By Steven Brust
Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765312099, 335pp.
Publication Date: March 29, 2011
Long ago, one of the gods fashioned an artifact called the silver tiassa. To Devera the Wanderer, it's a pretty toy to play with. To Vlad Taltos, it's a handy prop for a con he's running. To the Empire, it's a tool to be used against their greatest enemies the Jenoine. To the Jhereg, it's a trap to kill Vlad.
The silver tiassa, however, had its own agenda.
Steven Brust's "Tiassa" tells a story that threads its way through more than ten years of the remarkable life of Vlad Taltos and, to the delight of longtime fans, brings him together with Khaavren, from "The Phoenix Guards" and its sequels. Khaavren may be Vlad's best friend or his most terrible enemy.
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--Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
“Steven Brust may well be America’s best fantasy writer.”--Tad Williams