A Knight of the Word (The Word and the Void Trilogy, Book 2) by Terry Brooks

By Terry Brooks

8 centuries in the past the 1st Knight of the observe was once commissioned to strive against the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has handed to John Ross--along with robust magic and the information that his activities are all that stand among a dwelling hell and humanity's future.

Then, after a long time of carrier to the observe, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary religion. Haunted by means of guilt, he turns his again on his dread reward, settling right down to construct a standard lifestyles, untroubled via demons and nightmares.

But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, that may bend the Knight's magic to its personal evil ends. And as soon as the demons on Ross's path tune him to Seattle, neither he nor a person just about him could be secure. His purely wish is Nest Freemark, a faculty scholar who wields a rare magic all her personal. 5 years prior, Ross had aided Nest whilst the way forward for humanity rested upon her selection among be aware and Void. Now Nest needs to go back the prefer. She needs to restoration Ross's religion, or his life--and hers--will be forfeit . . .

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