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432 pages, Paperback
First published September 27, 2022
“I’m just the wind in the trees, the shadow, and the fright. The echo in the leaves...the nightmare in the night.”
The highwayman meets the hangman. Always.
The Nightmare hummed, his words slippery. The Captain of the Destriers is dark and severe. Perched atop yew trees, his gray eyes are clear. Be wary his magic, be wary his fate. The Yews and the Rowans do not ready friends make.
Glass formed over Nerium's eyes.
He blinked, deep lines etching into his furrow.
'I blinked through the blur of tears. Do I have a choice?
My darling, you’ve always had a choice.'
“Are you still pretending?” I said, reveling in his gaze.
Ravyn gave a surprised laugh and, in front of everyone, leaned in and kissed me.
“I never was,” he whispered into my lips.'