The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden)
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To Survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies…and becomes one of the monsters. Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what—and who—is worth dying for…again.
Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.
WHAT IF HAVING A CHANCE TO SAVE HUMANITY MEANT BECOMING what you hate and fear MOST?
civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what—and who—is worth dying for…again.
Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable dystopian journey begins.
on the top shelf. The bedrooms were mostly empty, stripped of sheets and clothes, though by the stench of feces and urine, I suspected a fox or maybe a whole family of raccoons had made its home under the bed. I ducked into the hall and found the bathroom. The mirror over the sink was shattered and broken, but inside the cabinet I found a box of gauze pads and a dusty bandage roll. Beneath them sat a small bottle of pills and a larger brown bottle half full of liquid. I squinted at the faded
could escape. “You’ll leave?” Keller asked gravely. “You’ll walk away and not come back?” “You have my word.” He sighed and lowered his gun. “All right,” he stated, as a few of his men started to protest. “We’ll escort you to the gates.” “Sarge!” “Enough, Jenkins!” Keller glared at the man who had spoken. “She hasn’t hurt anyone here, and I’m not about to start a fight with a vampire if there’s no need. Shut up and stand down.” The soldiers relented, but I felt their glares on my back as
swung outward. Past the frame, I stepped into yet another dark, claustrophobic hallway. Only this time, large windows ran along the wall, looking into isolated rooms. Though some of the windows were smashed and broken, the glass was extremely thick, and more than a few were still intact. I looked closer, and a chill skittered down my spine. Thick steel bars ran vertically across the windows, like cages. The doors on the rooms were the same thick, heavy metal, and they all locked from the
mean…that sword must be crazy sharp, to cut through a full grown boar. You’re not even breathing hard.” Alarm shot through me. I deliberately took a deep, ragged breath. “It just hasn’t hit me yet,” I said, trying to sound breathless and shaky. Zeke stepped toward me, looking worried, but my attention suddenly shifted to something else. In that breath, I smelled the foul, rotten carcass of the rabid boar, making me slightly nauseated, but I also caught the hint of blood. Clean, untainted blood.
“Allison.” I turned. Zeke stood in the same spot with his back to me, the gun still dangling at his side. “We’re even now,” he murmured. “But…this is the last favor I’ll grant. If I see you again, I’ll kill you.” I faced the wall again, not wanting to reveal how much that hurt, or how much I wanted to spin around, knock him over and let him see how much of a demon I really was. My throat burned, but I swallowed the tears and the anger, burying it under cold indifference. I’d known, eventually,