By Missouri Dalton
Within the cursed urban of Var Eldore, perched on a mountaintop surrounded via a frigid swamp, the rain by no means stops. Former excitement slave Myr lives in hiding, attempting to remain a step sooner than his captor. yet there’s extra to Myr than he realizes, and future has different plans for him. quickly, he counts infantrymen, spies, nobles, and wizards between his allies. Their aim is to oppose the king and those that perpetuate slavery, and struggle for the liberty in their land. As they discover secrets and techniques and conspiracies, every one extra tangled than the final, Myr additionally discovers he has specified talents to assist their cause—the Redeemers.
As the power of the Redeemers grows, so does the variety of enemies they need to face. every one member in their alliance has his or her personal demons to conflict, and Myr needs to confront the reality approximately himself and turn into the chief they wish. along his lover Ryall and the folks who've develop into his family—as good as a few not likely friends—Myr and the Redeemers needs to arrange for warfare. in the event that they fall, the town within the rain will persist with.
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