crusade within the barren region used to be purely the most recent difficulty at the twisted, darkening course prime inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the ultimate war of words with the scary Shadow Monarch. during this 3rd novel of musket and magic in Chris Evans’s Iron Elves saga, Konowa’s final trip is fraught with escalating risk. an enormous, black wooded area unearths a brand new resource of darkish energy, spawning creatures much more vast than the blood bushes from which they evolve. The maniacally risky former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, top a military of starving beasts bent on totally destroying the Iron Elves. A reluctant hero, deepest Alwyn Renwar, struggles to keep up his connection to this international and that of the loyalty of the colours of the lifeless. And in a maze of underground tunnels, Visyna Tekoy, whom Konowa counts between these he has enjoyed and misplaced, fights for her existence opposed to the very elves he so desperately desires to locate. And so Konowa units off from this Canyon of Bones, pursuing his freedom from a curse that has forged his existence in darkness. For although his lengthy, violent trek may well certainly lead him to his future, he's sick ready for the invention he'll make . . . with the destiny of the Iron Elves, and the area, hinging at the braveness of 1 wrathful elf.
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Extra resources for Ashes of a Black Frost: Book Three of The Iron Elves
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t plan on spending the rest of my life, living or dead, tracking them down one by one. ” The cheer that greeted this pronouncement was hardly boisterous, but it had a flinty edge to it that filled Konowa with hope. The regiment was still with him . . or at least those living were. “You ask a lot,” Private Renwar said in his new role as spokesman of the shades. He spoke quietly and carefully, sounding more like the young soldier Konowa knew. Konowa chose to view it as a positive sign even if the response wasn’t.
More pain would be required. Much more. They twisted the remaining shards of roots into two distinct shapes. The first wound itself into a corkscrew shape that drilled back into the ground, anchoring the tree in place. The second took the form of a massive claw, and began crawling inch by inch in the opposite direction. The sarka har groaned as the tension built on its trunk. Cracks began to appear in their new bark that quickly spread to the wood beneath. The more the claw crawled the bigger the cracks grew until the night was shattered by explosive ripping and splintering.
So,” the Prince said, looking around at the assembled soldiers. He seemed to struggle for what to say, opening and closing his mouth a few times as he searched for the words. His gaze fell on Alwyn, but if he was startled by the private’s appearance he showed no sign of it. Spying Rallie, he dipped his head in acknowledgment and stood up a little straighter as she dutifully poised her quill above her scroll. “So,” the Prince began again, his voice stronger this time. “I should like to congratulate you all on a battle well fought.