The Infinite (Gates of Thread and Stone #2)
by Lori M. Lee
Release Date: 03/10/15
Summary from Goodreads:
The walls of Ninurta keep its citizens safe.
Kai always believed the only danger to the city came from within. Now, with a rebel force threatening the fragile government, the walls have become more of a prison than ever.
To make matters worse, as Avan explores his new identity as an Infinite, Kai struggles to remind him what it means to be human. And she fears her brother, Reev, is involved with the rebels. With the two people she cares about most on opposite sides of a brewing war, Kai will do whatever it takes to bring peace. But she’s lost her power to manipulate the threads of time, and she learns that a civil war might be the beginning of something far worse that will crumble not only Ninurta’s walls but also the entire city.
In this thrilling sequel to Gates of Thread and Stone, Kai must decide how much of her humanity she’s willing to lose to protect the only family she’s ever known.
I lived in the home of the man I’d killed. The thought didn’t occur to me until two months after his death, when the nightmares began. Maybe because the palace had been an opulent and spacious distraction, its white halls and crimson banners a convincing veneer. Maybe because Kahl Ninu hadn’t been a man at all.
Or maybe because a part of me, a part I didn’t want to acknowledge, was just as cold as the Infinite.
The idea worried me sometimes, but the nightmares were quick to chase away the notion. Besides, if it was true, seeing Avan every day would hurt less.
The pain never kept me away, though.
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