'Fantasy fans won't want to miss this' Publishers Weekly
A high-stakes heist novel set in a gritty world of magic and malice.
WHO NEEDS FRIENDS WHEN YOU HAVE AXES?
Ryia 'the Butcher' Cautella has earned her reputation as the quickest, deadliest blade in the city - not to mention the sharpest tongue. But Ryia Cautella is not her real name.
A deadly secret has kept Ryia in hiding, running from city to city, doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the formidable Guildmaster - sovereign ruler of the five kingdoms. But even the most powerful men can be defeated.
One last impossible job is all that stands between Ryia and her freedom - but even the Butcher can't do it alone. She teams up with the Saints, a crew of uniquely skilled miscreants, smugglers and thieves, to carry off a death-defying heist into the most tightly guarded island in the kingdoms - the Guildmaster's stronghold.
Unfortunately for Ryia, her new allies are all planning betrayals of their own . . .
'Electrifying' Publishers Weekly
'Gritty, fun and effortlessly immersive' H.M. Long, Hall of Smoke
'A riveting, high-stakes adventure' J.S. Dewes, The Last Watch
'Lightning-paced . . . You won't want to miss AMONG THIEVES' Lucy Holland, Sistersong
'A ride from beginning to end' Genevieve Gornichec, The Witches Heart
- ISBN10 1473234522
- ISBN13 9781473234529
- Publish Date 9 September 2021 (first published 7 September 2021)
- Publish Status Active
- Publish Country GB
- Imprint Gollancz
- Format Hardcover
- Pages 352
- Language English