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Publisher Description

Eli Monpress is vain. He's cocky. And he's a thief.

But he's a thief who has just seen his bounty topped and he's not happy about it. The bounty topper, as it turns out, is his best friend, bodyguard, and master swordsman, Josef. Who has been keeping secrets from Eli. Apparently, he's the only prince of a rather feisty country and his mother (a formidable queen who's every bit as driven and stubborn as he is) wants him to come home and do his duty, which means throwing over personal ambitions like proving he's the greatest swordsman who ever lived.

Family drama aside, Eli and Josef have their hands full. The Spirit Court has been usurped by the Council of Thrones and someone calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging a massive invasion. But it's not just politics --- the Immortal Empress has a specific target in mind: Eli Monpress, the greatest thief in the world.

Fiction & Literature
June 5
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Therrawyr ,

loved it

Needs to be in audiobook.

David Deering ,

A nice addition to the series

I've purchased the physical copy of this book, but as there's no difference between versions I figured I'd post a review here as well, so people who love the series will pick it up.

If you've read the previous three books there's no reason not to pick this one up, it answers a few BIG questions, and asks almost as many. As usual the interaction between the characters is the big draw to this series, with plenty of action and humor spread about. There's also a short preview of the next book at the end, which reveals a good deal about Eli's past.

My only complaint is that it's just over all too soon, 500 pages just fly by, but really that's because you just don't want to put it down.

Petalations ,


As with all great books, I am left with insatiable curiosity as to when the next in the series will emerge. I have thoroughly enjoyed this story, and have found the world you have created to be captivating and complete. I have been reading science fiction since my early teens so to find a new author whose stories can impress me, having grown up on the science fiction greats, has been a treasure.

Thank you.

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