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Ancient Blades Trilogy (2) - A Thief in the Night by David Chandler
Harper Voyager Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007384167
Date: 04 August 2011 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

And hot on the heels of Den of Thieves (see above) comes A Thief in the Night, the second of David Chandler's Ancient Blades novels. I'm still not sure of the cover look, but when placed against book one, there are the makings of a nice looking montage. It would surely, though, have made sense to put a mataching montage on the spines as well - it is after all, more likely that the books will be displayed spine outwards than front on.

"It takes a thief to destroy a demon...

Circumstance made him a criminal. Destiny may make him a hero.

As a thief, Malden is unparalleled in the Free City of Ness. But he has no desire to take up arms against the forces of horrific evil. By saving the life of the knight Croy, however, Malden has bound himself to an ancient, noble brotherhood…and he now possesses a magical weapon forged at the dawn of time – one of only seven swords capable of destroying demons.

Malden fears accompanying Croy and the barbarian Mörget on their quest to dispatch a foul creature of nightmare…nor does he want to disturb the vengeful dead. But with an assassin on his heels, the young cutpurse is left with no choice but to follow. And there is the comely sorceress, Cythera, to consider – promised to Croy but in love with Malden – not to mention the fabulous treasure rumoured to be waiting in the inescapable depths of the demon’s lair..."

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