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By David Chandler

Situation made him a legal. future may possibly make him a hero. As a thief, Malden is extraordinary within the unfastened urban of Ness, and satisfied there. yet by way of saving the lifetime of the knight Croy, Malden has certain himself to an historical, noble brotherhood . . . and he now possesses considered one of in simple terms seven old Blades able to destroying demons. Malden fears accompanying Croy and the barbarian M?rget on their quest to dispatch a bad creature of nightmare . . . nor does he are looking to disturb the vengeful useless. yet with an murderer on his heels, the younger cutpurse is left without selection. and there's the comely sorceress, Cythera, to contemplate— promised to Croy yet in love with Malden—not to say the amazing treasure rumored to be hidden within the depths of the demon’s lair . . .

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Men who labored at menial jobs when they could, or relied on their families for a few coppers to keep them from starving to death when no work was available. Men who had spent every day looking at the houses of rich merchants and wondering why fate had denied them such luxury and comfort. One of them, Malden knew, was a cousin of Doral Knackerson’s valet. It had been his brilliant idea to buy off the servants and burgle the rich man’s house. It must have seemed like such a foolproof plan. “I’ve taken your weapons, and the few coins you had on you,” he told them.

The merchant stared hard at Malden with shrewd, half-closed eyes. “You’re no watchman. ” Malden chuckled. “Oh, no. Just a citizen looking after his neighbor. By way of profession, I am the agent of one of your fellow burghers. A man of some influence in the city, though he rarely appears at the moothall. ” Doral pursed his lips. He did not require much prompting. “Cutbill. ” “You make his name sound like a curse. ” Malden shrugged. “These three were none of his. They were private operators, of a kind he despises.

Cutbill can make sure you are never bothered with this unpleasantness again. You see how easily unprincipled rascals made entry to your house. You see how close a thing it was, that you were robbed tonight. Why, if I hadn’t been here, you’d only now be realizing how much you had lost.  .  . fifty gold royals worth of plate and jewels here, and the clothing would fetch some good silver coins if sold to the right consigners. ” Malden pulled his bodkin out of the desk’s top. “One part in fifty of everything you earn.

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