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By Daniel Polansky

An exhilarating creation to the area of the commonly acclaimed Low city trilogy.

Rigus is the best urban within the 13 Lands, a glittering city of towering citadels and magnificent manors, the place bored nobles settle affairs of honor with chilly metal, and sorcerers craft enchantments of ask yourself and majesty.

But gentle casts colour, and within the shadow of the spires the baseborn fight, eeking out an lifestyles amidst the cast-offs in their betters. this is often Low city, a sprawling warren of part streets and again alleys, of boarded-up home windows and fake storefronts. right here the nook boys do a gradual alternate to the dead-eyed and despairing, and a lifestyles can be purchased with a clipped copper penny.

Low city is an unpleasant position, and its champion is an unsightly guy. as soon as a conflict hero and intelligence agent, now a criminal offense lord hooked on affordable violence and costly narcotics, the Warden struggles to keep up a few semblance of order in a nook of the realm the place chaos is the typical kingdom.

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