A Question of Will (The Aliomenti Saga, Book 1) by Alex Albrinck

By Alex Albrinck

They murdered his spouse and son. They burned down his condo. They beat him inside of an inch of his lifestyles. after which they discovered that they had the inaccurate man.

They must have killed him once they had the chance.

Will Stark is a self-made multi-billionaire, fortunately married and a proud father. He arrives domestic to discover his condominium destroyed and his relatives murdered, and is himself rescued from yes demise by way of a mysterious trio.

His rescuers are a part of a splinter faction of a centuries-old mystery society that has constructed superb technological advances, and unlocked the tactic to unencumber humanity's innate strength, and abilities lengthy inspiration the area of magic. Will was once mistakenly believed to be a key dissident and fugitive, at the run from the first crew, referred to as the Aliomenti.

Society believes him lifeless, and may elects to paintings from the shadows to profit the secrets and techniques of the Aliomenti, secrets and techniques that may support him search his personal kind of vengeance.

Or, possibly, turn into the fellow they'd sought all alongside.

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Unlike the river docks of their home this was a brine harbour, so there were no vodyanoi stevedores. Lounging against walls were the mountebanks and freelance scum of any port. “We have to be careful,” Cutter said. “We need a Shankellbound ship, and mostly that means cactus crew. You know what we have to do. We can’t face cactacae. ” “There’ll be tramp steamers,” said Ihona. “Pirates, most of them . ” She looked vaguely around her. Cutter spasmed and was quite still. Someone spoke to him. That voice again, up close whispering into his ear.

Cutter did not answer. ” Elsie said. She was talking about their quarry. “He always knew where it was, or thereabouts, he told me,” Cutter said. “He hinted he got messages from it. Said he heard from a contact in the city that they’re looking for the Council. ” Cutter had not brought the note, had been so hurt by its terse vagueness. “Showed me on a map once where he thought it was. I told you. ” As if it were just like that. They reached the base of a steep rise at twilight, found a rivulet and drank from it with vast relief.

Maybe they’ll have other things to think on than this war. So maybe you want to help us. ” With misshaped hands to his mouth the tardy gave a cry as base as animal pain. His lament rumbled over the grass. The animals of the hot night paused, and in the still there was an answer. Another cry, from miles off, that Cutter felt in his guts. Again and again the tardy sounded, announcing himself, and over the hours of that night a little corps of the ge’ain came to him on huge and painful steps. There were five, and they were various: some more than twenty feet tall, some barely half that, limbs broken and reset, unshapely.

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