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  • ISBN: 9781250311009
  • ISBN: 1250311004
  • Physical Description: 348 pages : illustration, map ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor, 2019.

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General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Summary, etc.:
Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all. When her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy's aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life--and the price is her banishment. Now back in Beggar's Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she'll have to rely on newfound allies--a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they'll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    *Starred Review* In Glass' debut, magic is prohibited and punishable by a merciless death. Romy, a pampered courtesan, trades her life as the cherished companion of the most powerful man in the city to save her impetuous younger brother, who has used his skill for walking through walls to commit an impossible theft and brought unwanted attention to his sister's hidden background. Romy is a reluctant sorcerer, who despises her ability to alter a person's mind without their consent. She does not understand her brother's eagerness to explore his sorcerous talent, because whenever she uses her gift, it leaves her trembling and sick. When she discovers a threat to her former master and the city, Romy must find a way to foil the plot, even it if means using magic. She will have to work with her wastrel brother, employ a drunken swordsman, and make use of a talented craftsman to pull off an improbable heist. A combination of political intrigue, deceit, and forbidden talents imbues this adventurous series-starter that ends with hints of another caper to come with a Mission Impossible vibe. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

CATE GLASS was born and raised in Texas, and now resides in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with her husband and three sons. She is the author of the Chimera novels (An Illusion of Thieves).

Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Thieves > Fiction.
Courtesans > Fiction.
Wizards > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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