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Priestess of the White (Age of the Five Trilogy, Book 1) by Trudi Canavan

By Trudi Canavan

In a land close to peace—watched jealously by way of a ruthless cult from around the sea and beset through hidden enemies—five remarkable people needs to function sword and safeguard of the Gods.

Auraya is one.

Her heroism stored a village from destruction; now Auraya has been named Priestess of the White. the boundaries of her precise abilities needs to be validated on the way to end up her priceless of the dignity and grave accountability provided to her. yet a dangerous street lies forward, fraught with pitfalls that might problem the most recent servant of the gods. an everlasting friendship with a Dreamweaver—a member of an historical outcast sect of sorcerer-healers—could spoil Auraya's destiny. And her future has set her in clash with a robust and mysterious, black-clad sorcerer with yet a unmarried objective: the entire annihilation of the White. And he's not on my own . . .

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Lords and Ladies] His role as a deity is to hear the occult voice of the prey. He is a good listener, but his success rate at answering prayers is not high. His worshippers, unfortunately, tend to die shortly after calling upon his name. How he got his name is an interesting example of interaction between one universe and another. At any one time there are millions of particles of inspiration and information pulsating through the multiverse, pouring out from the minds of various sentient species.

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