By Jeff Wheeler
King Severn Argentine's fearsome recognition precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher of traitors. trying to depose him, the Duke of Kiskaddon gambles…and loses. Now the duke needs to atone through turning in his younger son, Owen, because the king's hostage. and will his loyalty falter back, the boy can pay together with his life.
Seeking allies and eluding Severn's spies, Owen learns to outlive within the courtroom of Kingfountain. but if new facts of his father's betrayal threatens to seal his destiny, Owen needs to win the vengeful king's desire by way of proving his worth-through striking capability. And just one individual can relief his determined reason: a mysterious girl, living in secrecy, who actually wields energy over lifestyles, dying, and destiny.
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The dragon ass came to a stop before them. "We heard your whistle," the beautiful woman said to Willow. " "This nice faun helped get Woofer out of trouble," Willow explained. " The woman turned her graceful gaze on Forrest. "I am Chlorine. My talent is poisoning water. This is my friend Nimby, whom I love more than anything in Xanth, and to whom I owe everything. His talent is making the two of us anything we want to be. We travel around, looking for good deeds to do. " Chlorine glanced at Willow.
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