By Simon R. Green
Twice upon a time, Prince Rupert and Princess Julia kept the woodland Kingdom.
They have earned the suitable to reside fortunately ever after.
But there's a blue moon at the rise....
Hawk and Fisher, recognized for his or her years of conserving the peace in Haven, are rather rather chuffed being legends. They gave up the hero company once they determined they'd grown too outdated for it. Now they run the Hero Academy, education younger hopefuls to be heroes.
Legends by no means die, however it turns out they can not retire, both. Hawk and Fisher's grownup young ones, Jack and Gillian, were abducted. They have been taken through the Demon Prince, an outdated enemy from the wooded area state who demanding situations the couple to at least one ultimate conflict for his or her lives. yet Hawk and Fisher think there's one other intent in the back of the abductions, one attached to a case they labored in Haven a long time ago—a case they do not want to discuss.
They haven't any selection yet to come to the woodland state, to be Prince Rupert and Princess Julia one final time in a single final story—of the type of issues that occur just once in a blue moon....
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They’re the battle-scarred crimebusters of a endless city warfare. Hawk principles the streets through battle-axe. Fisher cracks down on outlaws with sword and dagger. Their cruel beat is the sinister urban misnamed Haven: a depressing and violent city overrun with spell casters, demons, and thieves—a position the place cash will purchase anything…except justice.
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Once in a Blue Moon (Forest Kingdom, Book 4) by Simon R. Green