The Bloodless Assassin
An assassin with a fear of blood. A mouthy street girl. Are they really the city’s only hope? Being Damsport’s most elegant assassin is hard work. There are devilish poisons to concoct, secret identities to maintain…and tailoring to consider. But most importantly Longinus must keep his fear of blood a secret or his reputation will be ruined. When Rory discovers Longinus’s blood phobia, she makes him a deal. Train her, and she won’t ruin his reputation. What she doesn’t expect is that her new master has more eccentricities than a stray dog has fleas.
In a realm where wizards rule, magic reigns supreme. Power. The ambitious thirst for it. In the Eight Wizardoms, wizards rule, and those able to claim a throne are granted the power of a god. How can one defeat a god? A clever thief, a determined acrobat, and a troubled dwarf are joined by an old storyteller as they attempt the impossible: Assassinate a wizard lord.
Their slim hope lies in the power of an enchanted amulet, the Eye of Obscurance. Unfortunately, they are the unwitting pawns in a contest of wizards. The stakes:The fate of the world.