A Thief in the Night
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A Thief in the Night

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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. It takes a thief to destroy a demon! Circumstance made him a criminal. Destiny may make him a hero. As a thief, Malden is unparalleled in the Free City of Ness. But he has no desire to take up arms against the forces of horrific evil. By saving the life of the knight Croy, however, Malden has bound himself to an ancient, noble brotherhood!and he now possesses a magical weapon forged at the dawn of time -- one of only seven swords capable of destroying demons. Malden fears accompanying Croy and the barbarian Morget on their quest to dispatch a foul creature of nightmare!nor does he want to disturb the vengeful dead. But with an assassin on his heels, the young cutpurse is left with no choice but to follow. And there is the comely sorceress, Cythera, to consider -- promised to Croy but in love with Malden -- not to mention the fabulous treasure rumoured to be waiting in the inescapable depths of the demon's lair!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 36mm | 340.19g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperVoyager
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007384165
  • 9780007384167
  • 284,055

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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

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639 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 18% (113)
4 42% (267)
3 34% (216)
2 6% (37)
1 1% (6)
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