By Thomas M. Reid
What brings a demon to the gates of heaven?
The half-fiend Kaanyr Vhok ultimately arrives on the vacation spot he has sacrificed a lot to achieve--he is within the middle of Celestia together with his lover and consort, the succubus Aliisza. merely to discover that the home of the Triad is falling aside, and he's certain through a vengeful Aliisza and a renegade angel into attempting to store it--not precisely the objective he had in mind.
the second one full-length novel within the Empyrean Odyssey, The Fractured Sky keeps to stick with struggle of the Spider Queen favorites Aliisza and Kaanyr Vhok because the pair of fiends fight to flee the center of a deeply stricken Celestia whereas certain to a very made up our minds angel.
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Could she have performed that for me? a tiny a part of him puzzled. No, he made up our minds, attempting to push that concept away. you just wish her with reference to turn out to your self as soon as and for all that she was once the uncaring fiend you’ve consistently imagined, he scolded himself. and also you can't allow that jeopardize Tauran’s plans. you might have tasks. nonetheless, similar to his mom lingered. “Here is my worry in all this,” the excessive Councilor acknowledged eventually. “That you—and we—are being manipulated by means of those fiends in ways in which we don't but comprehend, and we'll be packed with remorse after we do, whilst it’s too past due. You your self have admitted to such as soon as already, the second one time you stood sooner than us, after the alu escaped your custody. ” a number of murmurs of contract arose from the opposite Councilors accrued there. Kael scanned all of them, studied their faces, and observed not anything yet grim countenances and disapproval. They mirrored Kael’s personal suspicions. Vhok, Aliisza, and Zasian had pulled off a such a lot striking trick in an effort to breach the House’s defenses. “I have no doubt that you just think you're healthy to repulse such subterfuge,” the excessive Councilor persisted, “but those beings—these invaders—are shrewdpermanent. Even now, they're carrying on with a plot they hatched in the past, designed to exploit your willingness to offer them leeway. it's in our nature to provide forgiveness, redemption. Such generosity, even though traditional and strong, may be taken benefit of. ” “I am good conscious of the dangers, Councilor,” Tauran responded, staring down on the polished stones of the ground. “But i'm additionally good conscious of Vhok’s and Aliisza’s motivations. I, probably higher than you, understand what they need, what they search. no longer what they declare to need, yet what they honestly hope. I, not like you, am within the box, confronting such beings. I care for them, recognize their crafty firsthand. i've got already used such wisdom to realize their cooperation. it's going to reduction me in retaining my wits going ahead, I guarantee you. ” The Councilors stirred, transferring or murmuring between themselves, yet none of them faced Tauran on that time. Kael nodded a little to himself. sure, he idea. we will be able to use them to our virtue, rather than the opposite direction round. “Perhaps you’d care to give an explanation for the way you knew correct the place to discover the half-fiends? ” got here a voice from at the back of the pair of them. Kael famous the voice prior to he even rotated. He closed his eyes and stifled a groan. No! he fretted. Tauran nearly had them gained over. Why now? “Micus,” Tauran stated, turning to stand the newcomer. “What are you doing the following? ” “Making convinced the Council understands the entire evidence approximately your theories, Tauran. they should comprehend simply how inconsistently you’ve been behaving of overdue. I’m the following to ensure they do. ” “Micus, I already informed you, we—” “Tell them,” the opposite deva interrupted, pointing on the individuals of the Council. “They are those you must persuade. i've got already made up my brain. ” Tauran stared at his good friend for an extended second. It appeared to Kael that he debated anything, yet no matter what used to be at the angel’s brain, he didn't proportion it.