I wondered if wed make it through the night.
Cassian sized up Hyberns unending army, then our own. Lets say it goes badly. Shields shattered, disarray, he uses the Cauldron … A few hours.I closed my eyes. During that time, Id have to get across the battlefield before us, find wherever he kept the Cauldron, and stop it.
My shadows are hunting for it, Azriel said to me, reading my face as I opened my eyes. His jaw clenched at the words. He was supposed to have been searching for it himself. He flared and settled his wings, as if testing them. But the wards are strong—no doubt reinforced by the king after you shredded through his at the camp. You might have to go on foot. Wait until the slaughter starts getting sloppy.Cassian dipped his head and said to Amren, Youll know when.She nodded sharply, crossing her arms. I wondered if shed said good-bye to Varian.
Cassian clapped Rhys on the shoulder. On your command, Ill get the Illyrians into the skies. We advance on your signal after that.Rhys nodded distantly, attention still fixed on that overwhelming army.
Cassian took a step away, but looked back at Nesta. Her face was hard as granite. He opened his mouth, but seemed to decide against whatever he was about to say. My sister said nothing as Cassian shot into the sky with a powerful thrust of his wings. Yet she tracked his flight until he was hardly more than a dark speck.
I can fight on foot, Azriel said to Rhys.Here, at the house. Ive usually got two girls working for me, but one was twenty-one a few months ago and left.
You know: looking after the house. The garden in the summer. Helping with cooking. She looks at my face. I know it doesnt sound very exciting. But we could spend more time together, get to know each other again. And it would be safer. Thered be less chance of anyone finding out youre not who you say you are.I dont know. Im interested in apprenticing with National Parks.
That might be hard to get into.Did I used to like walking?