Defiance (Defiance Trilogy)

By C. J. Redwine

Defiance through C. J. Redwine is wealthy postapocalyptic YA myth ideal for enthusiasts of Graceling and Tamora Pierce.

While the opposite ladies within the walled city-state of Baalboden discover ways to stitch and dance, Rachel Adams learns to trace and hunt. whereas they bend like reeds to the desire in their male Protectors, she makes use of hers for sparring practice.

When Rachel's father fails to come from a courier project and is asserted useless, the city's brutal Commander assigns Rachel a brand new Protector: her father's apprentice, Logan—the boy she declared her like to and who grew to become her down years ahead of. Left with not anything yet fierce trust in her father's survival, Rachel comes to a decision to flee and locate him herself.

As Rachel and Logan conflict their method throughout the wilderness, stalked by way of a monster that cannot be killed and a military of assassins out for blood, they observe romance, heartbreak, and a fact that would incite a battle many years within the making.

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Shh,” he breathes opposed to my ear. I yank my arm from his seize and swallow the protest begging to be unleashed. We aren’t right here simply because Dad is useless. We’re right here as the Commander won’t let extra time for us to end up he’s alive. Anger hums underneath my pores and skin. The Commander keeps. “Upon his failure to come back from his courier venture to the city-state of Carrington, I invoked the sixty-day grace interval for go back. these sixty days are actually over. ” The around guy scratches furiously at the parchment with out spilling a spare drop of ink from his quill. i need to talk. To make him checklist my protest. something can have long past incorrect within the desolate tract. Dad could’ve taken in poor health. Been abducted through highwaymen. Been pushed off target via the Cursed One. None of these occasions are unavoidably deadly. We simply have to provide him extra time. My physique vibrates, rigidity coiling inside me till i need to clamp my jaw tight to maintain from interrupting. “Therefore, by way of correct as ruler and upholder of legislation in Baalboden, I now pronounce Jared Nathaniel Adams useless. ” The small, nervous-fingered guy gathers the stack of papers in entrance of him, clears his throat, and starts off to learn Dad’s will. I allow his phrases slide previous me, prepared him to rush up with a purpose to go away. but if he all at once falls silent and frowns, I commence being attentive. “Is there an issue? ” the Commander asks in a tone intended to express that there’d greater now not be. “It’s, ah, just a little abnormal. hugely abnormal. ” The man’s arms clench the parchment, curling the sides until eventually they start to disintegrate. “Continue,” the Commander says to him. a difficult knot kinds within the pit of my abdominal. “‘In the problem of the Protectorship of my daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Adams, I do hereby rent as her Protector …’” one other clearing of his throat. A quick look in my path. No, no longer in my path. In Logan’s. I grip the table’s side with clammy arms and believe the ground drop out of my international because the guy says, “‘I do hereby employ as her Protector, until eventually one of these day as she is legally Claimed, my apprentice, Logan McEntire. ’” bankruptcy LOGAN It takes a moment for the scoop to sink in. For me to gain he acknowledged my identify. now not Oliver’s. Mine. whilst I take in the sucker punch of panic to my intestine, I’m scrambling for a plan. whatever we will be able to all agree on as average and simply. A Protector is an older male relative or a husband. now not a nineteen-year-old orphan who carved his method out of poverty and desperation to develop into the apprentice to Baalboden’s top tracker. perhaps the Commander will interfere and let us know how preposterous this is often. recognize that I can’t most likely be anticipated to tackle a sixteen-year-old ward. now not while a guy of Oliver’s age and recognition is prepared and capable. as an alternative, the Commander appears around the lengthy expanse of desk among us and smiles, a small tightening of his mouth that does not anything to mitigate the predatory problem in his eyes. He won’t step in with no seeing me beg him for it first. I press my lips closed, a skinny line of defiance. I’d quite mix each point at the Periodic desk and take my percentages with the end result than humble myself prior to the Commander.

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