Sebastien de Castell
Magic is a Con Game.
Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage's duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is gone.
As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path.
Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi - a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She's difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen's only hope...
The first in a rich and compelling fantasy series bursting with tricks, traps and a devious talking squirrel cat. Perfect for fans of The Dark Tower, Firefly , Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher.
Reviews, News & Interviews:
A larky, twisty fantasy adventure. Sunday Times
Magic with a Wild West flavour, served with flair. Financial Times