Symphony for a Deadly Throne by E.J. Mellow EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: E.J. Mellow
- Language: English
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- Genre: Historical Fantasy
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Arabessa Bassette knew the uselessness of screams.
She knew because howls of agony she had extracted from many.
Never would they curb the pain or restrain the tormentor from prying them
Still, knowing this did nothing to lessen her current urge to roar at the
crowd in her path.
“Excuse me,” she said through gritted teeth as she twisted past yet
another masked party ogling a shop window and clogging the dark sidewalk.
“Please, do step aside,” she tried again. Not a one budged; they merely kept
pointing in shared disgusted delight at what was on display. “Move, you
rodents!” Arabessa’s patience had finally snapped. “Or I shall add your
fingernails to the ones hanging before you.”
With squeaks of terror and flashes of wide eyes through disguises, they
fled, leaving a momentary space in her path.
“Tourists,” Arabessa grumbled, glaring through her own eye mask as
she charged forward. Her outburst did not relieve her frustration even a hair.
If anything, she now felt mildly embarrassed.
Arabessa was not one to make a scene with her impatience.
That was saved for her younger sister Niya.
But with the approaching Star Eclipse, the Thief Kingdom was flooded
And while this celebration, which occurred only every nine years,
usually lightened Arabessa’s spirits, when in a hurry, maneuvering through
busy streets filled with obtuse pedestrians did not a good mood make.
She had somewhere to be, but somewhere else to be before that.
And Arabessa was not one to be late.
That was saved for her youngest sister, Larkyra.
Allowing the cool caved air to fill her lungs, she attempted to calm her
pricks of irritation as she squeezed by yet another group of slow-footed
By the Fade, is this kingdom no longer hidden? thought Arabessa sourly
as she rounded a corner.
She was used to the wave of old residents visiting for the next month of
heightened debauchery, but this was madness. For those not familiar, it was a
pricey endeavor to find the Thief Kingdom, but it appeared word of the
festivities had made its way to the wealthy citizens of Aadilor for them to
Not that Arabessa would have postponed her errand if she had known of
the crowds. What she held in her gloved hand could not wait.
As she slipped down a side alley, her feet swiftly crunching against the
gravel path, the hairs on the back of her neck rose as she sensed two forms
behind her peel away from the shadowed brick walls.
Not this too? she thought with further annoyance, gripping the glass vial
in her palm more protectively against her cloaked chest.
While Arabessa wasn’t wary of a fight, she couldn’t afford anything
else slowing her down. And foolish pickpockets were not worth her time. But
thieves, unfortunately, were a tired detail in the Thief Kingdom. And these
crooks appeared to believe they had found a mark. Especially when a third
companion stepped from a dark cut in their alley to block her path. They
danced a short blade between their fingers, their smile under their eye mask
just as pointed. Whatever you have is now ours, their expression seemed to
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