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From USA Today bestselling author David Dalglish
It's been five long years since the city learned to fear...
In book #2 of the Shadowdance series, the war between the thief guilds and the powerful allegiance known as the Trifect has slowly dwindled. Now only the mysterious Haern is left to wage his private battle against the guilds in the guise of the Watcher - a vicious killer who knows no limits. But when the son of Alyssa Gemcroft, one of the three leaders of the Trifect, is believed murdered, the slaughter begins anew. Mercenaries flood the streets with one goal in mind: find and kill the Watcher.
Peace or destruction; every war must have its end.
Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power.
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The second Shadowdance epic fantasy novel chronicling the evolution of master thief and assassin Haern picks up five years after the events of A Dance of Cloaks, with Haern living on the streets of Veldaren and battling the thieves guilds that his father once led. Scheming merchant heiress Alyssa and kind priestess Delysia have also survived the bloodbath of the first volume and are coming into their own. In disarray and mutual weakness, the guilds and the wealthy ruling Trifect continue their suicidal war. Most members of the younger generation want peace, but they lack common motives and means, and as a result, their efforts only escalate the bloodshed. The pace is a shade less hectic than in the previous installment, the cavalcade of characters slightly thinned, yet Dalglish maintains the interest of his convoluted plot. Childish shock in the face of violence and betrayal has given way to mature fear: Haern and his peers can now foresee and dread the consequences of their actions, a more interesting development than any of the dagger fights.