The Ships of Air: The Fall of Ile-Rien (The Fall of by Martha Wells

By Martha Wells

Identified for her lush, elaborate worlds and intricate characters, acclaimed writer Martha Wells has extremely joyful readers together with her outstanding fable novels of bold and wit. With The Wizard Hunters she introduced her such a lot bold project yet-the go back to the loved global of the Nebula Award-nominated The demise of the Necromancer and the autumn of Ile-Rien. Now the saga maintains in a triumph of suspense and mind's eye. regardless of a valiant fight opposed to greater forces, the rustic of Ile-Rien has fallen to the onslaught of the relentless Gardier, a faceless military of sorcerers made up our minds to beat all civilization. to avoid wasting the remnants of her state, former playwright Tremaine Valiarde undertakes an epic trip to prevent the Gardier. Rescuing the proud send Queen Ravenna from destruction, Tremaine and a resolute band of sorcerers and warriors set sail throughout magical seas on a voyage of probability and discovery. For the key to defeating the enemy-and to rescuing the realm from the Gardier's inimitable hatred-lies a ways past the partitions of the area, and simply the tenuous ties of friendship and honor will retain the band jointly. however the Gardier aren't the one evil during this tumultuous international, and an historic terror stalks the ornate rooms and shadowy decks of the Queen Ravenna-a strength so malevolent and enigmatic that even the transforming into energy of the sorcerer's sphere is probably not adequate to avoid wasting Ile-Rien from utter damage.

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He nodded, pressing his lips together. ” One of the Syprians protested. Tremaine craned her neck and saw it was Dannor. Of course. ” Tremaine saw Halian’s face suffuse with red. Ilias muttered something under his breath that hadn’t been included in the sphere’s translation spell. But it was obvious the others agreed, except maybe Arites, who was staring around in anxious curiosity. It’s a good thing they don’t know Niles is a sorcerer, Tremaine realized. Ilias knew from his brief visit to Ile-Rien, but he didn’t look inclined to mention it.

We should have found out he was new to the village, that no one saw the family he said the curseling killed. But even if they had, would it have really made them suspicious of Licias? He had lived at Andrien in apparent friendship for months before he had finally revealed what and who he was. Thinking about it, Ilias was beginning to wonder if the things the Rienish did, the way they used curses to build and cure and protect, was the way it was supposed to be. If Syprian wizards like Ixion had somehow looked at those things through a distorted glass, twisting them out of their original purpose into something terrible.

Tremaine continued down to the next deck, finding a smaller carpeted lounge, mercifully un- 26 Martha Wells occupied, with one wall taken up by the steward’s office. It was covered in sleek wood and had etched glass windows; there was a light on inside and the door stood open. Tremaine hesitated then decided not to bother them. If she did, it would just give someone the opportunity to give her a lot of unnecessary instructions and orders. Four large corridors led off from here, two toward the bow and two toward the stern.

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