Dear readers, we have reached the end of The Monster in the Hollows. We have laughed and cried together. We have yearned and talked and felt deeply. What a joy and a privilege it is to read these stories with you. Next week: The Warden and the Wolf King!
[Rudric] turned to his people and mounted the crate again.
“Countrymen! If there is evil in the world, it will find its way into the Green Hollows, no matter how vigilant our watch. If there is evil in the world, should not the warriors of the Green Hollows meet it?”
As Janner listened, Rudric changed the Green Hollows forever.
The histories of the Third Epoch tell how at the harbor of Ban Rona that night, Rudric ban Yorna and the Wolf King of Anniera mustered the Hollowsfolk to war. Word spread throughout the land that the Durgans were readying for battle. Dogs carried messages to the Outer Vales and the cities of the hills and all the villages between, calling for arms and anyone brave enough to wield them against Gnag the Nameless and the Fangs of Dang.
As winter fell, weapons were forged, timber was harvested, ships were built, and food was stored. Among the fields and hills of the Green Hollows, an army prepared for battle. They gathered their strength, and they waited. In the fullness of time, when the winter faded and the spring brought the thaw, the free people of Aerwiar would go to war.
And the Jewels of Anniera would lead them.
—From chapter 60, “The Keeper and the High King.”
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