Shadow Gate (Crossroads #2) - Kate Elliott8.20

Marit was pretty sure she had been murdered. She recalled the assassin's dagger, thrust up to pierce her heart. A certain path to a swift death, as any reeve would know. Her dying vision had shown her the next world but her spirit had not made the journey. She woke alone, sprawled on a Guardian altar with only a cloak for a covering. Her eagle was dead.

The Guardians had ruled the Hundred, but they had long disappeared from the world, leaving the reeves to administer justice in their stead. But this peace has been shattered by a desperate army, slaughtering all in its path. And its leaders are shadowy undead, wearing the cloaks of lost Guardians...

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Release date: April 3, 2008
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Average rating: 8.20/10
Total ratings: 5
Updated: August 17, 2021

Crossroads :: Series

World Fantasy and Nebula Award finalist Kate Elliott breaks new ground in the brilliantly original Crossroads fantasy series, set in a unique world of fabled cities, mysterious gods, and terrible dangers.

For hundreds of years the Guardians have ruled the world of the Hundred, keeping the peace, but these powerful gods no longer exert their will. Only the reeves, who patrol on enormous eagles, still represent the Guardians’ power. And now the reeves are losing their authority.

A horde of fanatics is sweeping across the land, laying waste to all in their path. But a dedicated company of warriors, a single reeve, and a young woman sworn to the Goddess are determined to stop the carnage.

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