By Sharon Shinn
And so it got here to pass...
Through technological know-how, religion and strength of will, the Harmonics carved out for themselves a society that they conceived of as excellent. diversified peoples held jointly through appreciate for every different and the possibility of fast punishment in the event that they disobeyed their legislation. Fertile land that embraced numerous climates and seasons. Angels to protect the mortals and mystics to protect the forbidden wisdom. Jehovah to monitor over them all...
But an age of corruption has come to the land, threatening their peace and putting the Samarians in grave possibility. Their merely wish lies within the crowning of a brand new Archangel. The oracles have selected for this honor the angel named Gabriel, and additional decreed that he needs to first wed a mortal lady named Rachel.
It is his future and hers. And Gabriel is sure that she is going to greet the scoop of her betrothal with enthusiasm, and a devotion to accountability equivalent to his personal.
Rachel, besides the fact that, has different ideas...
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The floor, ceiling and walls were highly polished and gleamed dully, and they were carved with the figures of ancient heroes and half-forgotten gods. He shuddered to see the vast shadowy outlines of the Nameless Old Ones, and he knew somehow that mortal feet had not traversed the corridor for centuries. He came upon a wide stair carved in the solid rock, and the sides of the shaft were adorned with esoteric symbols so ancient and horrific that King Conan’s skin crawled. The steps were carven each with the abhorrent figure of the Old Serpent, Set, so that at each step he planted his heel on the head of the Snake, as it was intended from old times.
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