The Lord-Protector's Daughter (Corean Chronicles Book 7)

By L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Lord-Protector's Daughter is a standalone myth novel that happens in Tempre, the capital urban of Lanachrona on Corus, the area of Modesitt's Corean Chronicles.

Mykella, the eldest daughter of the Lord-Protector of Lanachrona, discovers that somebody is diverting major sums of cash from her father's treasury. one of many historical soarers looks to Mykella, telling her that she needs to visit the old stone desk within the cellars of the Palace and locate her expertise that allows you to shop her land and her world.

From there, issues develop into extra perilous. There are makes an attempt to take away Mykella and her sisters from Tempre by means of marrying them off to lords in neighboring lands, and deadly and close to deadly injuries take place to contributors of her family members and depended on retainers. whereas Mykella develops a fantastic suggestion of who stands at the back of all of it, each tried answer is used to discredit her. How can she shop their father and land?

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Be thankful. ” “Yes, Father. ” Feranyt grew to become to his redheaded center daughter. “You aren’t consuming a lot, Rachylana. A shrewt couldn’t continue to exist what you eat. ” “If I ate what Salyna does, Father, there wouldn’t be adequate golds within the storerooms to shop for me a fit. ” “You may well consume a section extra. ” “Yes, Father. ” With a wince, Rachylana eased the smallest slice of ham off the serving platter. Mykella knew it can stay on her sister’s plate, uneaten, after their father left to visit his formal examine to obtain the morning studies.

She stood there for a time, then started to solid forth her ideas towards the greenish-blackness underneath the red. This time she dropped throughout the desk and into the darkness and kick back underneath way more quick. within the blackish eco-friendly distance she may possibly experience extra in actual fact what appeared to be issues of sunshine. One was once the black aspect she had “visited” earlier than, yet she had no concept how black may be some extent of light—except it used to be. there has been additionally an amber element and one among sullen pink that didn't look too far away.

I’m the only protecting you,” she responded warmly. “Please show my due to your spouse. I do enjoy her advice. ” Mykella grew to become and moved to the door, beginning it simply. Nealtyr used to be seated at his table-desk. He additionally bowed his head as Mykella departed. As she stepped out of the antechamber into the most reduce hall, Mykella understood issues. First, others observed what she observed, and no less than a few of them sought after her to understand. moment, regrettably, additionally they had neither facts nor the facility to convey issues ahead of her father… or they feared the implications of doing so.

Eventually, she stepped again from the desk. It nonetheless glowed with the unworldly crimson sheen, yet she may now distinguish among what she observed together with her eyes and what she sensed. She shivered. Telling herself that it used to be purely the nippiness from the chilly stone of the decrease degrees, she eased again out of the desk chamber, conscientiously glancing round earlier than remaining the door at the back of her. as soon as she had climbed the 2 flights of stairs and again to her personal easy room, Mykella sat at the fringe of the mattress. What had particularly occurred?

Did it have a touch of :>lack? She wasn’t definite. Rachylana’s greeting used to be extra mumbled and trailed Mykella’s. Salyna’s mouth was once complete, and he or she nodded. After Feranyt had taken a number of swallows of his spiced tea, Mykella checked out the empty position throughout from her. ‘Father… have you ever noticeable Jeraxylt? ” “Oh… I despatched him off on maneuvers with moment corporation. They left good sooner than sunrise. i presumed he had to break out from Tempre for a time. ” “And from his sisters? ” Mykella stored her tone mild. “Hardly. He can stay away from you thru his personal initiative,” her father bantered again.

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