The Queen never had any respect for what needed to be done. Azkedellia knew what it took to keep Oz in order. That’s why Tarrent switched sides early on.
Strapped down tight, Tarrent now regretted it. They’d marched into Milltown that morning. His men were dead. He was next.
“What part of ‘No Humans Allowed’ did you not understand?” Vue’s voice was too much like a preacher’s.
“You gonna kill me?”
“No, just make you one of us…”
Vue pulled out a heart of tik-tok, beating obscenely in his metal claw.
Tarrent’s last memory was the sound of a buzzsaw.