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By Rachel Aaron

Eli Monpress is outstanding. he is incorrigible. And he is a thief.

He's additionally nonetheless at huge, which drives Miranda Lyonette loopy. whereas she's been kicked out of the Spirit court docket, Eli's had lots of time to plot his subsequent event. yet now the tables have became, simply because Miranda has a brand new activity -- and a chance to catch a definite thief.

Things are approximately to get fascinating for Eli. he is picked a winner for his most recent heist. His objective: the Duke of Gaol's well-known "thief-proof" castle. Eli is aware Gaol is a catch, yet what is existence with out demanding situations? other than the Duke is likely one of the wealthiest males on this planet, a wizard who principles his duchy with an iron fist, and an obsessive perfectionist with just one pastime: Eli.

It turns out that everybody is looking for Eli Monpress.

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Edward was once happy with the query. an opportunity to speak via his common sense used to be consistently welcome. “All males have styles. It’s human nature, even for somebody as famously unpredictable as Monpress. glance the following. ” He moved his finger over the X closest to him, a ways south of Zarin, protecting the dot that denoted the wilderness urban of Amit. “Monpress’s first crime we all know of was once the following, the robbery of the count number of Amit’s money prize for the once a year Race of the Dunes. He additionally stole the successful horse, which he then used as a getaway. He’s subsequent obvious a couple of months later”—his finger ran up the maps, heading a ways north to the very most sensible of the Council Kingdoms—“here. ” He tapped a purple X in an empty spot of the map, someplace within the wasteland among the dominion of Jenet and the dominion of Favol. “He ambushed the marriage procession of the Princess of Jenet and stole her complete dowry, together with approximately 80 kilos of gold brick, fifty horses, 100 head of livestock, and all the bride’s marriage ceremony jewellery. ” “I’ve heard of that one,” Hern stated with amusing. “The tale I heard acknowledged he did all of it by means of himself, yet surely—” “I imagine that was once the case,” the duke stated. “Before the swordsman and the lady got here into the image a bit over a yr in the past, Monpress continuously acted by myself. For the Princess of Jenet, witnesses say he talked the line itself into altering its direction, best the full procession right into a sinking mire that he may reportedly stroll over love it was once dry land. ” “Come, that’s very unlikely. ” Hern waved his jewel-covered hand. “I’ve received top-notch earth spirits, or even I couldn’t persuade a whole street to maneuver. ” Edward raised his eyebrows, tucking that truth away for destiny use. “Well,” he stated, “however he controlled it, the line tale matches Monpress’s development. ” “Which is? ” Hern acknowledged, slurping his tea. The duke gave him a flat glance. no matter if he was once in simple terms feigning curiosity, definitely Hern wasn’t that dense. “Look on the history,” Edward stated slowly. “Monpress’s crimes are regularly robberies, and never simply robberies, yet thefts on a grand scale, frequently opposed to the Aristocracy. they're by no means violent, keep in self protection, and customarily depart little doubt as to who the offender was once. ” “You suggest the calling card. ” Hern nodded. “Indeed. ” Edward reached as much as the very best of his maps and unclipped the small stack of white playing cards he’d pinned there. They have been all approximately an analogous measurement, and notwithstanding a couple of have been on more affordable paper, all of them had a similar uncomplicated glance: a white card stamped on the heart with an identical fanciful, cursive M. “They began handwritten,” the duke stated, shuffling during the playing cards conscientiously in order to not get them out of order. “Then after his 3rd crime, while his bounty used to be raised to 5 hundred gold criteria, they have been all published. The early ones are nonetheless reasonable, yet for the earlier years, he’s used quite a few fine quality shares, even though by no means an identical one two times. ” The duke smiled, tapping the playing cards at the desk to line them up back. “Monpress is useless, you notice. He’s a glutton for cognizance.

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