By Chris Evans
We don't worry the flame, notwithstanding it burns us,
We don't worry the hearth, notwithstanding it consumes us,
And we don't worry its light,
Though it finds the darkness of our souls,
For therein lies our power.
-- Blood Oath of the Iron Elves
First in a gorgeous debut sequence, A Darkness solid in hearth introduces an unforgiving international of musket and cannon...bow and arrow...magic, international relations, and oaths -- each one wielding poor strength in an Empire teetering on the point of war.
In this global, Konowa fast Dragon, former commander of the Empire's elite Iron Elves, is seemed upon as whatever yet traditional. He's murdered a Viceroy, been court-martialed, visible his liked regiment disbanded, and at last been banished in shame to the only position he despises the main -- the forest.
Now, all he wishes is to be left on my own together with his misery...but for Konowa, not anything is ever that straightforward. The mysterious and inviting Visyna Tekoy, the highborn daughter of an elfkynan governor, seeks him out within the risky wild with a royal decree that he resume his fee as an officer in Her Majesty's Imperial military, potent immediately.
For within the east, a falling purple megastar heralds the go back of a magic lengthy vanished from the earth. uprising grows in the Empire as a frantic race to arrive the famous person unfolds. it's a likelihood for Konowa to redeem himself -- no matter if the full affair seems to be doomed to be a suicide mission...
and that the warriors recruited for the duty should not in any respect what he expects. And worse, his key adversary within the perilous race for the megastar is the scary Shadow Monarch -- a mythical elf-witch whose machinations for absolute domination unfold deeper than Konowa may perhaps ever imagine....
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The panopticon is the architectural figure of a prison which has the feature of producing a permanent state of conscious and permanent visibility that “assures an automatic functioning of power” (Foucault, 1979, p. 201). Unlike the traditional conceptions of ideology, Foucault states that it is not possible to find a single responsible entity (such as a social class or institution, for example) in order to understand the normalization process, since it is a diffuse phenomenon that crosses society as a whole.
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A Darkness Forged in Fire (The Iron Elves, Book 1) by Chris Evans