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Den of Thieves

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Enter a world of darkness and danger, honour, daring and destiny in David Chandler's magnificent epic trilogy: The Ancient Blades. Croy is a knight errant, and bearer of an ancient blade with a powerful destiny. He's also kind of, well, dim. He believes in honour. He believes that people are fundamentally good, and will do the right thing if you give them a chance. Unfortunately, Croy lives in the city of Ness. A thriving medieval city of fifty thousand people, none of whom are fundamentally even decent, and who will gleefully stab you in the back. If you give them a chance. Ness is also the home to Malden. Malden is a thief. He lives by his wits, disarming cunning traps, sneaking past sleeping guards, and running away very fast whenever people are trying to kill him. Which is often. One time Malden stole a crown. And then he had to steal it back to avoid a civil war. Croy got the credit, of course, because he's a noble knight. Another time the two of them went into the tomb of an ancient warrior race, and Croy accidentally started a barbarian invasion. Guess who had to clean that up? They probably wouldn't be friends at all if it wasn't for Cythera. Cythera is a witch. A mostly-good witch. And despite herself she can't stop thieves and knights falling in love with her...At the same time.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 32mm | 330g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperVoyager
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007384181
  • 9780007384181
  • 430,097

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Praise for David Chandler [who also writes as David Wellington]: 'Wellington is a vivid storyteller, whether describing gruesome attacks, expressing the subtle attraction between man and woman, or chronicling the life of a troubled teen.' - Associated Press 'Terrific; a literate, smartly constructed page-turner... Wellington again proves himself as one of the very best authors of contemporary horror fiction.' - Bookgasm.com 'The taut narrative never slackens, providing thrilling entertainment for readers who like their horror raw and bloody.' - Publishers Weeklyshow more

About David Chandler

David Chandler was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Syracuse University and received an MFA in creative writing from Penn State. He also holds a masters degree in Library Science from the Pratt Institute. He now lives in New York City with his wife who, in her wedding vows, promised to "kick serious zombie ass" for him.show more

Our customer reviews

Malden is a thief in the free city of ness. Malden is soon pulled into a plot to steal the cornet of burgrave all because Malden hope to get real freedom that cutbill, lord of the underworld promised him. Malden well soon face more than he bargained for. I really liked the plot it was simple but exciting. The characters were well thought out and interesting and I really like how the story came together. There was a couple times that I felt my mind wonder away from the book but the author soon pulled you back with some fun action. I felt that the last 200 pages where the best. A lot more was going on and the characters really came together. I'm a really big fantasy fan but normally there is a lot more dragon, elves and dwarfs in them this book took a different path and you heard little about fantasy creatures but I still found I was really into the book. It was not a fast read but it was well worth the time reading it. I would give the book 4 stars and say that you really need to take the time reading this there is a lot to like about the book if you give it a chance.show more
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