Enter a world of darkness and danger, honour, daring and destiny in David Chandler's magnificent epic trilogy: The Ancient Blades. Croy is a knight errant, and bearer of an ancient blade with a powerful destiny.
He's also kind of, well, dim. He believes in honour. He believes that people are fundamentally good, and will do the right thing if you give them a chance. Unfortunately, Croy lives in the city of Ness.
A thriving medieval city of fifty thousand people, none of whom are fundamentally even decent, and who will gleefully stab you in the back.
If you give them a chance. Ness is also the home to Malden. Malden is a thief. He lives by his wits, disarming cunning traps, sneaking past sleeping guards, and running away very fast whenever people are trying to kill him.
Which is often. One time Malden stole a crown. And then he had to steal it back to avoid a civil war.
Croy got the credit, of course, because he's a noble knight.
Another time the two of them went into the tomb of an ancient warrior race, and Croy accidentally started a barbarian invasion.
Guess who had to clean that up? They probably wouldn't be friends at all if it wasn't for Cythera.
Cythera is a witch. A mostly-good witch. And despite herself she can't stop thieves and knights falling in love with her...
At the same time.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/07/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780007384181