By Jeff Wheeler
In The Blight of Muirwood, the second one booklet within the Muirwood Trilogy, Lia reveals herself choked with internal turmoil after the good conflict of Winterrowd that ended in the demise of the depraved king and her closest best friend. regardless of her reservations, Lia is named to be an legit protector of Muirwood Abbey and is charged to hire her magic to shield Ellowyn Demont, the misplaced inheritor of the fallen country of Pry-Ree. Her tasks are positioned to the try out while the Queen Dowager arrives in Muirwood accusing the Aldermaston, the abbey’s overseer, for the king’s loss of life. Amidst the turmoil, conflict ensues, and Lia learns of a negative plague that threatens to hide the land in darkness and dying. Atop all of it, the magic of the realm starts to fail. In a quest to undo the devastation, Lia’s course brings her to a startling revelation that may swap her existence perpetually.
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Lia stood there, her abdominal twisting into knots. there have been inexperienced persons dancing with newcomers, their high quality lower robes and gold-threaded tunics excellent with jewellery, their dermis highly spiced with the smell of pricy perfumes. yet on Whitsunday, even the wretcheds have been their equals. not anyone was once forbidden to bounce round the maypole. A band of knights emerged from round the almonry, and Lia’s center approximately burst with aid. They have been wearing an analogous uniform, every one donning a glowing collar and chain, a similar she had obvious round Colvin’s neck. She bit her lip, looking their faces. They have been younger, them all, and particularly certain of themselves. yet none of them have been popular to her. They approached a bunch of lovely freshmen, whom Lia had identified and served dinner to, after which escorted them to the circle. Lia watched them dance, back from the sidelines. once the around used to be accomplished, Sowe used to be beset back through one other youth—this time, a learner in high-quality outfits who have been gazing her. an unsightly feeling started to bloom in Lia’s belly. She beaten it down, unwilling to permit the sensation coalesce into an green with envy inspiration. It was once Sowe’s 3rd dance already. the place used to be Colvin? He had promised he might dance together with her. the place used to be he? “Lia? ” She grew to become, waiting for to determine him, however it was once Duerden. He coughed, attempting to paintings up his braveness. He appeared so younger and small, although they have been an analogous age, for she used to be a lot taller than him. “Lia, could you…would you do me the honour and dance with me? ” something was once higher than the anguish of status by myself for the 3rd dance. She regarded down at him. behind her brain, she remembered being teased approximately his top. “Yes, Duerden. in fact i'll. i'd be happy to. ” His hand was once sweaty. He led her awkwardly to the maypole ring. Reome observed them, sizing them either up, and will now not be stricken to hide a smirk. Sowe stood around the ring from them, maintaining arms with the learner who had claimed her. “It is gorgeous this evening…you look…lovely this night. ” It was once a gallant try, however it felt compelled. every body within the outer circle held palms, the ladies at the left of every boy. “You should not have to compliment me, Duerden,” Lia acknowledged. “We were associates for a yr now. Are you excited to work out your loved ones earlier than beginning the second one yr? Are they staying within the village? ” “Yes, on the Swan. they're over there, truly, through the sales space the place Pasqua is promoting her treats. My father is the single stuffing his face with a tart. ” She observed him. He was once brief to boot. His mom used to be taller, extra Lia’s top. She cringed within. “Will he brain seeing you dance with me? ” Lia requested in a low voice because the circle begun skipping round the maypole. “No, Lia. it's not your fault you're a wretched, in spite of everything. i haven't checked out you that approach. i'd like…you to fulfill them. My mom and dad. After the circle is finished. ” Lia closed her eyes, thankful to be dancing, yet uncomfortable. Duerden was once a good-natured boy. He had continuously been pleasant to her, yet she had no different emotions for him. “I would favor that,” she acknowledged, however it felt like a lie on her tongue.