Book 1 in the Bequin series
Pariah, spy, and Inquisitorial agent – Alizebeth Bequin is all of these things, yet none of them, an enigma even to herself. Now, coveted by the the Archenemy, pursued by the Inquisition, and caught in a conflict between two former allies, Bequin becomes embroiled in a dark plot in which she knows not her role or purpose.
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It's an intriguing and evocative story that shows characters you know and love through new (yet strangely familiar) eyes, forging a stunning mystery that will leave you astonished.
In the city of Queen Mab, nothing is quite as it seems. Alizebeth Bequin finds herself caught in a conflict between Inquisitors Gregor Eisenhorn and Gideon Ravenor, former allies now enemies who are playing a shadow game against a mysterious and deadly foe. Coveted by the Archenemy, pursued by the Inquisition, Bequin becomes embroiled in a dark plot of which she knows not her role or purpose. Helped by a disparate group of allies, she must unravel the secrets of her life and past if she is to survive a coming battle in which the line between friends and foes is fatally blurred.
Written by Dan Abnett