By G. Willow Wilson
In an unnamed heart jap protection nation, a tender Arab-Indian hacker shields his consumers — dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and different watched teams — from surveillance and attempts to stick out of hassle. He is going by way of Alif — the 1st letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a handy deal with to conceal at the back of. The aristocratic girl Alif loves has jilted him for a prince selected through her mom and dad, and his computing device has simply been breached by means of the state’s digital protection strength, placing his consumers and his personal neck at the line. Then it seems his lover’s new fiancé is the "Hand of God," as they name the top of country defense, and his henchmen come after Alif, riding him underground. whilst Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the key e-book of the jinn, which either he and the Hand suspect might unharness a brand new point of data expertise, the stakes are raised and Alif needs to fight for all times or dying, aided by means of forces obvious and unseen.
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Celaena almost choked, but kept her chin high. ” Ansel chuckled. ” Actually, it was Arobynn who usually saw to it that word got out through the proper channels. She left very little behind once her job was finished. Leaving a sign felt somewhat . . cheap. “I’d want everyone to know that I’d done it,” Ansel added. Well, Celaena did want everyone to know that she was the best, but something about the way Ansel said it seemed different from her own reasoning. ” Ansel asked suddenly. ” Celaena knew that she meant the fading bruises and cuts on her face.
Not that you have anything to worry about, she wanted to shout over her shoulder. She couldn’t run six measly miles in the desert. As she walked back to her room, Celaena had a horrible feeling that here, being Adarlan’s Assassin might not count for much. Later that night, when she and Ansel were both in their beds, Ansel whispered into the darkness: “Tomorrow will be better. ” That was easy enough for Ansel to say. She didn’t have a reputation to uphold—a reputation that might be crumbling around her.
Chapter Three Celaena dressed in the nicest tunic she’d brought—which wasn’t really anything to admire, but the midnight blue and gold did bring out the turquoise hues in her eyes. She went so far as to apply some cosmetics to her eyes, but opted to avoid putting anything on the rest of her face. Even though the sun had set, the heat remained. Anything she put on her skin would likely slide right off. Ansel made good on her promise to retrieve her before dinner and pestered Celaena with questions about her journey during the walk to the dining hall.