By Rachel Aaron
Eli Monpress is useless. he is cocky. And he is a thief.
But he is a thief who has simply visible his bounty crowned and he is not chuffed approximately it. The bounty topper, because it seems, is his ally, bodyguard, and grasp swordsman, Josef. Who has been maintaining secrets and techniques from Eli. it sounds as if, he is the one prince of a slightly feisty nation and his mom (a bold queen who is each piece as pushed and obdurate as he's) desires him to come back domestic and do his responsibility, this means that throwing over own targets like proving he is the best swordsman who ever lived.
Family drama apart, Eli and Josef have their palms complete. The Spirit courtroom has been usurped by way of the Council of Thrones and anyone calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging a tremendous invasion. yet it isn't simply politics --- the Immortal Empress has a selected aim in brain: Eli Monpress, the best thief on the earth.
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But if they obtained there, the queen was once nowhere to be obvious. as a substitute, her lady-in-waiting, the beautiful girl in black from ahead of, greeted them within the queen’s access chamber. “Lenette,” Josef stated with a stiff nod because the infantrymen left. “Where’s the queen? ” “Your mom is sick this morning, Prince Thereson,” Lenette acknowledged, returning to the little desk the place she’d been sitting whilst they’d arrived. “Let me see her,” Josef acknowledged, crossing his palms. Lenette took her time, focusing her cognizance at the leaves within the little stone grinder in entrance of her. “The queen’s well-being is a fragile thing,” she stated eventually, pushing the grinding wheel till the leaves have been overwhelmed right into a wonderful powder. “Her leisure isn't really to be disturbed. ” “I’m convinced she’ll are looking to pay attention this,” Eli acknowledged, slicing in ahead of Josef may well say whatever he’d remorse. “Can’t you're taking us to determine her? ” “No,” Lenette acknowledged with no taking a look up as she emptied the freshly floor leaves into the glass jar at her elbow. “Since you’re the following, i suppose you suggest to inform her that the prince has determined to stick in Osera and do his accountability? ” Eli and Josef exchanged a glance. “More or less,” Eli stated. “Good,” Lenette stated with a nod. “I’ll inform her whilst she wakes up. ” “Listen,” Josef growled. “I don’t care how a long way you’ve crawled into the queen’s ear on account that I left—probably greater than you'll have, contemplating you confident her to marry your daughter into the royal line of Osera. yet you’re no longer so very important that you should hold me from seeing my very own mom. ” Josef’s anger was once often sufficient to show humans into jelly, yet Lenette remained calm and picked up. “I’m now not the single preserving you out of your mother,” she acknowledged. “These are her doctor’s orders. If she is to be healthy sufficient to seem at courtroom this present day, she has to be allowed to leisure undisturbed. in case you have a subject with that, the surgeon retains his workplace at the 3rd ground. Take it up with him. Now, in the event you nonetheless think the necessity to brag approximately your surprising selection to come back for your tasks, I recommend you discover Adela. As your spouse, it’s her task to take an curiosity in no matter what you should say. She’s on the shield hold, overseeing drill. ” Lenette gave him a gradual smile. “My daughter is a superb protect captain and a dutiful baby, that is greater than i will say for a few. ” Josef’s hand moved towards the blade at his hip in a manner that might make an individual who knew him in any respect dive for defense, yet Lenette simply smiled and stood up, sporting her pot of flooring herbs to the tea provider opposed to the some distance wall. “I needs to take the queen her medicine,” she stated, tapping a spoonful of the floor leaves onto a silver mesh strainer earlier than pouring a degree of scorching water in the course of the leaves into the cup less than. “Is there the rest i will be able to assist you with, Prince Thereson? ” Josef grew to become on his heel and walked out of the room. Eli undefined, glancing over his shoulder simply in time to work out the queen’s lady-in-waiting smile as she blew at the steaming water. She was once putting the cup on a serving tray whilst the door closed and Eli observed not more. “Charming lady,” he acknowledged, working to meet up with Josef because the guards fell in beside them.