A Hero's Throne (An Ancient Earth, Book 2) by Ross Lawhead

By Ross Lawhead

"Knights of Ennor the time has come to conscious. get up to meet your mystery oath and sacred duty."

The historical Earth Trilogy, #2

Deep underneath the streets of britain lies one other realm . . . one few in our glossy global comprehend exists. Daniel and Freya, even if, realize it all too good. 8 years in the past, those buddies first journeyed via portals into the hidden land of Niðergeard getting to know a urban jam-packed with stones, secrets and techniques, and sound asleep knights that serve to guard the area they name home.

But Niðergeard has fallen to darkish forces, overrun by means of its enemies. Gates are being opened among the worlds that are supposed to were saved closed. The conflict strains for the struggle on the finish of time were drawn, and opposing forces are commencing to gather.

Having served for hundreds of years because the first and final outpost on the borders to different worlds, Niðergeard needs to be reclaimed and the secret of its fall came upon. Daniel and Freya, besides an old knight and a Scottish police officer, needs to go back to the mythical urban, rally the surviving voters, and wake up the snoozing knights knights who're being killed, one after the other, as they sleep.

But time is working out speedier than they recognize.

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The baths. It’s one of the places here where silence is actually enforced, so try to keep quiet. Don’t splash too much, either. ” Ansel pushed one of the doors open. “Take your time. I’ll see to it that your things are brought to our room. When you’re done, just ask an acolyte to take you there. ” Celaena gave her a long look. The idea of Ansel—or anyone—handling the weapons and gear she’d left at the gate wasn’t appealing. Not that she had anything to hide—though she did cringe inwardly at the thought of the guards pawing at her undergarments as they searched her bag.

Another of the Absolutely Silent places, then. She spotted Ansel with her feet in the water, tossing dates into her mouth. None of the others paid Celaena any heed. And for once, she was glad. Perhaps she should have found a way to defy Arobynn’s order and come here under an alias. Ansel saw her and waved her over. If she gave her one look that hinted at her being so slow . . But Ansel merely held up a date, offering it to her. Celaena, trying to control her panting, didn’t bother taking the date as she strode into the cool water until she was completely submerged.

Powerfully built, yet not bulky. His smile spread a bit more as he extended his hand toward her. A greeting. “Yes,” she said, fighting her own smile. ” He nodded, and put his other hand on his heart. Scars peppered his hand—small, slender scars that suggested years of training with blades. ” She put a hand on her own chest. Then she took his extended hand and shook it. ” His eyes were vivid in the torchlight, his hand firm and warm around hers. She let go of his fingers. The son of the Mute Master and the protégée of the King of the Assassins.

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