The Gambler's Fortune Author:Juliet E. McKenna Some of her friends couldn't credit it. "Livak," they said, "you used to avoid magic like the plague. We know you were blackmailed into thieving for the Archmage, but why risk your neck for magic of your own free will?" — Her answer was simple: a handsome reward, enough to bankroll a future with Ryshad, the noble swordsman who stole her bandit's ... more »heart.
As a thief, hustler and gambler, she had always relied upon her ability to con her way out of any difficulty. But even gathering all of her courage and cunning, Livak had only just managed to escape the mind-shattering sorcery of the Elietimm - invaders from across the sea whose archaic yet powerful magic had left an entire colony asleep for thirty generations.« less