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Years ago, Vlad Taltos came from the East to make his way as a human amidst the impossibly tall, fantastically long lived natives of the Dragaeran Empire. He joined the Jhereg, one of the seventeen Dragaeran Houses that handles the Empire's vices: gambling, rackets, organized crime. He became a professional assassin. He was good at it. But that was then, before Vlad and the Jhereg became mortal enemies. For years, Vlad has run from one end of the Empire to the other, avoiding the Jhereg assassins who pursue him. Now, finally, he's back in the imperial capital where his family and friends are. He means to stay there this time. Whatever happens. And whatever it takes.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 22mm | 276g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765380641
  • 9780765380647
  • 231,176

About Steven Brust

Steven Brust is the author of Dragon, Issola, the New York Times bestsellers Dzur and Tiassa, and many other fantasy novels. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.show more

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"Wonderful... Like most of Brust's books, this witty, wry tale stands alone and is very accessible to new readers." --Publishers Weekly on Tiassa"Delightful, exciting, and sometimes brilliant." --Neil Gaiman"Steven Brust may well be America's best fantasy writer." --Tad Williamsshow more

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2,033 ratings
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4 41% (833)
3 12% (252)
2 1% (21)
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