A stunning debut from new author Sarah Prineas … The novel is spellbinding in plot, characters, location and dialogue … a wonderful book which I recommend unreservedly - Bookbag
This a pleasingly fresh and pacy take on some much-visited themes, which will leave many readers eager to know what happens next. The aptly named Conn surely has many more tricks up his sleeve - Guardian.
From the Inside Flap
Never steal from a wizard! Connwaer is a thief of the Twilight, a desolate part of the city of Wellmet, built up of factories and shadowy streets and teeming with pickpockets. On the run from the city's Underlord, Conn steals a banished wizard's locus stone. The wizard, Nevery, takes Conn on as his apprentice, and the boy becomes embroiled in his master's plan to save the city, whose magic is slowly dying. Meanwhile, Nevery is secretly beginning to question Conn's past: Why did the thief survive in the Twilight for so long and why is he immune to illness and injury? But Conn is hiding a much darker secret… The first book in a thrilling trilogy.