Mariq is a trophy–the princess of Kuriza, valued only for her worth as a pawn in her father’s court. Or so everyone thinks. Mariq has cultivated worth of her own in the Star-Blades, a guild of thieves and assassins. Trained by the best, Mariq can get into anywhere and steal anything.
But then she’s blackmailed into murder and poisoned with Joythief–a magical poison that kills the part of a person they love the most. With her thieving skills dwindling and her own guild to blame, Mariq joins her would-be target to take down the Star-Blades.
Aided by a no-name slave and a woman who refers to her magic as a monster, Mariq must travel halfway across the Scorched Lands, into deserts mad with magic, and pray her soon-to-be-gone skills are enough to succeed. If not, she’ll have to find some other way–some other worth within herself–to win the day.
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by Brenda J. Pierson
Incandescent Phoenix Books
May 4, 2016
About the Author
When it comes down to it, I’m just a nerd living her dream. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was six years old, and I started writing novels when I was 19. When I got connected with Matt I was more than happy to start editing his works—they were brilliant. Choosing IPB for my own books was natural, and it’s turning out to be one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. When I’m not writing I’m an avid gamer, massive bookworm, and crazy cat lady. Complete with crazy cat husband.
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