By Terry Brooks
8 centuries in the past the 1st Knight of the notice was once commissioned to strive against the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has handed to John Ross--along with strong magic and the information that his activities are all that stand among a dwelling hell and humanity's future.
Then, after a long time of carrier to the note, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary religion. Haunted by way of guilt, he turns his again on his dread present, settling right down to construct a regular lifestyles, untroubled by way of demons and nightmares.
But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, that can bend the Knight's magic to its personal evil ends. And as soon as the demons on Ross's path song him to Seattle, neither he nor someone with regards to him could be secure. His in simple terms desire is Nest Freemark, a faculty scholar who wields a unprecedented magic all her personal. 5 years previous, Ross had aided Nest whilst the way forward for humanity rested upon her selection among notice and Void. Now Nest needs to go back the want. She needs to repair Ross's religion, or his life--and hers--will be forfeit . . .
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8 centuries in the past the 1st Knight of the note was once commissioned to wrestle the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has handed to John Ross--along with robust magic and the information that his activities are all that stand among a residing hell and humanity's future.
Then, after a long time of provider to the observe, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary religion. Haunted through guilt, he turns his again on his dread reward, settling all the way down to construct an ordinary lifestyles, untroubled via demons and nightmares.
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