Sometimes it takes a criminal to save a life. Eskild Fontaein should never have returned to his hometown. He could have stayed in the city where he was respected and admired, but no, he’d wanted to come home. And as the newly appointed town magistrate, the only way to be taken seriously was to be feared. Hanging a thief should fit the bill. He hadn’t wanted to do it. Wished he’d found another way. Sometimes, wishes do come true. Jaias Alvaldene, the scourge of Undcrest, madwoman, villain, thief, is dead. Well, not quite. It helps to have friends in high places, namely on the steps of the gallows when one’s about to be hung from a rope. She would have stayed dead too, if not for the town Magistrate who seemed so forlorn at her demise. What’s a good thief to do when a magistrate comes crying? When a young girl is stolen by a horde of cannibals, there’s only one person to ask for aid in rescuing her. Once a Thief, Always a thief…Can Eskild convince Jaias to help him find the child before it’s too late? Or will he lose everything to his Thief in the Night?
Kelly Marie VINE VOICE
Myths made real….
A peculiar and strange, but fascinating story! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It sort of reminded me of something along the lines of the movie, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. You know which movie I am talking about, right? There are a lot of intricately woven elements to this story that suck you into the very end. Myths made real…
“Do you know why it is so dangerous to try and charm a snake, Magistrate?… Because the snake is as charming as the magician thinks he is.”
I do like that it is a paranormal type of book but it is not outlandish in the slightest. It is subtle enough that it lets your imagination run wild while continuing on with the story. This is definitely a page-turner and believe me, you won’t be able to put this one down. I look forward to reading more by this author.
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