A Chalice of Wind (Balefire, No. 1) by Cate Tiernan

By Cate Tiernan

After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a sad motor vehicle twist of fate, she is pressured to depart the one domestic she’s ever identified to dwell with a complete stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and techniques and mysteries, yet none as incredible because the second she comes head to head with the most unlikely— a similar dual, Clio.Thais quickly learns that she and the dual she by no means knew come from a relations of witches, that she possesses staggering powers, and that she, in addition to Clio, has a key position in Balefire, the coven she was once born into. Fiery Clio is below overjoyed to need to proportion the highlight, however the twins needs to discover ways to mix their powers so that it will whole a ceremony that might remodel their lives and the coven perpetually.

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My daughter has often spoken highly of you. ” Debbat’s eyes flared. Her father pretended to cough, so he could cover his mouth and hide his smirk. He knew his daughter’s game—she cared nothing for this boy and only wanted him to die questing in her name. By claiming she had an interest in the thin youth, he had taken her down a peg or two. Jebel’s gaze slid incredulously to Debbat. His spirits soared at the thought that she might be in love with him, and his confidence flourished. “My quest comes before all else, my lord.

I have more enemies than friends in Wadi. I’ve offended a lot of powerful people in my time. They haven’t been able to have me executed yet, but they conspire against me whenever they can. Since I spend so much of my life on the road or seas, those opportunities are few and far between. One of their chances to spite me came when I asked the high lord to free Tel Hesani and his family. My enemies convinced him to deny my request and to revoke my right of ownership—they cooked up some charge about me swindling Tel’s original owner.

As the sun rose and traders set up their wares, Tel Hesani tapped Jebel’s shoulder. Jebel awoke sluggishly, got up, and stretched. His branded arm still felt as if it was on fire, but he clenched his teeth against the pain. ” He yawned, staring at the rows of stalls. Lots of traders were laying out their goods on tables or hanging them from overhead hooks, but others simply placed them on a mat or on the ground. “We need to buy a good map,” Tel Hesani said. “Then we can choose our route. ” Jebel was too tired to mark the slave’s sarcasm.

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