The Ciphers of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
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- Authors: Jeff Wheeler
- Publish Date: September 15, 2015
- Language: English
- Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Literature
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Size: 2 MB
- Pages: 402
- Price: Free
- ISBN: B00V1YIYG6
Sanford Price was a bull of a man even in his sixtieth
year, and his time as a prisoner in Pent Tower had not
broken him. He was tall, fit, and had a restless energy that
drove him to pace and mutter to himself—habits that annoyed
the sons who shared his prison.
He had been the Earl of
Forshee and a member of the Privy Council until his title and
lands had been stripped away for his outspoken denunciation
of the King of Comoros’s bad example to the realm. As if
being stripped of his birthright were not punishment enough,
the king’s guard had arrested and imprisoned him.
He did not regret his words, which were true.
What he did regret was that he had not realized how
vengeful the king was or how far he had fallen from his
maston oaths. And he regretted that his words had not only
impacted himself, but also his sons.
They had been one of the
premier Families in power, reputation, and wealth. While the
earldom had been stripped from him, Sanford knew that the
people in his Hundred were loyal to the man, not the rank.
Yes, another might be parading the title in his place, but if
Sanford Price were to escape Pent Tower and ride north, all
would see the meaning of true loyalty.
The prison that held him and his sons had once been
furnished to house nobility. Traditionally, the highborn who
were punished were still allowed splendid food, comfortable
clothes, and occasional privileges like hawking or hunting.
That had changed under the rule of King Brannon.
chambers had been converted into dungeons more terrible than
a bleak underground cavern would be. From the towers one
could see the parks, the river, the bustle and jostle of the
markets beyond the palace walls.
To view the frenzy of life but
not be able to participate in it—that was a mental torture, to be
sure. Pent Tower had been transformed into such a miserable
place that the curtains had been removed for fear of fabric
being used as ropes to escape through the windows. They were
high enough up from the greenyard below that any attempt to
descend would be fatal.
Sanford’s anger and brooding temperament were
legendary, inherited from his forefather Colvin Price. His
Family had a long history of valuing respect and duty, a legacy
in which he took pride.
As he had watched King Brannon flout
the maston beliefs and customs at every turn, he had grown
increasingly angry and restless. Someone needed to stand up
to the man, and so Sanford had chosen himself to play that
role, believing that if he did, others would follow his example.
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