The Keeper (Vega Jane, Book 2)

By David Baldacci

Vega Jane used to be regularly informed nobody may well depart town of Wormwood. She used to be informed there has been not anything outdoors however the Quag, a barren region jam-packed with risk and loss of life. and he or she believed it -- till the evening she stumbled throughout a mystery that proved that every little thing she knew was once a lie.

Now only one factor stands among Vega Jane and freedom -- the Quag. with a view to depart Wormwood and detect the reality approximately her global, Vega and her ally Delph needs to give you the option to make it throughout a terrifying land of bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic. however the Quag is worse than Vega Jane's darkest imagining. it is a residing, respiring criminal designed to maintain enemies out and the villagers of Wormwood in.

The Quag will throw every thing at Vega Jane. it is going to try and holiday her. it is going to try and kill her. And survival may come at a cost now not even Vega Jane is keen to pay.

Bestselling writer David Baldacci unleashes a storm of motion and adrenaline that takes readers to the breaking point.

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The following room shouted at me to leave! I marked it besides. The door after that didn’t budge before everything and that i notion the room was once going to scream at me. yet no sound got here. other than ultimately a tiny click on because the door swung open. I crept inside of and regarded round because the darkness was once dispelled via a wash of sunshine, back from an unknown resource. On each wall have been hundreds and hundreds of work. I moved ahead so i may see them extra essentially. teams of adult females had on lengthy robes with low-cut necklines revealing way more of themselves than i used to be used to seeing. Their hair was once superbly styled and layered and piled on best in their heads. The men wore darkish cloaks with embroidered sewing and what appeared to be gold leaf on their shoulders. a few held brief sticks of wooden and others had swords in holders on gilded belts encircling their waists. One male clutched an extended leather-based lead hooked up to a dogs that seemed like a miles greater model of Harry . the article regarded proud and noble staring off into the space because it sat obediently beside its grasp. I regarded down at Harry and located him watching his counterpart forged in oils on canvas. He appeared awestruck. My gaze stored roaming until eventually it ultimately stopped and hung on one woman. She used to be taller than the others, her flaming crimson hair pooled luxuriously round her wide, muscled shoulders. I immediately well-known her. She used to be the only I met on my journey during the fiery portals into the earlier, which I had came across at Stacks. I gazed again up on the portray. this feminine had kept my lifestyles and given me the basic ahead of demise at the battlefield. Curious although i used to be approximately her, my gaze back started roaming to the opposite work, which held landscapes of vast, attractive nation-state, cities with towering stone structures and easily laid cobblestone streets. Sleps and carriages have been pictured at the cobblestones and there has been an air of prosperity and, good, peace. As I moved round the room, notwithstanding, the air of wish and prosperity pale. The work became a ways darker and the stunning robes, piled-up hair and stately carriages on advantageous cobblestones have been not more. exchanging them have been scenes of bloody battlefields, smoldering ruins and abject carnage. in addition to this modification in topics, the brilliant shades of the sooner work had disappeared into the shadowy and miserable colours of blacks and grays, displaced merely through the garish thrust of bloody crimson, as somebody lay demise. Flames leapt from the stone towers, and everybody seemed anxious and stressed. in a single small portray, there has been a tender girl on my own on a highway, her face uplifted to the darkish sky and her mouth open it seems that in a scream as tears fell down her soiled cheeks. The feel of loss used to be lousy. We left this room and reached the following one. The door opened at my asking. Darkness back. I anticipated the lighting to come back on, yet they didn’t. I did pay attention whatever. whatever respiring. The breaths have been asymmetric, harsh, and sounded painful. I felt my very own chest tighten as I listened to them. I seemed wildly round for the resource of the noise.

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