By Steven Brust
Narrator Vlad, by way of order of client Demon goddess Verra, assassinates the King of Greenaere island, the place sorcery doesn't paintings, provokes battle. Drummer Aibynn could be a secret agent, yet Morrolan and Aliera wield Morganti black soul-sucking swords to rescue all. spouse Cawti helps rebels and rejects lovelorn Vlad. Kragar retains company going. Dragonet Loiosh has mate Rocza.
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