A Dance of Cloaks (Shadowdance, Book 1) by David Dalglish

By David Dalglish

From USA Today bestselling writer David Dalglish
The Underworld ideas town of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins... they worry just one guy.
In publication number 1 of the Shadowdance sequence, Thren Felhorn is the best murderer of his time. the entire thieves' guilds of town are below his unflinching keep an eye on. If he has his method, dying will quickly spill out from the shadows and into the streets.
Aaron is Thren's son, informed to be inheritor to his father's felony empire. He's chilly, ruthless - every thing an murderer may be. but if Aaron dangers his existence to guard a priest's daughter from his personal guild, he glimpses an international past piston, daggers, and the iron rule of his father.
Assassin or protector; each selection has its consequences.

Fantasy writer David Dalglish spins a story of retribution and darkness, and an underworld achieving for final power.

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He took Tanner’s hand. “Ta for the story. ” They continued. Chapter Three Bellis came out of sleep when they set sail again, though the bay was still dark. The Terpsichoria juddered and shivered like a cold animal, and she rolled to the porthole and watched the few lights of Qé Banssa move away. That morning, she was not allowed onto the main deck. “Sorry ma’am,” said a sailor. He was young, and desperately uncomfortable at blocking her way. ” He shied as if she had hit him. ” Bellis’ eyes widened fractionally.

I have no idea,” he said slowly. It took a moment for Bellis to realize he was answering her question. They kept their eyes on the enormous shape in the sea for as long as they could make it out at all. When it was gone they walked in silence toward the corridor. And then, as they reached the door into the cabins, someone behind them shouted. ” It was true. Miles in the distance, a second colossal platform. Bigger than the first. It loomed on four legs of weatherbeaten concrete. This one was sparser.

Halfway across the world, a little blister of civilization in unknown lands. A home from home, New Crobuzon’s colony. Rougher, surely, and harder and less cosseted— Nova Esperium was too young for many kindnesses—but a culture modeled on her city’s own. She realized that, with that destination, New Crobuzon would pay her passage, even as she fled it. And a channel of communication would remain open to her: regular if occasional contact with ships from home. She might then know when it was safe to return.

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