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 go away the one domestic she’s ever identified to stay with a complete stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and techniques and mysteries, yet none as unimaginable because the second she comes head to head with the very unlikely— an analogous dual, Clio.Thais quickly learns that she and the dual she by no means knew come from a relations of witches, that she possesses awesome powers, and that she, in addition to Clio, has a key position in Balefire, the coven she used to be born into. Fiery Clio is below delighted to need to percentage the highlight, however the twins needs to learn how to mix their powers on the way to whole a ceremony that may rework their lives and the coven without end.

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It spun, arcing like a brilliant thought in the air. Then down it went and shattered on the floor. “I will inform the servants that there is a mess to clean up,” Edard whispered, his breath hot upon her ear. He laughed. Then he let her go and walked away. Avielle fell to her knees. Something hammered at the base of her throat. She wanted to run after Edard and kick 33 DIA CALHOUN him and beat him. But she was too afraid. She had to get up. The servants would be here soon; she could not let them see her like this.

Dolvoka’s portrait did not hang inside the gallery. All images of her had been destroyed. Avielle passed the gallery without going inside; she never did. 29 DIA CALHOUN As she walked, she thought over the conversation that she had overheard. She wondered why she was not so certain as the others that her parents—good and wise rulers as she knew they were—would keep them all safe. Maybe it was because they had never kept her quite safe. They had turned a blind eye toward Edard’s cruelty toward her, and a blind eye to the way everyone else treated her as well.

Then, carrying Rajio on his hip, Edard stalked out of the room. Avielle stared down at the toy soldiers in their rigid rows, then kicked them over; they flew every which way across the room and clattered onto the floor. She would come back later and comfort Rajio after nightfall, when she could be certain that Edard would be feasting, entertaining his loathsome friends, or bothering some poor woman. And she would burn the toy soldiers. ” Avielle turned a page and tried not to be annoyed. It was later that same night, and she had just managed to lose herself in a book—an epic poem about Padrad, a legendary king of Rhia who had overcome his fear of a giant monster and led his people into battle against it.

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