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House Jhereg, Dragaera's organized crime syndicate, is still hunting Vlad Taltos. There's a big price on his head in Dragaera City. Then he hears disturbing news. Aliera - longtime friend, sometime ally - has been arrested by the Empire on a charge of practicing elder sorcery, a capital crime.

It doesn't make sense. Everybody knows Aliera's been dabbling in elder sorcery for ages. Why is the Empire down on her now? Why aren't her powerful friends - Morrolan, Sethra, the Empress Zerika - coming to her rescue? And most to the point, why has she utterly refused to do anything about her own defense?

It would be idiotic of Vlad to jump into this situation. He's a former Jhereg who betrayed the House. He's an Easterner - small, weak, short-lived. He's being searched for by the most remorseless killers in the world. Naturally, that's exactly why he's going to get completely involved....

©2009 Steven Brust (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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great... except

the story was amazing, as always, but most of the female voices sound the same as always. Besides that good performance.

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Always a great series

The deleted scenes at the end were hilarious. Thank you sir Stephen for that! It mad my high!

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was a really good book is kind of slow towards the

really enjoyed the book overall it was a great story line towards the end there was a lot of excitement a lot of trauma a lot of political banter back and forth and it was really good I really enjoyed it

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always great

love the whole series. great read and as always great . Steven Brust is the best.

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Such an awesome series!

Just do it. You'll thank me later. Original. Complex but easy to follow. If you were a PoliSci major you will adore it. Breath of fresh air.