Only a child, already a deadly assassin...The Chronicles of Shiverdark is five books in one. The first book is Of Kings and Dockrats. It is the story of a young and canny thief and blackmail collector called J'rael. Son of the evil Ebu Natral, the yellow-eyed underworld king whose minions terrorize the citizens of Wescove, J'rael is taken under the wings of his half-sister, the assassin Chu'Lin, and trained to become the most feared and deadly killer in the land, after only Chu'Lin herself. But for J'rael, the future holds more than just the uncertain prospect of life as a paid killer. Unexpected adventures and encounters with the most horrifying creatures (as well as the most seductive and beautiful) await him on his journey to manhood...and more. This and the next four books will take you on a journey of magic and adventure through the world of Midgarthe, in the Age of Mystery.