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By Christopher Bunn

One evening within the urban of Hearne, a tender thief named Jute is advised to wreck right into a wizard's apartment and scouse borrow an previous wood field. It feels like an easy task.

Climb down the chimney, creep throughout the condominium, locate the article and get out. Unbeknownst to the boy, even if, the field comprises the knife that killed the Wind.

Overcome with interest, Jute opens the field, environment off a series of occasions that quickly has him at the run from the wizard, his outdated masters within the Thieves Guild, and their customer, who occurs to be the Lord of Darkness himself.

On his odyssey of break out, Jute is aided by way of an not going collection of acquaintances, together with a guilt-ridden murderer, a reluctant wizard, and a hawk who simply could possibly train him how you can fly.

But the Darkness will do whatever to discover Jute, no matter if it capability plunging the entire land into warfare.

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