Imagine a city divided. A city where human and Fae magic rests uneasily next to the vampire Blood and the shapeshifting Beasts. A city where a fragile peace is brokered by a treaty that set the laws for all four races . . . a treaty that is faltering day by day.
I didn't plan on becoming a thief and a spy. But options are limited for the half-breed daughter of a Fae lord. My father abandoned me but at least I inherited some of his magic, and my skills with charms and glamours mean that few are as good at uncovering secrets others wish to hide. Right now the city has many secrets. And those who seek them pay so well . . .
I never expected to stumble across a Templar Knight in my part of the city. Guy DuCaine is sworn to duty and honor and loyalty—all the things I'm not. I may have aroused more than his suspicion but he belongs to the Order and the human world. So when treachery and violence spill threaten both our worlds, learning to trust each other might be the only thing that saves us.
But even if a spy and a holy knight can work together, finding the key to peace is never going to be easy . . .
About the Author
M.J. Scott is a long term bookworm who grew in amongst green rolling hills in Victoria, Australia. She writes dark fantasy for Roc. Her first book, Shadow Kin, will be out in September 2011. When not wrestling with imaginary worlds, she knits, tries to spin, fulfils the whims of her feline overlords, reads, goes to the ballet and naps.
'A steampunky romantic fantasy . . . I loved it.' #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Patricia Briggs
'A believable city and mix of cultures . . . a compelling read.' New York Times Bestselling Author Anne Bishop
"M.J. Scott will have you hooked from the very first page."
Series: Novel of the Half-Light City
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12+
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 5th June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 10.9 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 17.2