A Working of Stars (Mageworlds) by Debra Doyle, James D. Macdonald
By Debra Doyle, James D. Macdonald
The hot novel within the sweeping Mageworlds series.
On the planet Entibor, Arekhon sus-Khalgath sus Peledaen has came upon guard and family tranquility along with his previous love, Elaeli Inadi, on the cost of what he had left at the back of: a dispersed and shattered Mage-Circle, an estranged brother who had attempted to kill him, and a homeworld at the cusp of huge cultural upheaval.
Arekhon reveals himself impelled homeward via unusual desires and prophetic visions. the nice Working—the attempt to do the unthinkable and reunite a galaxy lengthy sundered by way of the space Between—remains incomplete, left unfinished within the aftermath of the dissolution of Arehkon’s Mage-Circle. yet an excessive amount of strength and too many lives were poured into the operating already; and it can't finish as long as any of the Circle contributors stay alive and certain into it.
Home, regrettably, isn’t a secure position for Arehkon to be in the meanwhile. For Eraasi has changed—and the nice fleet households on the heart of the Eraasian tradition are girding for war.
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The cultist was stripped to the waist, chains binding its torso. The symbol of an eight-pointed star was carved into the visible flesh beneath. The creature was completely hairless, the frontal lobes of its brain having grown in such a distorted manner that the cultist's whole skull had been swollen out of shape. Its pupilless eyes shone with an intense white inner light and an aura of coruscating energy enclosed its entire body. Dagan could feel the static charge prickling on his skin. The creature was levitating a full half metre above the floor of the chamber.
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