The Shadowhand Covenant (Vengekeep Prophecies)

By Brian Farrey

With extra twists and turns than a palace vault and one unforgettable kinfolk of thieves, this moment booklet in Brian Farrey's epic and significantly acclaimed Vengekeep Prophecies trilogy will go away you breathless.

Trouble is brewing within the 5 Provinces. Mysterious magical artifacts have long gone lacking from the royal vaults. grasp thieves from a mystery society referred to as the Shadowhands are disappearing. And with no clarification, the excessive Laird has started imprisoning the peaceable Sarosans.

Jaxter Grimjinx suspects most of these issues are hooked up, yet after the tapestry fiasco that just about destroyed Vengekeep, he is aware higher than to become involved. Then he and his mom and dad obtain a summons from the Shadowhands—a summons that they might be silly to ignore—and Jaxter is thrust into the center of the conspiracy. With assistance from a number of new buddies and an previous pal he might relatively put out of your mind, Jaxter should delve deep into a few long-buried and hazardous secrets.

A "rich myth" (Publishers Weekly, starred assessment) with a kin of thieves that "couldn't be extra likable" (Kirkus Reviews), the Vengekeep Prophecies trilogy takes every little thing you idea you knew approximately prophecies and spins it into natural magic. do not omit the exciting end to the sequence, The Grimjinx Rebellion.

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