By Carol Goodman
Monetary straits and a hope for a clean begin take lately widowed Meg Rosenthal and her aloof teenage daughter, Sally, to Arcadia Falls, a tucked-away hamlet in upstate long island the place Meg has accredited a educating place at a boarding university. The creaky, missed cottage they’ll be calling domestic appears like an unwell omen, yet Meg is set to make the simplest of it. Then a surprising quandary moves: in the course of Arcadia’s First evening bonfire, one among Meg’s folklore scholars plunges to her demise in a campus gorge. Sheriff Callum Reade unearths the presumed twist of fate suspicious, yet then, he's a guy with a gloomy earlier himself. Meg is unnerved by means of Reade’s curiosity within the girl’s demise, and as long-buried secrets and techniques emerge, she needs to face down her personal demons and the risk threatening to envelop Sally. because the previous clings tight to the current, the shadows, as though in a terrifying fairy story, develop longer and deadlier.
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They burst into the open with Torrian's cavalrymen close behind, their faster mounts gaining on the warhorse. As they drew alongside, one reached for her reins. Falcon lunged at him, knocking his horse down. Man and beast rolled in a tangled heap, and Falcon turned his head to snap at the horse on the other side, making it shy. Tassin struck at the rider who drew alongside to replace the one who had fallen, her sword bouncing off his armour in a shower of sparks. The man hacked at Falcon's neck, cutting a gash in the thick muscle.
King Torrian attacks! " Tassin sat bolt upright, finding herself still dressed in her blood-stained riding clothes. She rubbed bleary eyes as the woman wept and ran around the room, flapping her hands. Tiring of the racket, Tassin rose and grabbed the hysterical girl, putting an end to her shrieks with a slap. The girl gasped, sagged and snivelled, clutching her cheek. The faint sounds of battle came from outside, distant shouts and screams of dying men mingled with the clash of arms and the hiss of arrows.
The courtyard was overrun, the last of her soldiers holding the enemy at bay. Remembering that she still held a sword, Tassin swung it at him. His free hand flashed up, gripped the blade, twisted it from her grip and tossed it aside. She growled as he pulled her alongside him, her jacket cutting into her neck. Her stumbling steps could barely keep pace with his long strides, and only his brutal grip on her jacket kept her from falling. He shifted his hold to her arm, ignoring her yelp as he trundled her up the steps.
Arcadia Falls: A Novel by Carol Goodman