A thrilling fantasy debut - a high-stakes heist novel set in a gritty world of magic and malice, and perfect for fans of Six of Crows and Joe Abercrombie
A group of uniquely skilled criminals team up for an impossible job . . . while plotting to betray one another
Ryia Cautella is a callous and brazen mercenary working for a criminal syndicate in the slums of the dockside city of Carrowwick. In just over a year's time she's already earned herself a reputation as the quickest, deadliest blade in the city - not to mention the sharpest tongue. But Ryia Cautella is not her real name.
For the past six years a deadly secret has kept Ryia in hiding, running from city to city, doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the formidable Guildmaster - sovereign ruler of the five kingdoms of Thamorr. No matter how far or fast she runs, his servants never fail to track her down... But even the most powerful men can be defeated.
Her path now leads directly into the heart of the Guildmaster's stronghold, and against every instinct she has, she knows it's not a path she can walk alone. Forced to team up with a crew of assorted miscreants, smugglers and thieves, Ryia must plan her next moves carefully. If she succeeds she wins her freedom once and for all, but unfortunately for Ryia, her new allies are nearly as selfish as she is...
And they all have plans of their own.