In this epic fantasy series for fans of George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb, Jewel Markess must contend with deadly court politics, and visions of looming magical threats.
Orphaned and left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan, Jewel Markess—Jay to her friends—meets an unlikely savior in Rath, a man who prowls the ruins of the undercity. Nursing Jay back to health is an unusual act for a man who renounced his own family long ago, and the situation becomes stranger still when Jay begins to form a den of other rescued children in Rath's home. But worse perils lurk beneath the slums: the demons that once nearly destroyed the Essalieyan Empire are stirring again, and soon Rath and Jay will find themselves targets of these unstoppable beings.
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Exceeded all my expectations
I had read Hunters Oath and Hunters Death and enjoyed them so I picked up The Hidden City. This book really exceeded my expectations. If you want a quick adventure story this isn't for you. If you want a deep story with real characters in them that constantly surprise you. Then this might be for you. This book has its dark edges, and they are really dark, but it also builds characters you really know and care about. It completely pulls you into it's world.