By Dia Calhoun
Because the blood of her great-great-grandmother, Dolvoka, had sprung up in Princess Avielle-because she appeared Dredonian-would Dolvoka's evil magic spring up in her, too? together with her silver pores and skin and silver hair, fifteen-year-old Princess Avielle of Rhia resembles her Dredonian great-great grandmother who practiced evil magic. each person in Rhia expects Avielle to show evil, too. refrained from by way of these round her, she feels unloved and not able to like others. furthermore, Rhia is at the verge of conflict with Dredonia, which suffers less than the rule of thumb of evil wizard-priests: the Brethren of the Black Cloaks. they've got positioned most unlikely calls for upon Rhia, however the king and queen have refused to acquiesce.One poor evening, the Brethren assault, killing the royal kin and countless numbers of others. merely Avielle escapes. She needs to retain her identification mystery to prevent loss of life from the enemy. whereas hiding one of the universal humans, she learns that she has a mystical reward for weaving. yet will this reward, rooted in her Dredonian blood, lead Avielle to an analogous evil that possessed her great-great grandmother? Or will it aid her unfastened her humans from extra assaults?
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However, though she had once been 57 DIA CALHOUN worshipped with great reverence, she was now largely neglected. Her Temples were crumbling, few went to worship, and even fewer became damadas and damads. Avielle herself only sporadically went to worship, though the royal family was supposed to be deeply religious. Indeed, when Avielle did pray she only rarely felt a flicker of something inside her. Sometimes she thought it was comfort, sometimes longing, sometimes exhortation. Perhaps it was the Goddess.
In the shadow. ” Avielle looked. Behind his rocking horse hung a long drape drawn back from one side of the window. The cloth swelled out at the top, was gathered in at the middle by a cord, and then flared out again at the bottom. It did look like a figure in a long belted black robe stalking against the moonlight outlined in the window. “It is only the curtain,” she said. Yet, she felt a moment’s chill when the drape swayed in the wind. Ridiculous, she told herself. She walked toward the window and reached up to touch the drape—to show Rajio there was nothing to fear.
You will never finish this before the wedding,” Lady Kipferd said at last. “It is far too ambitious for someone with your limited skills. ” Far too ambitious for you, Avielle thought. At times like this, she almost wished she had magic powers. It would give her great pleasure to turn Lady Kipferd into a fish, or better yet, a rabbit with a twitchy nose. But she merely said, “Thank you, Lady Kipferd. ” And indeed she did not. Lady Kipferd, though loath to admit it, had not only grudgingly 42 AVIELLE OF RHIA taught Avielle everything she knew, but was now enraged to watch Avielle surpass her.