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By Django Wexler

Captain Marcus d’Ivoire, commander of 1 of the Vordanai empire’s colonial garrisons, was once serving out his days in a sleepy, distant outpost—until a uprising left him in control of a demoralized strength clinging to a small citadel on the fringe of the desert.

To flee from her prior, iciness Ihernglass masqueraded as a guy and enlisted as a ranker within the Vordanai Colonials, hoping simply to prevent discover. but if likelihood sees her promoted to command, she needs to lead her males into conflict opposed to most unlikely odds.

Their destiny relies on Colonel Janus wager Vhalnich. below his command, Marcus and iciness consider the tide turning and their allegiance being established. For Janus’s targets expand past the battlefield and into the world of the supernatural—a realm with the ability to reshape the identified global and alter the lives of all people in its direction.

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You've gotten the command! ” Another salute, which the colonel back. And that used to be it—with these few phrases command of the Colonials and the entire attendant tasks have been faraway from Marcus’ shoulders. He took what felt just like the first breath of air he’d had within the weeks because the uprising. “And with that done,” Janus stated, tucking the paper away, “I wish you’ll do me the want of enjoyable a bit. That stiff posture is undesirable for the backbone. ” The parade-ground stress was once already generating an pain throughout Marcus’ shoulders. He gratefully complied. “Thank you, sir. Welcome to the Colonials. ” He waved Fitz ahead. “This is Lieutenant Fitzhugh Warus, my aide. ” Fitz saluted well, as ok with strict army decorum as Marcus was once awkward with it. Janus nodded acknowledgment. “Lieutenant,” he stated. “You’re the more youthful brother of the past due Colonel Warus, are you now not? ” “Yes, sir,” Fitz acknowledged. “My condolences in your loss, then. Your brother used to be a courageous guy. ” “Thank you, sir. ” That was once reasonable sufficient, Marcus idea. might be now not extraordinarily shiny, or sincere, yet courageous, definitely. He was once stunned Janus knew something approximately him, even though. For the entire realization the Colonials had got from the Ministry of battle sooner than the uprising, Khandar may well besides were at the moon. might be he’s simply being well mannered. “If you’ll wait a second, sir, I’ll have somebody hold your things,” Marcus acknowledged. “We have rooms ready for you inside of. ” “I’ll hold them myself, if it’s the entire comparable to you,” the colonel stated. “Just convey me the way in which. ” “As you need. Shall I order a few meals introduced in to boot? you need to be drained. ” “No need,” Janus acknowledged. “My guy is accompanying the remainder of my luggage, and he can deal with all of the preparations of that nature. in addition to, it kind of feels incumbent on me to pay a decision on His Grace once attainable, don’t you think that? ” “His Grace? ” Marcus used to be questioned for a second. “You suggest the prince? ” It have been see you later considering that he’d given the exiled ruler any severe proposal that he’d virtually forgotten the fellow used to be with them. “Of path. It’s for his sake I’m right here, in spite of everything. ” Marcus quashed a frown. Janus was once more likely to be disenchanted whilst he got here face-to-face with the ruler of Khandar, yet that was once now not for him to fret approximately it. All i must do now, he reminded himself, is obey orders. “Yes, sir. I’ll get somebody to teach you to his chambers. ” “I’d have fun with it if you’d accompany me, Captain. ” Janus flashed a grin. “I may have your services. ” If so, we’re in it beautiful damned deep. however, Marcus saluted. “Certainly, sir! ” • • • Once they have been lower than the coloration of the citadel partitions, the colonel doffed his flowing black gown, which became out to be a skinny silk affair sheer sufficient to be folded up like a pocket handkerchief. Marcus hurriedly summoned a close-by soldier to assemble it and advised him to take it to the colonel’s quarters. The astonished guy used to be too startled to salute thoroughly, yet Janus said him with a happy nod. below the gown, the colonel wore a normal uniform.

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