By Andrea Cremer
Identifying up the place Bloodrose left off, this brief tale delves into the aftermath of the ultimate conflict among the Searchers, the Keepers and the Guardians.
Adne is haunted through her prior activities, Logan is operating for his lifestyles, and the Searchers nonetheless don't think secure. What they inspiration was once the tip of the struggle of All opposed to All may be the start of anything much more sinister . . .
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