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By Benedict Jacka

Issues are going good for Alex Verus. He's on reasonably stable phrases with the Council, his apprentice is settling in and his store in Camden is gaining relatively a reputation.

But while a mysterious girl bursts into the Arcana Emporium one evening with an murderer on her tail, Alex is thrown right into a plot to restore a long-forbidden ritual. His previous enemies are after the key, in addition to a Council mage named Belthas and a mercenary named Garrick, and at the least one among them is making an attempt to get Alex killed - if he merely knew which.

He can see the longer term, yet understanding who to belief is anything else.

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So it hadn’t been my fault, but my choices had been limited to taking Nathaniel and possibly killing him, or letting Jason take one for the team. He’d been happy to do it. Very happy. And strangely our friendship had survived it, but every once in a while I couldn’t pretend it hadn’t happened, and that made me uncomfortable. “I love the fact that I can make you blush, now,” he said. ” He laughed, but there was something in his eyes that was more serious than laughter. ” I didn’t like how suddenly serious he was.

I think he wanted her to seduce an alpha of another pack that he wanted to own. She refused, and instead of taking it out on her, he took it out on me. ” “All lycanthropes heal fast,” I said. “I seem to heal faster than most, not as fast as Chimera did, but close. He thought it had something to do with how easily we could both go from one form to another. ” “Makes sense,” I said. My voice was utterly calm, as if we were talking about the weather. The trick to hearing awful memories is not to be horrified.

He touched my face, gently. ” I frowned, then laughed, then frowned again. ” “I may be your Nimir-Raj and a dominant, but, Anita, I spent years at the mercy of Chimera. He was crazy and a sociopath. 01 7/29/04 12:01 PM Page 26 26 LAURELL K. HAMILTON grown. It showed his profile for a moment, and because I was in the mood to pick, I asked something I’d been debating on for weeks. I traced the bridge of his nose. “When I first met you, your nose looked like it had been badly broken. ” “Yes,” and his voice was soft when he said it.

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