Nine Book Three: The Rise of the Kalingan
Penguin UK, 2015年12月23日 - 356 頁
NONE CAN CHANGE THE PAST, BUT THE FUTURE IS ANYBODY’S GAME . . . 271 BC On the one side is the Mauryan Empire under Ashoka, growing from strength to strength. On the other end is the highly trained spy, Vassa, a Kalingan. Ashoka and his army are moving towards Kalinga and it is predicted that nothing can stop it from annihilating the Kalingans. THE BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL HAS JUST BEGUN! Vassa needs to move quickly if he wants to change the destiny of his people. His mission is to hit at the very source of this powerful kingdom – the virtually indestructible, NINE. Can he go beyond all that is mortal and achieve the impossible? Gripping and unrelenting, NINE; The Rise of the Kaligan will hold you spell bound.
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animals Ashoka Ashoka tree Ashoka’s Hell asked attack beautiful Bindusara blessed blood body breath brother caught cave Chakravartin chest couldn’t cried crystal curse danger dark dead zone deep deity didn’t want earth stones eyes face fear feel fell felt flying carriage forest gaze glanced gods gripped guards hands head heard heart horses hybrids inside Kalingan killed king’s knew Krona land leave looked magical man’s Mana Mauryan Empire Mauryan king mind minister moon mother mother’s moved night Nirali nodded Okay palace grounds Pataliputra Poonii pouch powers protect Radhagupta rare earth returned robes Samraat seemed senses sentries shook silent slowly smiled snapped soft softly soul spirit stared stars stay stood stop suddenly sure temple Tipu Tipu’s torture trees turned Vassa Nine visitors voice waited walls war elephants warned warrior wasn’t watched weapons whispered woman women words yaksha yakshinis yogi