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As a human and an Easterner, Vlad Taltos has survived in the decadent city of Drilankha by practicing the trade he knows best - killing people for a living. His skill as an assassin, and the timely intervention of his telepathic winged-lizard companion, Loiosh, have won him a relatively safe post in House Jhereg, running the rackets for a section of the great city. But when a powerful Dragonlord commands him to track down an enchanted weapon of great power - before it has even been stolen - Vlad finds himself inexorably drawn to the last place he wants to be, a total war on an apocalyptic scale between two sorcerous enemies, where he must play crucial role without a clue as to what is expected of him. Only his cunning wit and well-earned distrust of all things magical stand between Vlad and a most unpleasant demise.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0812589165
  • 9780812589160
  • 214,353

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About Steven Brust

Steven Brust is the bestselling author of" Issola, Dragon, The ""Phoenix"" Guards, Five Hundred Years After, The Paths of the Dead, " "The Lord of Castle Black, Sethra Lavode, "and "To Reign in Hell, " among many others. A native of Minneapolis, he currently lives in Las Vegas.

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