Thornbear: Book 1 (Champions of the Dawning Dragons) (Volume 1)

Thornbear: Book 1 (Champions of the Dawning Dragons) (Volume 1)

Michael G Manning

Language: English

Pages: 486

ISBN: 1502893398

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Gram lives in the long shadow cast by his father, the late-hero, Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where politics and wizardry appear to have replaced the need for men of might and main, he must make his own mark. Trapped within the seemingly safe confines of Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will define not only himself, but serve to remind others of his family’s legacy, and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.

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covering his eyes. Then he continued, “Today will be similar to yesterday. You will stand here without moving or speaking. If I strike at you, you may move or attempt to block the attack. If you move when I am not attacking, I will punish you.” The afternoon passed slowly. Gram was struck twice, both times because he had moved to avoid an imaginary attack. It was only after several hours that Cyhan finally attacked, and he utterly failed to detect it. Gram’s mind was focused on trying to detect

history were not something he would miss. When he was younger he had also been forced to spend his afternoons learning arithmetic and studying literature, but Rose had relented on the math front once he had demonstrated enough skill to balance an account book. Literature was something she had hoped he would grow to love, but by the time he was fourteen she had finally given up on that as well. History and geography were non-negotiable, however, as she felt no nobleman could get by without both

father knew that. He never let words provoke him to a fight, somethin’ you’d do well to learn.” A surge of anger made Gram step forward. He wanted to throttle the arrogant hunter, “Don’t you dare bring my father into this!” Grayson leapt back and rolled, pulling his bow up from the ground. Gram felt a light breeze beside his cheek and found himself staring down the shaft of a nocked and drawn arrow. “I done warned ye boy. Threaten me again an’ I’ll have ta find a new place to live.” Gram

the walls. Five men were dead. Not wounded, dead, he thought. I did that. His mind replayed the scene and he saw himself again, smashing the heads of those who had been rendered helpless. Gram’s stomach grew tight, and he felt his insides begin to heave. What have I done? A cry from deeper within the house brought him back to his senses. There was more yet to be done. Chapter 30 The sound wrenched him back to the present and Gram straightened up. Casting about, he found another of the men’s

left the cover of the rock that hid him he would be easily seen, even in the dim starlight, and the ground ahead was sure to make noise. Grace separated from him then, moving down the rocks and working her way along the gully before climbing up again on the other side. Her soft lightweight body made stealth easy, but her short limbs were a serious hindrance. Some places were simply impossible for her to climb over. She was forced to take a long circuitous route. It was another hour before she

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