Berren has lived in the city all his life. He has made his way as a thief, paying a little of what he earns to the Fagin like master of their band.
But there is a twist to this tale of a thief. One day Berren goes to watch an execution of three thieves.
He watches as the thief-taker takes his reward and decides to try and steal the prize.
He fails. The young thief is taken. But the thief-taker spots something in Berren. And the boy reminds him of someone as well. Berren becomes his apprentice. And is introduced to a world of shadows, deceit and corruption behind the streets he thought he knew. Full of richly observed life in a teeming fantasy city, a hectic progression of fights, flights and fancies and charting the fall of a boy into the dark world of political plotting and murder this marks the beginning of a new fantasy series for all lovers of fantasy - from fans of Kristin Cashore to Brent Weeks.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 07/04/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780575094499