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

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 adequate to be threats to their ruler, the pink gryfon king. in the middle of the damaging initiation hunt, Shard takes the unforeseen suggestion of an odd she-wolf who seeks him out, and tricks that Shard's previous isn’t all that it kind of feels. to benefit his previous, Shard needs to abandon the longer term he desires and make allies of these the gryfons name enemies. whilst the gryfon king broadcasts open warfare at the wolves, it throws Shard’s prior and unsure destiny into the turmoil among. Now with conflict traces drawn, Shard needs to make 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 e-book Awards. Winner of the 2013 worldwide ebook award for myth.

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Sigrun dipped her head to indicate at Shard’s accidents. “You have to enable me have a tendency those. ” The shrink on his leg oozed, and Ahote’s claw marks throughout his ribs stung from the salt within the water. He drew a sluggish breath, turning an ear to the 2 unusual gryfons who stood with politeness as though ready their flip to work out him. definitely they haven’t come to determine me? The hurricane rumbled distantly now and a funky wind rushed up the seashore, tangy salt and rain-washed sand. “I will, mom. ” He paused after the observe, and remorse flashed over Sigrun’s face. Shard leaned over to the touch his beak to her shoulder. past due morning gentle crept out to them during the breaking clouds, and gulls all started venturing out to discover their nutrition. Their cries sounded an excessive amount of like gryfon kits within the conflict. Shard regarded to Ragna. “You stored my existence. ” She watched him with a loving starvation, an expression he hadn’t famous whilst he didn’t be aware of her. delight. Love. As his father had watched in his dream. “You could have fought Halvden off,” she stated. “I in basic terms helped. ” “I intended before,” Shard whispered. “In the Conquering if you happen to lied to in step with the crimson. You, and, Sigrun. ” He appeared among them either. “There isn't any compensation for that…Mother. ” “My son,” Ragna whispered. “My prince. there has been not anything else for us to do. How may I allow you to die? ” Hesitating, Shard improved, and bent his head to the touch his forehead calmly to the white widow’s. “We’ll come to understand one another better,” he promised softly. “For now, I—” “I know,” she murmured, although didn’t circulation from his affection. “You have been raised with one mom. I’m content material along with your defense, your happiness. ” “I don’t be aware of what to do,” he whispered, and felt her shift to lean again and view him. “I observed him,” he advised her. “My father. ” She perked her ears, eyes vivid. “Then you’re at the correct course. you can be guided. whilst it’s time. ” “For now,” Sigrun stated firmly, “you needs to heal and leisure. ” Shard reduced his head in assent, then regarded to Stigr. “And you, Uncle. You have been my father’s wingbrother, weren’t you? ” Stigr purely dipped his head. “You stayed in those islands, residing one of the lifeless, in order that in the future you'll educate me …” He trailed off, taking into account all Stigr had given up. “I can by no means pay off you. ” “You have already got. ” Shard ruffled his wingfeathers as gratitude warmed his chest. weak point and aches stalked up into his exhausted limbs. “We should still get below the trees,” Stigr endured. “In case Sverin sends patrols. ” Shard nodded, and Catori and Ahanu led the best way up the cliffside on a crumbling deer path. As they walked, Shard spoke to the 2 gryfons he didn’t understand. each one had a gnawing familiarity to them. “How do i do know you? ” The copper brown spoke first. “We by no means thoroughly met. i'm Dagr, son-of-Vidar. ” “Einarr’s brother! ” Shard blurted. The reminiscence snapped again to the day of the boar hunt. The copper gryfon Sverin had banished. “I’m pleased you’re good. ” “How may possibly I now not be? ” He vulnerable his head. “The real Vanir prince has risen and Sverin lies humiliated in his nest. ” Shard couldn’t laugh on the pleased assertion.

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