By John Connolly
Jerome Burnel was a hero. He intervened to avoid a number of killings and in doing so damned himself. His lifestyles used to be torn aside. He was once imprisoned, brutalized.
But in his ultimate days, with the hunters circling, he tells his tale to non-public detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the woman who was once marked for loss of life yet used to be kept, of those who tormented him, and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade.
Parker isn't like different males. He died, and used to be reborn. he's able to salary war.
Now he'll descend upon a wierd, remoted group known as the minimize, and face down a strength of guys who rule by means of terror, intimidation, and murder.
All within the identify of the being they serve.
All within the identify of the lifeless King.
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