By R.A. Salvatore
A lot to the seething dismay of his very long time mistress, King Danube has requested Jilseponie Wyndon to turn into his queen. yet she is torn. How can she love any guy as thoroughly as she did the Ranger Elbryan, the daddy of the kid she misplaced? yet unknown to Jilseponie, that kid by no means died. Aydrian used to be stolen away by means of the queen of the elves. A headstrong boy secretly raised to be a weapon, Aydrian indicates nice promise within the arts of combat–and he's as strong with the gemstone magic as his mom. Now De’Unnero, the weretiger and mortal enemy of Jilseponie, will subscribe to forces with Aydrian, who's hungry for power–and on a collision path with future. . . .
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Honce had been in a great fix those years before, when Abbot Hingas and several other masters had all died on the road to the distant and wild Barbacan, victims of a goblin raid on their journey to partake of the covenant of Avelyn. Old Ohwan was the highest ranking of the remaining masters. And, true, the man had been much more tolerable in his younger days—sometimes seeming even introspective—than after his ascension to the highest position. It seemed as if Ohwan had come to view his position as confirmation that everyone in the world wanted to hear his every thought spoken again and again.
And under the guidance and tolerant example of Baroness Jilseponie and Abbot Braumin Herde of St. Precious Abbey, the population of dark-skinned southerners, the Behrenese, had thrived. That particular group had been hit especially hard by the plague, and then hit hard again by the hatred of the Brothers Repentant, a rebellious Abellican Church faction that blamed the heathen Behrenese for the rosy plague and incited the folk of Palmaris to retributive violence against them. That had all changed under the leadership of Baroness Jilseponie, and dramatically.
Logically, Lady Dasslerond knew that she shouldn’t have expected less from this young one—the elves had trained him from birth to be just that kind of force—but the look of sheer intensity on Aydrian’s face, the effort necessary for him to have forced out the gemstone powers in such a confrontational manner, gave Dasslerond definite pause. There was an inner strength in this one beyond her expectations. . She started to go into her gemstone training litany again, the speech she had delivered to Aydrian several times already about working in unison with the powers of the stone instead of battling against them.
Ascendance (The Second DemonWars Saga, Book 1) by R.A. Salvatore