By Karyn Henley
The stranger’s cloak had fallen again, and with it, an extended, white, blood-stained wing. When Melaia, a tender priestess, witnesses the grotesque homicide of a stranger within the temple courtyard, age-old legends recited in tune unexpectedly come to lifestyles. She discovers wings at the stranger, and the assassin takes the form of either a hawk and a guy. Angels. Shape-shifters. Myths and stories—until now. Melaia unearths herself in the midst of a blood feud among immortal brothers who destroyed the stairway to heaven, stranding angels within the earthly realm. whilst Melaia turns into a aim, she unearths safe haven with a band of angels trying to restoration the stairway. however the recovery is most unlikely with out settling an old debt—the “breath of angel, blood of man,” a money that consists of Melaia’s center, soul, and future.
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Iona turned to Melaia. ” “You know,” said Iona. ” Nuri handed over the feather and ran back to her basket. Melaia shivered as she ran her finger along the edge of the plume. It was as long as her forearm. She eyed the two dark birds circling overhead and slipped the feather under her waist sash like a sword. Peron danced up to Melaia the moment she returned to the temple with the older girls and their full herb baskets. “Hanni wants you at once, Mellie,” sang Peron, twirling her cloth doll. “I found a treasure for you,” said Nuri.
We’re in for a noisy night,” said Trevin. “A troupe of actors is staying here. ” He poured wine into the cups. Another cheer sounded. Melaia took her supper out to the rail overlooking the yard, and Trevin joined her. As they ate, they watched the actors, who juggled and sang and then slipped on masks to pantomime a tale. In the middle of the tale, there was a commotion at the archways. The innkeep led in four unkempt swordsmen who bore a wounded man on a litter. The audience turned its attention to the newcomers, and the performance trailed to a close as the swordsmen began their own tale.
They may not be the only ones around tonight. Gil’s keeping watch right now. I’ll take over in a while. ” “Gil trusts you,” Melaia pointed out. ” “But it’s important to have people you can trust,” said Melaia. ” “Ah, Chantress. Melaia. ” The firelight danced in the kingsman’s dark eyes as he searched hers. Melaia had never known someone’s gaze to be so disconcerting. She had to look away. For a moment they ate in silence except for the crackle of the flames and the chomping of the horses. She thought of Hanni and the three young priestesses in Navia, who would be preparing for sleep.
Breath of Angel (The Angelaeon Circle) by Karyn Henley