A Dance of Cloaks

A Dance of Cloaks : Book 1 of Shadowdance

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Description

The Underworld rules the city of Veldaren. Thieves, smugglers, assassins . . . they fear only one man.

Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. All the thieves' guilds of the city are under his unflinching control. If he has his way, death will soon spill out from the shadows and into the streets.

Aaron is Thren's son, trained to be heir to his father's criminal empire. He's cold, ruthless - everything an assassin should be. But when Aaron risks his life to protect a priest's daughter from his own guild, he glimpses a world beyond poison, daggers and the iron rule of his father.

Assassin or protector; every choice has its consequences.

Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 169 x 198 x 32mm | 325g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356502783
  • 9780356502786
  • 84,952

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Buy the book and budget for the rest; you'll want to see this story through to the end * SFX * Dalglish is well on his way to join the ranks of Peter V. Brett and Brent Weeks as influential authors in a new generation of fantasy * FANTASY FACTION * Fast, furious and fabulous * Michael J. Sullivan, author of THEFT OF SWORDS * A winning combination of A Game of Thrones, sword-and-sorcery RPGs, and vivid description . . . The point of view shifts continually, encompassing bit players and major characters from every angle of the struggle, and Dalglish handles his cast of thousands with aplomb . . . this is a fun read. Dalglish puts familiar pieces together with a freshness and pleasure that are contagious * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * A gritty book with intriguing characters and has a plot which will keep you hooked till the end * FANTASY BOOK CRITIC * An excellently paced, character driven fantasy novel * BOOKBAG * The prose is solid, the pace wonderful and when the action happens its quick, fast and to the point . . . Back that up with a cracking supporting cast alongside an inventive world and all round I was a very happy reader. Great stuff * Falcata Times * Fans of A Game of Thrones should most definitely take note of this extremely exciting first book in the Shadow Dance series. Bring on book 2! * FICTION FASCINATION *
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About David Dalglish

David Dalglish currently lives in rural Missouri with his wife Samantha, daughter Morgan, and dog Asimov. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 and currently devotes himself to perfecting his craft. He spends his free time playing racquetball and watching PBS with his daughter.
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Rating details

12,230 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 25% (3,033)
4 38% (4,636)
3 27% (3,278)
2 8% (961)
1 3% (322)
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