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Egil and Nix, the hard-fighting, harder-drinking fortune hunters of The Hammer and the Blade and A Discourse in Steel, are back to test their mettle and tempt fickle fate.
Fantasy fiction has long welcomed adventurous rogues: Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, George R. R. Martin's Dunk and Egg, and Scott Lynch's Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen have all made their marks. In his Egil & Nix series, New York Times best-selling author Paul S. Kemp introduces a daring new duo to the ranks of fantasy fame - or is it infamy?
Nix is a nimble thief with just enough knowledge of magic to get into serious trouble. Egil is the only priest of a discredited god. Together they seek riches and renown, but somehow it is always misadventure and mayhem that find them - even in the dive bar they call home. And their luck has yet to change.
All Nix wants to do is cheer Egil up after a bout of heartbreak. And, of course, strike it so rich that they need never worry about their combined bar bill. But when the light-fingered scoundrel plunders a tomb and snatches mysterious golden plates covered in runes, the treasure brings terrifying trouble. Pursued by an abomination full of ravenous hunger and unquenchable wrath, Egil and Nix find all they hold dear - including their beloved tavern - in dire peril. To say nothing of the world itself.
©2017 Paul S. Kemp (P)2017 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By rumor on 01-30-17

Paul's done it again

I just finished it last night. I've always thought of Egil and Nix second rate characters/books compared to Erevis Cale and his books... Not the case anymore after finishing Conversation in Blood, that ending was epic, the whole progression of the story and trying to figure out where it was leading to was amazing. I only wish there was more to read, thank you for such an awesome book. You won't be disappointed in this book, in fact you'll be left wanting more and there's no cliffhanger.

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5 out of 5 stars
By J Miler on 11-11-17


Thanks again for another installment of our foul mouthed heroes. Keep it up! Can't wait to hear from Cale😉!

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