The Thief's Gamble - Juliet E. McKenna

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Publisher: Wizard's Tower Press

Categories: fantasy;

Livak is a part-time thief and full-time gambler, long accustomed to living by her wits and and narrowly avoiding serious trouble. When she attempts to sell a stolen antique to a passing merchant, she finds herself pulled into a new and dangerous world of political intrigue in which the stakes are higher than anyone involved can imagine. For the antique she has acquired dates from a particular period in the history of Einarinn about which little is known, but much has been speculated. When the truth begins to emerge, Livak decides to take the greatest gamble of her life.

The first volume of Juliet E. McKenna’s acclaimed debut series, The Tales of Einarinn, is available in ebook form for the first time. 

To read the first chapter of the novel, click here.


“McKenna creates real tension and her battles between two sorts of magic are unique and excellently done. An impressive debut.” — Time Out

“An enjoyable debut brimful of magic and adventure” — Starburst

“an enjoyable introduction to characters who look set to develop intriguingly as the saga matures.” — SFX Magazine

“A beautifully drawn world with a rich history and a plot that drags you along at breakneck speed... A wonderful debut and a writer to watch” — Vector