The Tainted City

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Dev is a desperate man. After narrowly surviving a smuggling job gone wrong, he’s now a prisoner of the Alathian Council, held hostage to ensure his friend Kiran — former apprentice to one of the most ruthless mages alive — does their bidding.

But Kiran isn’t Dev’s only concern. Back in his home city of Ninavel, the child he once swore to protect faces a terrible fate if he can’t reach her in time, and the days are fast slipping away. So when the Council offers Dev freedom in ...

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Overview


Dev is a desperate man. After narrowly surviving a smuggling job gone wrong, he’s now a prisoner of the Alathian Council, held hostage to ensure his friend Kiran — former apprentice to one of the most ruthless mages alive — does their bidding.

But Kiran isn’t Dev’s only concern. Back in his home city of Ninavel, the child he once swore to protect faces a terrible fate if he can’t reach her in time, and the days are fast slipping away. So when the Council offers Dev freedom in exchange for his and Kiran’s assistance in a clandestine mission to Ninavel, he can’t refuse, no matter how much he distrusts their motives.

Once in Ninavel the mission proves more treacherous than even Dev could have imagined. Betrayed by allies, forced to aid their enemies, he and Kiran must confront the darkest truths of their pasts if they hope to save those they love and survive their return to the Tainted City.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597804035
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Series: The Shattered Sigil
  • Pages: 402
  • Sales rank: 1,218,465
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Courtney Schafer was born in Georgia, raised in Virginia, and spent her childhood dreaming of adventures in the jagged mountains and sweeping deserts of her favorite fantasy novels. She escaped the East Coast by attending Caltech for college, where she obtained a B.S. in electrical engineering, and also learned how to rock climb, backpack, ski, scuba dive, and stack her massive book collection so it wouldn’t crush anyone in an earthquake.

After college she moved to the climber’s paradise of Boulder, Colorado, and somehow managed to get a masters degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado in between racking up ski days and peak climbs. She now works in the aerospace industry and is married to an Australian scientist who shares her love for speculative fiction and mountain climbing. She’s had to slow down a little on the adrenaline sports since the birth of her son, but only until he’s old enough to join in. She writes every spare moment she's not working or adventuring with her family.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    Another good read. This is a sequel to "The Whitefire Cross

    Another good read. This is a sequel to "The Whitefire Crossing" which I had picked up as part of a free Nook Friday. This book picks up where the first one leaves off following the main characters and introduces and expands some of the earlier characters. Overall I would recommend this one but only if you have read the first book in the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Excellant

    Very good.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    Currently reading and enjoying every minute.  This is a sequel t

    Currently reading and enjoying every minute.  This is a sequel to 'The Whitefire Crossing'; which I obtained as a free Friday Nook book.  This book picks up where the first left off. 
    I do recommend this book but you should read 'The Whitefire Crossing' first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Good progression

    A very good sequel to a somewhat tighter first novel. Looking forward to the next!

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  • Posted April 28, 2013

    Even better than the first book, can't wait to read the third!

    Even better than the first book, can't wait to read the third!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Can't wait for #3

    I was really surprised that I enjoyed the first so very much.
    Immediately purchased the second and was not disappointed.
    I only wish that the last book in series was on sale now.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Highly recommended - Characters are great

    My husband and I both enjoyed this series. We are looking forward to number 3. The caracters are clear, and really make you feel for them. The "climbing" aspect is wonderful, adds a new realm to Fantasy. It is a must read.

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    I bought this book on my Nook the second I finished ¿The Whitefi

    I bought this book on my Nook the second I finished “The Whitefire Crossing” (book 1) And now I can hardly wait for book three! The books have both be amazing, so different from anything else I have ever read and it left me starving for more! I only wish she had more books under her belt so I would have more of her work to read!

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  • Posted January 26, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I found this to be a very fast read. Nicely complex and interesting characters. A great series for anyone to read especially for new readers.

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