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Peter Newman
The Ruthless

The Ruthless
Peter Newman

Return to a world of crystal armour, savage wilderness, and corrupt dynasties in book two of The Deathless series from Gemmell award-winning author Peter Newman. THE REBELFor years, Vasin Sapphire has been waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. Now, as other Deathless families come under constant assault from the monsters that roam the Wild, that time has come. THE RUTHLESSIn the floating castle of Rochant Sapphire, loyal subjects await the ceremony to return their ruler to his rightful place. But the child raised to give up his body to Lord Rochant is no ordinary servant. Strange and savage, he will stop at nothing to escape his gilded prison. AND THE RETURNED…Far below, another child yearns to see the human world. Raised by a creature of the Wild, he knows their secrets better than any other. As he enters into the struggle between the Deathless houses, he may be the key to protecting their power or destroying it completely. THE WILD HAS BEGUN TO RISE

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Source ISBN: 9780008229030

Ebook Edition © March 2019 ISBN: 9780008229054

Version: 2019-05-15

Dedication (#ulink_ef9472fe-7f92-5778-9096-781f56ec0d69)

To AndrewFor being there to catch me

Contents

Cover (#u45b91490-ebdf-5ae3-b298-96b3d0ab1d08)

Title page (#u5f816d87-e35a-5203-a8b8-a512f6962a55)

Copyright (#ua7bd154a-0430-55a5-98f6-2bba5d5dd72e)

Dedication (#ub55736bd-9abf-5a54-8182-d0c4014fa9e9)

Prologue (#u6546ed10-e50d-5421-967a-62c6ba9260cb)

Chapter One (#u9eb89a1a-ceb2-587c-a09d-1a0520b0483d)

Chapter Two (#u9713f4b3-893f-5aba-b03b-1ae5e803a9f5)

Chapter Three (#uf64e1725-7b20-5d62-a50f-655c4c9361fb)

Chapter Four (#u4fbff776-34f2-5cf8-b6e5-1e9020d37a63)

Chapter Five (#ub3aba6f4-1d46-558c-8da5-d44d23b3a607)

Chapter Six (#ueeb9832a-a629-5f99-94a1-03477fd37174)

Chapter Seven (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eight (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Nine (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Ten (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eleven (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twelve (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Thirteen (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Fourteen (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Fifteen (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Sixteen (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Seventeen (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eighteen (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Nineteen (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-One (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Two (#litres_trial_promo)

Acknowledgements (#litres_trial_promo)