In the fabulous metropolis of Marketh, master thief Crow flits fearlessly from rooftop to rooftop. He has fame. He has fortune. All he needs is a wedding gift for his beloved. But in mid-heist, the unthinkable happens. He is captured by Baron Duzayan, a wizard with eyes on the emperor’s throne and a shocking lack of morals. The next thing he knows, Crow is packed off to steal an impossible treasure. Lacking confidence in Crow’s commitment to the job, Duzayan raises the stakes with a little kidnapping and poison.
As if that’s not enough, he’s paired up with Tanris, the very man who set the trap to catch Crow. Doomed to work together in spite of obvious bad blood, the pair embarks on a rollicking, snarky ride through a land of wizards, demons, and ghosts. Luckily, Crow is armed with a razor-sharp wit and the love of the gods. They’re going to need it…
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Robin Lythgoe spent her formative years in a family of seven readers (including herself) with diverse interests. Fantasy, with its wonderful worlds and creatures and magic, firmly captured her heart.
Though she’s never trained as a thief or ridden a dragon, she has long harbored an excitement for learning. This has led to several self-taught talents such as writing, research, editing, Photoshop, mapmaking, and website coding. Her yearning to learn also results in lengthy visits at museums and historical sites, where she reads everything in sight, and looks up Even More on her trusty traveling data center. Her husband calls her a ‘brown ajah,’ which is acceptable only if the brown is dark chocolate (because milk chocolate is a color, not a flavor).
Today she writes tales about wizards and magic, fantastical places and extraordinary journeys.