Song of the Summer King (The Summer King Chronicles) (Volume 1)

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By Jess E. Owen

Shard is a gryfon at risk. He and different younger men of the Silver Isles are the right age to fly, hunt, and fight--old sufficient to be threats to their ruler, the crimson gryfon king. in the middle of the harmful initiation hunt, Shard takes the unforeseen recommendation of an odd she-wolf who seeks him out, and tricks that Shard's earlier isn’t all that it sort of feels. to profit his prior, Shard needs to abandon the longer term he wishes and make allies of these the gryfons name enemies. while the gryfon king pronounces open conflict at the wolves, it throws Shard’s prior and unsure destiny into the turmoil among. Now with conflict strains drawn, Shard needs to come to a decision no matter if to struggle beside his king . . .or opposed to him. Honorable point out within the 2013 Writer's Digest overseas Self-Published ebook Awards. Winner of the 2013 worldwide booklet award for delusion.

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He felt pressure and flow throughout the timber, then stillness and silence because the complete flight of warriors stopped the place they stood. Kjorn swiveled to stare at Shard as though the empty dens have been his fault, then strode ahead into the transparent, rocky house among timber and the den entrances. “Cowards,” he roared on the dens. “Show yourselves! I, Kjorn son-of-Sverin, prince of the Aesir, summer time King, destiny king of the Silver Isles, problem you! ” purple Sverin stalked out of the timber. extra colours drifted into Shard’s view as gryfons milled ahead, not sure. Above him, a raven screed and laughed, his mockery echoing lengthy into the woods. It wasn’t Hugin, that Shard knew. It was once the opposite. “No one is domestic to listen to you, golden prince. Strut and struggle the flying sparrows! ” He laughed madly yet Shard knew lots of the gryfons in basic terms heard cackling shrieks. Kjorn wasn’t listening. A smell normal to Shard drifted at the little breeze and all appeared up for its resource. Catori seemed on the most sensible of the cliff that shaped the wolf den, out of gryfon variety yet inside of their sight and listening to. “They aren’t here,” she known as. “They ran? ” Halvden’s voice rang with contempt. Shard glanced over to work out Sverin’s face and located the gold eyes piercing him. now not Catori. “They knew. ” The king took a step towards Shard. “Somehow. ” “No! ” Kjorn moved among them. “Shard remained on sunlight Isle throughout the evening, Father. I observed convinced of that. this is often another treachery. They couldn’t have recognized. They—” “They aren’t here,” Catori known as, extra firmly, the one wolf to stand the full entrance of gryfon warriors, notwithstanding, in confusion, none moved to assault her. “Because they traveled in the course of the evening. during the caves. i presumed i may persuade my father opposed to it, yet I failed. ” Her mournful, shiny gaze and voice occupied with Shard. “They left, to not pass into hiding, but—” “To solar Isle,” Shard breathed, whirling to stand Sverin. “Sire, the wolves will assault the nesting cliffs! ” “Impossible,” snapped the king. “They will, my Lord, an ambush! There are caves lower than the Isles! We needs to fly! ” Sverin stared at Shard, observed the reality in him, and crouched. “I attempted to warn you,” Catori cried. “I despatched a raven to Stigr, and Hugin to you to—” “Fly! ” roared the crimson King, and shoved from the floor. “Fly! again to the sunlight Isle! We’ve been tricked! Ambush! ” Others milled, trapped tight within the timber and opposed to the cliff face, simply capable of elevate off or 3 at a time. Shard crouched, anticipating a transparent area. nobody spared him a look. quickly he used to be the single gryfon ultimate. And he observed that Catori wasn’t the single wolf. One, tawny gold who appeared vaguely generic, and one in all her brothers stepped up beside her. Shard stared difficult at him, considering how they have been an analogous, and never. One dual used to be consistently the aggressor. One continuously undefined. yet now not this time. “Ahanu,” he known as, and the wolf dipped his head. Shard regarded to the tawny wolf beside him. “I’m sorry. I don’t be aware of you. ” “I am Tocho, windbrother. You stored me from Hallr, this spring earlier. i cannot assault your loved ones.

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