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 strong magic and the information that his activities are all that stand among a residing hell and humanity's future.
Then, after many years of carrier to the observe, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary religion. Haunted via guilt, he turns his again on his dread reward, settling all the way down to construct a typical existence, untroubled through demons and nightmares.
But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, that 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 a person as regards to him can be secure. His in simple terms desire is Nest Freemark, a faculty scholar who wields a unprecedented magic all her personal. 5 years prior, Ross had aided Nest whilst the way forward for humanity rested upon her selection among note and Void. Now Nest needs to go back the prefer. She needs to fix Ross's religion, or his life--and hers--will be forfeit . . .
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It was true, Eliza was not beside me; but she was with her friends in the ponycarriage, as happy, I trusted, as I was; and even when we pedestrians, having forsaken the highway for a short cut across the fields, beheld the little carriage far away, disappearing amid the green, embowering flees, I did not hate those trees for snatching the dear little bonnet and shawl from my sight, nor did I feel that all those intervening objects lay between my happiness and me; for, to confess the truth, I was too happy in the company of Mrs Graham, to regret the absence of Eliza Millward.
She then bid me good evening and withdrew. I had not proceeded many steps on my way homewards when I perceived Mr Lawrence, on his pretty grey pony, coming up the rugged lane that crossed over the hill top. I went a little out of my way to speak to him; for we had not met for some time. ’ said he, after the first few words of greeting had passed between us. ’ ‘Humph! ’ He looked contemplatively at his horse’s mane, as if he had some serious cause of dissatisfaction with it, or something else. ‘Well!
Ah! and you never will know, Gilbert, till you’re married. ’ ‘Oh! that’s all nonsense, my dear—It’s mere boy’s talk that! ’ ‘Then, you must fall each into your proper place. You’ll do your business, and she, if she’s worthy of you, will do hers; but it’s your business to please yourself, and hers to please you. I’m sure your poor, dear father was as good a husband as ever lived, and after the first six months or so were over, I should as soon have expected him to fly, as to put himself out of his way to pleasure me.
A Knight of the Word (The Word and the Void Trilogy, Book 2) by Terry Brooks