Caught up in a confrontation between the hated Guild magicians and the angry youth of the slums, to her dismay Sonea discovers that she possesses the same powers as the reviled magicians. to avoid capture, she must seek protection from the city's feared underworld, the thieves. In return she must use her powers for them, but her magic never seems to do quite what she intends it to... From a new author who has already made her mark on the Australian fantasy scene winning this year's Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story, Canavan's first novel is full of wonderful characters, intrigue, deceitful warlocks, secret catacombs and uncontrollable magic.
Strong female lead, slow but appears to be to establish good foundations
A little slower paced at times but the world and character building is solid enough I can see why the time was made after the twist was revealed. Enjoyed it and looking forward to finishing the series.
Great book and one of the best series I have ever read!!
I have all 3 books and I have read them more that once. It has a great story line and unexpected turns. : )