Shadrak the Unseen should have known better. Stealing from one wizard on behalf of another was the sort of job he’d sworn never to take. But times were tough and grief had left its mark.
The thing that should have really warned him off, though, was that the artifact he’d been commissioned to retrieve was a ring crafted by none other than the Witch Queen of Thogani, the Desecrated City.
With the job half-done, Shadrak is caught between the minions of one wizard and the threats of the other. If he could just get the ring back to Pellor and the stygian sorcerer who’d hired him, he’d have enough money to appease his creditors and buy himself some time.
But then his pockets are picked, the ring is taken, and the thief… is a ghost, silent, invisible.
Not daring to return to Pellor without the prize, Shadrak has no choice but to follow a barely discernible trail toward the last place in the world he wants to go:
New Londdyr, the greatest city on Aethir, where he once lorded it over the unified guilds.
And where the Senate have named him wanted…
DEAD OR ALIVE
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About the Author
D.P. Prior is represented by Laurie McLean, Fuse Literary (http://www.fuseliterary.com) You can find all the books along with artwork, audiobook samples, and posts at: http://www.dpprior.com His main writing influences are Edgar Rice-Burroughs, David Gemmell, Stephen Donaldson, Mary Doria Russell, Robert E. Howard, and Michael Moorcock. His work is also infused with his passion for mystical theology, philosophy and a childhood love of Dungeons and Dragons. Please check out his latest series, LEGENDS OF THE NAMELESS DWARF: 1. CARNIFEX 2. GEAS OF THE BLACK AXE 3. REVENGE OF THE LICH 4. RETURN OF THE DWARF LORDS Other works to date - Black Death (unpublished) - an absurd comedy for the theatre Megan (Homunculus 1995) - a play in three acts Megan (completely revised; unpublished) - a play in three acts The Resurrection of Deacon Shader (Homunculus 2009) Foundations for a Better Physique (Homunculus 2009) The F.I.S.H. Training Log (Homunculus 2009) Nutritional Journal (Homunculus 2010) Thanatos Rising (Homunculus 2009) Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf: 1. A Dwarf With No Name (Homunculus 2010) 2. The Axe of the Dwarf Lords (Homunculus 2012) 3. The Scout and the Serpent (Homunculus 2012) 4. The Ebon Staff (Homunculus 2013) 5. Bane of the Liche Lord (Homunculus 2013) The Nameless Dwarf Omnibus (Homunculus 2012) The Nameless Dwarf: The Complete Chronicles (Homunculus 2013) Shader book 1: Sword of the Archon (Homunculus 2011) Shader book 2: Best Laid Plans (Homunculus 2011) Shader book 3: The Unweaving (Homunculus 2014) Husk (Homunculus 2014)