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THE BURNING CHILD

Jonathan Moeller

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Description

Rachaelis Morulan has defeated the wrath of a blood shaman and escaped the insidious lures of a high demon. At last she is ready to leave corrupt Araspan and start a new life.

But the followers of the vanquished blood shaman have different plans.

When a horde of bestial demons rampages through Araspan, Rachaelis and the other Adepts prepare to fight.

And to defeat the demons, she must make a choice that will risk everything...

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Copyright 2012 by Jonathan Moeller.

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Ebook edition published November 2012.


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This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author's imagination, or, if real, used fictitiously. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the express written permission of the author or publisher, except where permitted by law.

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Chapter 1 – Wolves in Flesh




Rachaelis Morulan felt someone following her.

She looked over her shoulder.

Traffic thronged Araspan’s dockside streets, men hurrying past the rows of squat brick warehouses. Endless rows of heavy carts hauled goods to and from the harbor, their wheels creaking. Here and there a horseman rode, carrying messages for the noble houses or the Conclave itself.

And everywhere Rachaelis saw slaves in their orange tunics.

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