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Chimera 1
An Illusion of Thieves
By (author): Cate Glass
9781250311009 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Epic May 21, 2019 Print Run: 50000
$22.99 CAD
Active 5.38 x 8.25 x 0.92 in 352 pages Tor/Forge Tor Books

A ragtag crew with forbidden magic must pull off an elaborate heist and stop a civil war inAn Illusion of Thieves, a fantasy adventure from Cate Glass.

In Cantagna, being a sorcerer is a death sentence.

Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings laws and comforts once reserved for the wealthy to all. When her brother, Neri, is caught thieving with the aid of magic, Romy's aristocratic influence is the only thing that can spare his life—and the price is her banishment.

Now back in Beggar’s Ring, she has just her wits and her own long-hidden sorcery to help her and Neri survive. But when a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and incite civil war is uncovered, only Romy knows how to stop it. To do so, she’ll have to rely on newfound allies—a swordmaster, a silversmith, and her own thieving brother. And they'll need the very thing that could condemn them all: magic.

CATE GLASS was born and raised in Texas, and now resides in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with her husband and three sons. She is the author of the Chimera novels (An Illusion of Thieves).

Rep Pick: Magic and thievery abound in this fantasy adventure that’s sure to be a hit with fans of hard-boiled fantasy and Leigh Bardugo! —Jenny Enriquez

"An Illusion of Thieves drew me in with its clever, resourceful heroine and delightful supporting cast, and kept me turning pages with forbidden magic, intrigue, and a smart and daring magical caper. I can’t wait for more!” —Melissa Caruso, author ofThe Tethered Mage

"A treat of a story that starts off with a bang, and builds to a superb finish. Characters, setting, tension, Glass delivers that rare read that delivers on all counts." —Janny Wurts

"Intrigue and skullduggery abound in this great new read, full of misfits, betrayal, forbidden sorcery, and unexpected friendships." —Curtis Craddock

"Political intrigue, deceit, and forbidden talents...with a Mission Impossible vibe." —Booklist

"Very tense and twisty [with] a world that feels broad and deep and believable... seriously compelling." —Locus

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