Catalyst (Astoran Asunder #2)

Astoran Asunder

Book 2
Sweenix Rising Books
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The second book in the epic suspenseful romantic fantasy Astoran Asunder series. Contains mature content.


Xaran Ridgeford is on the cusp of a discovery that could have cataclysmic repercussions for the realm. Concerned about how deeply beholden to the trade Houses his House has become, he’s determined to go to extreme lengths to protect the secrecy of his research.


Unable to shake the conviction that there was more to her brother’s death than she was told, Aderyn Silverin left their mercenary company and has spent years wandering aimlessly, trying to erase her past.


A chance meeting in the city leads Xaran to hire Aderyn to help him get his research into secure hands. But her help comes with a price: information about her brother’s mission for Xaran’s House, the mission that got him killed. 


As Xaran and Aderyn work to untangle the web and reveal the truth, they start to realize that their only hope may rest in one another.

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Sweenix Rising Books
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English
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Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Romantic
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The third book in the epic suspenseful romantic fantasy Astoran Asunder series. Contains mature content.


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An Obscurist, Amir Sharaff was born to deceive. His House has long provided the nobility with reliable and trustworthy spies, and the ambitious Amir’s star is on the rise. What both his House and his noble patron don’t know is he’s also a double agent, gathering proof of the parts the nobles played in the royal massacre. When one of the nobles hints that there may be more to the death of Amir’s noble patron’s son than meets the eye, he can’t ignore the implications, even if they’re meant only to mislead him.


It’s the very opportunity Eraly needs. Amir has connections she lacks, and she possesses multiple skills that will make it easier to uncover the information he needs. Unwilling to fully place his trust in her, Amir nevertheless agrees to an uneasy alliance. What they find shakes the foundation of everything they hold true and sets them on a course that could irrevocably alter the realm.

The fifth and final book in the epic suspenseful romantic fantasy Astoran Asunder series. Contains mature content.


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Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Flame are amassing to strike against the conspirators, and as eager as he is to see justice done, Nevin cannot escape his dread at the prospect of Vonessa exposing her secret. She worries about the potential for violence too, but she’s far more afraid of what will follow in the reckoning’s wake. Can she become the leader Astoran needs?


Every other Guardian has a personal agenda to grapple with as well: Aderyn will at last face her brother’s murderer, Xaran will confront his House’s betrayal of the realm, Cianne will help capture her traitorous father, Kila will discover the fates of his fellow Enforcers, and Amir will take part in the upcoming battle to crush the nobility’s hold over the capital.


Yet they all grapple with the same essential question: what will the consequences of their actions be? Will the Astoran that rises from the ashes be better than the sundered realm the conspiracy created?

The third book in the epic suspenseful romantic fantasy Astoran Asunder series. Contains mature content.


Eraly’s trust in the Seventh Sisters is beginning to waver. Despite abundant proof that Astoran’s stability is deteriorating, the cloister’s leaders have resolved to adhere to their strict policy of non-interference. Eraly isn’t alone in her frustration, but before she can enact her plan to try to make the leaders see reason, she’s sent back into the field with instructions to infiltrate the nobility of Vyramas. Her covert mission: collect evidence the cloister leaders will be unable to disregard.


An Obscurist, Amir Sharaff was born to deceive. His House has long provided the nobility with reliable and trustworthy spies, and the ambitious Amir’s star is on the rise. What both his House and his noble patron don’t know is he’s also a double agent, gathering proof of the parts the nobles played in the royal massacre. When one of the nobles hints that there may be more to the death of Amir’s noble patron’s son than meets the eye, he can’t ignore the implications, even if they’re meant only to mislead him.


It’s the very opportunity Eraly needs. Amir has connections she lacks, and she possesses multiple skills that will make it easier to uncover the information he needs. Unwilling to fully place his trust in her, Amir nevertheless agrees to an uneasy alliance. What they find shakes the foundation of everything they hold true and sets them on a course that could irrevocably alter the realm.

A sexy romantic comedy series about wedding plans run amok. Contains mature content.


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Episode 1: With only seven days to go until the wedding, Ella heads to the salon. But her visions of a head full of beautiful highlights setting off her exquisite headpiece is ruined when something in the solution causes her hair to fall off in clumps.


Episode 2: Six days before the wedding, Ella learns just how contentious the seating arrangements can be when her mother and Masato clash over the seating chart.


Episode 3: When storm damage leaves a supplier incapable of delivering the flowers Ella had ordered, she’s left with only five days to figure out what to substitute for the arrangements.


Episode 4: Ella’s final wedding gown fitting ends in disaster when the iron used to press her gown malfunctions. How can she possibly find a replacement with only four days to go until her big day?


Episode 5: Masato makes a deal with Ella: one date, no talking about the wedding. But some bad sushi turns their relaxing evening into an unmitigated disaster.


Episode 6: Two days before the wedding, Masato gets into a fight with his Best Man, and Ella has an argument with her brother, the Man of Honor.


Episode 7: An unpleasant surprise awaits at the travel agency when Ella and Masato go to pick up their tickets: a hurricane has hit the Bahamas, destroying their honeymoon locale.


Episode 8: It’s wedding day at last, but just when Ella thought things might go her way, the cake is destroyed.

The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson at the top of his game.

In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.

Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together—and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past—even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.


Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Oathbringer

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Collection
Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels
Elantris
Warbreaker

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners
Steelheart
Firefight
Calamity

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