A Thief in the Night (Ancient Blades Trilogy, Book 2) by David Chandler
By David Chandler
Situation made him a criminal.Destiny could make him a hero.
As a thief, Malden is unheard of within the loose urban of Ness,and chuffed there. yet by way of saving the lifetime of theknight Croy, Malden has certain himself to an ancient,noble brotherhood . . . and he now possesses one ofonly seven old Blades able to destroying demons.
Malden fears accompanying Croy and the barbarian MÖrgeton their quest to dispatch a bad creature of nightmare . . .nor does he are looking to disturb the vengeful useless. yet with anassassin on his heels, the younger cutpurse is left with out choice.And there's the comely sorceress, Cythera, to consider--promised to Croy yet in love with Malden--not to mentionthe superb treasure rumored to be hidden in thedepths of the demon's lair . . .
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