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An Illusion of Thieves (#1 Chimera)

Cate Glass

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Tor U.K.
21 May 2019
Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Magic; Thieves
In Cantagna, being a sorcerer is a death sentence.

Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all. When her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy's aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life-and the price is her banishment.

Now back in Beggar's Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she'll have to rely on newfound allies-a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they'll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic.
By:   Cate Glass
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   297g
ISBN:   9781250311009
ISBN 10:   1250311004
Series:   Chimera
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   21 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

CATE GLASS was born and raised in Texas, and now resides in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with her husband and three sons.

Reviews for An Illusion of Thieves (#1 Chimera)

An Illusion of Thieves drew me in with its clever, resourceful heroine and delightful supporting cast, and kept me turning pages with forbidden magic, intrigue, and a smart and daring magical caper. I can't wait for more! --Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage A treat of a story that starts off with a bang, and builds to a superb finish. Characters, setting, tension, Glass delivers that rare read that delivers on all counts. --Janny Wurts Intrigue and skullduggery abound in this great new read, full of misfits, betrayal, forbidden sorcery, and unexpected friendships. --Curtis Craddock A combination of political intrigue, deceit, and forbidden talents imbue this adventurous series starter with a Mission Impossible vibe and ends with hints of another caper to come. -- Booklist


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