The first book in Neil McGarry and Daniel Ravipinto's brilliant Grey City fantasy series.
In the fog-shrouded streets of Rodaas, a game is played. From the mansions of the Garden to the slums of the Shallows, favors and secrets, lives and deaths are bartered and bet upon in a contest that has lasted for centuries.
Of the many players, none surpass the legendary society of thieves, spies and rumormongers known as the Grey.
To uncover the secrets of her own past, the bread girl known as Duchess will dare a daunting initiation and in doing so discover that, in Rodaas, the most dangerous game is one even the Grey does not play...
"The story pulls in the reader from the first sentence and doesn't let go...a fresh, compelling twist on fantasy."
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