Cyndere's Midnight: A Novel

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Crown Publishing Group, Sep 16, 2008 - Fiction - 384 pages
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When a bloodthirsty beastman discovers Auralia’s colors, his conscience awakens. When the heiress of a powerful kingdom risks everything to help him, their lives--and the lives of a kingdom--hang in the balance.

“Cyndere walked down to the water to make her daily decision — whether to turn and go back into House Bel Amica, or to climb old Stairway Rock and throw herself into the sea…”

In Cyndere’s Midnight, the power of Auralia’s colors brings together a bloodthirsty beastman and a grieving widow in a most unlikely relationship… one that not only will change their lives, but could also impact the four kingdoms of The Expanse forever.

Jordam is one of four ferocious brothers from the clan of cursed beastmen. But he is unique: The glory of Auralia’s colors has enchanted him, awakening a noble conscience that clashes with his vicious appetites.

Cyndere, heiress to a great ruling house, and her husband Deuneroi share a dream of helping the beastmen. But when Deuneroi is killed by the very people he sought to help, Cyndere risks her life and reputation to reach out to Jordam. Beside a mysterious well–an apparent source of Auralia’s colors–a beauty and a beast form a cautious bond. Will Jordam be overcome by the dark impulse of his curse, or stand against his brothers to defend House Abascar’s survivors from a deadly assault?

Critics hailed Jeffrey Overstreet’s first fantasy novel, Auralia’s Colors, as “exceptionally well crafted,” “beautiful,” and “masterfully told.” Now he continues weaving this fantastic tapestry with an enchanting fairy tale for ambitious imaginations of all ages.


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Contents

Dedication Map Prologue
The Heiress and the Oceandragon
Predators in the Ruins
Rescue on Baldridge Hill
Jordams Secret
Hunting and Hunted
Trouble in Tilianpurth
The Blue Glen
Ceremony of Sacrifice
Jordams Descent
Runaways
What Became of the Boy in the Stove
Auralias Blue Room
Sculpting a Future
The Fight in the Hall of the Lost
The Siege of Barnashum

Two Prisoners
Midnight Encounter
Wirebound
Brothers Divided
Calravens Bargain
Ambush on the Bridge
Out of the Prison Pit into the Fireplace
A Royal Scrubbing
Bels Request
Shelter
The Watcher and the Ruined Farm
A Seer Comes to Tilianpurth
Through the Claws
A Song for Abascar a Song for the King
Auralias Fear Chamber
The Memorial Tree
The Breaking of the Brothers
Ryllions Faith
New Tracks
Epilogue
A Guide to the Characters
Acknowledgments
About The Author
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About the author (2008)

Jeffrey Overstreet is a novelist and award-winning film reviewer. A contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response, his work has also appeared in Risen, Paste, and Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion. His reviews are published at LookingCloser.org and regularly featured at ChristianityTodayMovies.com. A frequent lecturer at universities, arts conferences, and film festivals around the country, Jeffrey lives in Shoreline, Washington, with his wife, Anne. Cyndere’s Midnight is the second novel in The Auralia Thread series.


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