A Hero's Throne (An Ancient Earth)

By Ross Lawhead

“Knights of Ennor―the time has come to wakeful. stand up to meet your mystery oath and sacred duty.”

The historic Earth Trilogy, #2

Deep underneath the streets of britain lies one other realm . . . one few in our glossy international comprehend exists. Daniel and Freya, despite the fact that, comprehend it all too good. 8 years in the past, those buddies first journeyed via portals into the hidden land of Niðergeard―discovering a urban packed with stones, secrets and techniques, and napping knights that serve to guard the realm they name home.

But Niðergeard has fallen to darkish forces, overrun through its enemies. Gates are being opened among the worlds that are meant to were saved closed. The conflict traces for the warfare on the finish of time were drawn, and opposing forces are beginning to gather.

Having served for hundreds of years because the first and final outpost on the borders to different worlds, Niðergeard needs to be reclaimed and the secret of its fall came upon. Daniel and Freya, in addition to an historical knight and a Scottish police officer, needs to go back to the mythical urban, rally the surviving voters, and wake up the drowsing knights―knights who're being killed, one after the other, as they sleep.

But time is operating out swifter than they know.

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The wizard spoke a number of phrases that he didn’t comprehend in both English or Elvish and waved his hand. Daniel felt a heaviness construct inside him, like he was once made up of lead weights, and by surprise he came across himself status earlier than the aged guy, re-corporated opposed to his will. “Hello, Ealdstan. What are you doing the following? ” “What am I . . . ? who're you? ” “Don’t you recognize me? It’s Daniel—Daniel Tully. I killed Gád for you. good . . . attempted to. ” “You suggest . . . you . . . ? What are you doing right here? ” The outdated wizard appeared rather rattled.

Strong Frithfroth, keeper of the Langtorr,” Vivienne begun in an officious voice. “May we, by way of your depart, receive freedom to stroll those halls? ” Frithfroth blinked. His brows gotten smaller and his mouth twitched open. For a short second Freya observed the guy he was, sooner than Niðergeard fell. It handed, and the previous man’s face slackened and his eyes grew to become to stare into the space. He bowed his head, notwithstanding, based on the formal request. Vivienne tugged at Freya’s shoulder and the 2 ladies made quick yet cautious tracks again up the steps.

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Unluckily, indeed,” Emma scolded, her tone sizzling. “You come too overdue to save lots of a tongue. The time for support handed the instant you refused my husband’s—Æþelred’s—entreaties to awaken your warriors and chase the Viking invaders again into the mists and oceans that spat them out. You failed him then. You failed us all then. ” a bit of still-wet wooden popped within the fire and despatched sparks up into the air. “I am sorry on your loss, and the lack of the dominion. Æþelred used to be an capable king. ” “That he used to be. He was once a robust king.

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