The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume 1

By Gordon Dahlquist

Here starts off a unprecedented alliance—and a brutal and soft, stunning, and electrifying event to finish all adventures.

It starts off with an easy word. Roger Bascombe regretfully needs to notify Celeste Temple that their engagement is forthwith terminated. made up our minds to determine why, pass over Temple takes step one in a trip that may propel her right into a dizzyingly seductive, completely surprising international past her imagining—and set her on a collision direction with a killer and a spy—in a bodice-ripping, action-packed roller-coaster journey of suspense, betrayal, and richly fevered desires.

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She took a breath, and chided herself for thus brusque a judgment—after the entire ladies were finely dressed. they could be unchaste, even slatternly, they could certainly be right here when it comes to a few hotel—who knew the issues of another’s lifestyles? the real query was once no matter if this needs to lead perforce to a state of affairs past her abilities to control. there have been nice gaps in leave out Temple’s experience—which she could freely recognize, whilst pressed—that have been in basic terms usually stuffed in with both nice swathes of inference and surmise. approximately lots of these items she however felt she had a good suggestion. approximately others, she most well liked to discover excitement in secret. within the topic of the unusual theatre, even though, she was firm that no gaps, as a way to communicate, might be crammed in any respect. She may perhaps a minimum of pay attention on the door. With care she grew to become the knob and opened the door might be an inch. She heard not anything. She opened it a piece wider, sufficient to insert her head throughout the hole. the sunshine seemed just like sooner than. the opposite girls had simply simply long past out—she may perhaps in basic terms have dithered for the gap of a minute. might or not it's that the group used to be so quickly in hushed focus? used to be there already a few ghastly tableau on show? She listened, yet heard not anything. Peering round the nook, notwithstanding, simply gave her the obvious mild in her eyes. She crept ahead. She nonetheless heard not anything. She decreased herself to a crouch, then to her arms and knees, all of the whereas looking at up the ramp at an uncomfortable perspective. She observed and heard not anything. She stopped. She was once on the element the place any longer circulate may demonstrate her to the gallery—she was once already totally noticeable from the degree, had a person been there to work out her. She shifted her gaze to the desk. there has been nobody upon it. there has been nobody in any respect. pass over Temple was once tremendous pissed off, if additionally relieved, and extra, greater than a bit curious as to what had really occurred to the 3 girls. Had they in simple terms long past out the opposite part? She resolved to persist with them, yet occurred in crossing the degree to look up back on the blackboard, the obtrusive gentle now out of her eyes. within the comparable block letters, a person had inscribed, “SO THEY will be CONSUMED”. leave out Temple visibly all started, as though somebody had blown in her ear. The phrases had certainly no longer been there earlier than. She whirled round to the gallery seats back, trying to find someone hiding on their arms and knees. there has been nobody. immediately she endured throughout to the 1st ramp and down it, rounding the nook to the door. It used to be closed. She placed her head to the door and listened. She heard nothing—but this intended not anything, the doorways have been thick. drained as she used to be of pointless stealth, she back grew to become the knob with excruciating endurance and opened it barely enough to peek via. She widened the outlet, listened, heard not anything, and widened it back. nonetheless not anything. Annoyance getting the easiest of her, leave out Temple opened the door thoroughly, and gasped with surprise. Strewn around the ground have been the tattered, savaged is still of her hooded cloak, her costume, her corset, and her undergarments—all slashed past fix, approximately past attractiveness.

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