One of the most anticipated fantasy novels of the year, and the start of a ground-breaking epic fantasy trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Daniel Abraham, one half of James S. A. Corey.
From New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author Daniel Abraham, co-author of The Expanse, comes a monumental epic fantasy trilogy that unfolds within the walls of a single great city, over the course of one tumultuous year, where every story matters, and the fate of the city is woven from them all.
Kithamar is a center of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories unfold. This is Alys's.
When her brother is murdered, a petty thief from the slums of Longhill sets out to discover who killed him and why. But the more she discovers about him, the more she learns about herself, and the truths she finds are more dangerous than knives.
Swept up in an intrigue as deep as the roots of Kithamar, where the secrets of the lowest born can sometimes topple thrones, the story Alys chooses will have the power to change everything.
Praise for Daniel Abraham:
'EVERYTHING I LOOK FOR IN A FANTASY' George R.R. Martin
'A RICH, SATISFYINGLY COMPLEX EPIC FANTASY' Publishers Weekly
'PREPARE TO BE SHOCKED, STARTLED AND ENTERTAINED' Locus
An atmospheric and fascinating tapestry, woven with skill and patience
This outstanding series debut . . . instantly hooks readers with dual mysteries . . Readers will eagerly anticipate the sequel
Everything I look for in a fantasy
Prepare to be shocked, startled and entertained
Daniel Abraham is the author of the critically acclaimed Long Price quartet. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild Award. He also writes (with Ty Frank) as James S. A. Corey, author of the New York Times bestselling Expanse sequence - now a major TV series. He lives in New Mexico.