Without Bloodshed: a Starbreaker novel
"All who threaten me die."
These words made Morgan Stormrider's reputation as one of the Phoenix Society's deadliest IRD officers. He served with distinction as the Society's avenger, and specialized in hunting down anybody who dared kill an Adversary in the line of duty. After a decade spent living by the sword, Morgan wants to bid a farewell to arms and make a new life with his friends and his music.
Despite his faltering faith, the Phoenix Society has a final mission for Morgan. A dictator's public accusations made him a liability to his organization. He must put everything aside, make his way to Boston, and put down Alexander Liebenthal's coup while taking him alive to prove he is not the Society's assassin.
Despite the gravity of his task, Morgan cannot put aside his ex-girlfriend's murder, or efforts to frame him and his closest friends for the crime. He cannot ignore a request from a trusted friend to investigate the theft of designs for a weapon before which even gods stand defenseless. He cannot disregard the corruption implied in the Phoenix Society's willingness to make him a scapegoat should he fail to resolve the crisis in Boston without bloodshed.
However, the words with which he forged his reputation haunt him still.
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- Author's Notes
- Original Disclaimer
- The Unforgiven imaginos ashtoreth
- No Refuge but in Audacity saul-rosenbaum iris-deschat karen-del-rio malkuth elisabeth-bathory
- Even Gods May Stand Defenseless morgan-cooper nakajima-chihiro