By David Chandler
Situation made him a felony. future may well make him a hero. As a thief, Malden is exceptional within the loose urban of Ness, and satisfied there. yet through saving the lifetime of the knight Croy, Malden has sure himself to an historic, noble brotherhood . . . and he now possesses one in every of simply seven old Blades able to destroying demons. Malden fears accompanying Croy and the barbarian M?rget on their quest to dispatch a bad creature of nightmare . . . nor does he are looking to disturb the vengeful lifeless. yet with an murderer on his heels, the younger cutpurse is left with out selection. and there's the comely sorceress, Cythera, to think about— promised to Croy yet in love with Malden—not to say the really good treasure rumored to be hidden within the depths of the demon’s lair . . .
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That was a level of trust he’d never anticipated from Cutbill. He reached into the sack of coins and took out twenty small gold gravines. One part in ten of all he’d earned—the going rate. “Just write me a receipt, if you’d be so kind,” Cutbill said. He put his pen down for a moment and actually looked up. “You know, Malden, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about something. ” In the middle of scribbling his receipt on the desk, Malden managed to misspell his own name. . ” he asked, trying not to sound too surprised.
It was hard to tell—the guildmaster never smiled, and certainly had never laughed in Malden’s presence. But Malden was beginning to learn his moods all the same. “That makes ten new clients you’ve recruited in two weeks,” Cutbill went on. “I wonder what will happen if you keep operating at this pace. By way of a hypothetical, what would Ness look like if the entire population of the Stink were on my payroll at the same time, while every citizen in the Golden Slope was receiving my protection? ” “Perish the thought,” Malden said.
It made enough noise to scare cats in the alley below. Malden winced in sympathy. Had he ever been that noisy? He knew, from long experience, what the three thieves must be feeling. The blood would be pounding in their veins. Their heartbeats would be the loudest sounds they could hear. The thing they were about to do could get them all hanged, following the barest formality of a trial. The one on top—the leader, he must be—reached inside the window and slipped open its catch. He opened the casements wide, then disappeared into the dark house.