A Knight of the Word (The Word and the Void Trilogy, Book 2) by Terry Brooks

By Terry Brooks

8 centuries in the past the 1st Knight of the be aware used to be commissioned to wrestle the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has handed to John Ross--along with robust magic and the data that his activities are all that stand among a dwelling hell and humanity's future.

Then, after many years of carrier to the notice, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary religion. Haunted by means of guilt, he turns his again on his dread reward, settling right down to construct a standard existence, untroubled by means of demons and nightmares.

But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, which can bend the Knight's magic to its personal evil ends. And as soon as the demons on Ross's path song him to Seattle, neither he nor an individual just about him should be secure. His in simple terms wish is Nest Freemark, a school pupil who wields a unprecedented magic all her personal. 5 years prior, Ross had aided Nest while the way forward for humanity rested upon her selection among observe and Void. Now Nest needs to go back the want. She needs to restoration Ross's religion, or his life--and hers--will be forfeit . . .

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Now he was holding in his left hand a burnished disc—a scrying glass of highly polished bronze. He passed his right hand over it a few times and began to gaze into the reflective metal with passive concentration. Whatever captive imp dwelled 51 within, the disc soon responded. A murky picture formed; the boy observed it closely. I was too far off to see the image, but while he was distracted I did a bit of looking of my own. His room... I wanted a clue to his identity. Some letter addressed to him, perhaps, or a name tag in his coat.

3] [3] Yep, by destroying him myself before they got there. " "The amulet in your hands answers that. Well, no matter. I have carried out my charge, my task is done. " My form shimmered, began to fade. A rippling pillar of steam issued up from the floor as if to swallow me and spirit me away. It was wishful thinking—Adelbrand's Pentacle would see to that. "You cannot depart! " More than the renewed captivity, it was these occasional archaisms that annoyed me so much. Thee, recreant demon—I ask you!

He recovered himself, reached inside his jacket, emerged with something shiny in his hand. As he threw it, I changed again. The quick shift from big (the croc) to small (a fox) was nicely judged, if I say so myself. The six hands that had been struggling to cope with large-scale scales suddenly found themselves clenching thin air as a tiny red bundle of fur and whirling claws dropped through their flailing fingers to the floor. At the same moment a missile of flashing silver passed through the point where the croc's throat had recently been and embedded itself in the metal door beyond.

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