Threading the Needle by Joshua Palmatier
Book Two of the Ley

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Sequel to Shattering the Ley, Joshua Palmatier's epic fantasy Ley series!

The Nexus—the hub created by the Prime Wielders to harness the magical power of the ley lines for the city of Erenthrall, the Baronial Plains, and the world beyond—has Shattered, the resultant pulse cascading through the system and leaving Erenthrall decimated, partially encased in a massive distortion.
 
The world has fared no better: auroral storms plague the land, transforming people into creatures beyond nightmare; silver-white lights hover over all of the major cities, the harbinger of distortions that could quicken at any moment; and quakes brought on by the unstable ley network threaten to tear the earth apart. The survivors of this apocalypse have banded together in desperate groups, both in the remains of Erenthall and in small enclaves beyond the city, scrounging for food and resources in an ever more dangerous world.
 
Having survived the initial Shattering, Wielder Kara Tremain and ex-Dog Allan Garrett have led their small group of refugees to the Hollow, a safe haven in the hills on the edge of the plains. But the ley system is not healing itself. Their only option is to repair the distortion that engulfs Erenthrall and to fix the damaged ley lines themselves. To do that, they’ll have to enter a city controlled by vicious bands of humans and non-humans alike, intent on keeping what little they’ve managed to scavenge together.
 
But as soon as they enter the streets of Erenthrall, they find themselves caught up in the maelstrom of violence, deception, and betrayal that the city has descended into—including the emergence of a mysterious and powerful cult calling themselves the White Cloaks, whose leader is known as Father....
 
He is the same man who once led the terrorist group called the Kormanley and brought about the Shattering that destroyed the world!
 

About Joshua Palmatier

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Joshua Palmatier holds a Ph.D. in and teaches mathematics at Oneonta. "The Skewed Throne" was his first published novel. Paricia Bray inherited her love of books from her parents, both of whom were fine storytellers in the Irish tradition. She has always enjoyed spinning tales, and turned to writing as a chance to share her stories with a wider audience. Patricia holds a master's degree in Information Technology, and combines her writing with a full-time career as an I/T Project Manager.
 
Published July 5, 2016 by DAW. 454 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Following the apocalyptic events of 2014's Shattering the Ley, the once-mighty city of Erenthrall is a devastated ruin, partially frozen in the disruption created when the Nexus, source of its power,

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After the hub that gathers all the magical ley lines in the city was devastated in Shatterin

Jul 01 2016 | Read Full Review of Threading the Needle: Book Tw...