Thief on King Street
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Series: The Adventures of Roger V #1
Published by: Parlatheas Press
Release Date: October 31, 2022
Authors: Jason McDonald, Stormy McDonald, Alan Isom
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Sha'iry — priests of the dark god, Sutekh — are taking over Parlatheas, kingdom by kingdom. Those who resist them have fallen to plague, civil war, and invasion. In this dark hour, it seems all hope is lost...
Roger Vaughn, thief and spy in service to the Highlord of Gallowen, has one task: steal back the country of Carolingias. To do so, he must help the few remaining Knights of Carolingias find someone both the nobility and peasantry will follow: a Battenberg heir to the throne.
Sole survivor of an attack against the royal family by the infamous dærganfae assassin known as The Archer, Ambrose Battenberg lives in fear. Hiding among the peasant rebels of Carolingias, she has learned some hard lessons about life and survival. Only with Camber, the rebel leader, does she feel safe — until Roger Vaughn uncovers her identity, thrusting Ambrose into the center of the plot to reclaim Carolingias and into The Archer's sights.
It will take all of Roger's wits — along with some help from the Highlord, a jaded pirate captain, and an idealistic paladin — to save Ambrose and Carolingias. Their quest will lead them into a world unlike anything they ever imagined: 1969 Charleston, SC.
Will Roger and his companions complete their mission, or be trapped in Terra forever? Get your copy of Thief on King Street today and find out!
Set thirty years before the events of the Cayn Trilogy, Thief on King Street is an Urban Fantasy novel bridging the worlds of Gaia and Terra.
Message from the Authors
Jason, Alan, and Stormy had a lot of fun writing Thief on King Street, our first foray into the realm of urban fantasy! The South Carolina lowcountry has such a rich (and somewhat sordid) history that our setting research became a treasure hunt. A number of Charleston locations which no longer exist found their way into the story, and several events/locations had their names changed to protect the "innocent." (Readers will find a short list of books that inspired bits of the story at the beginning, as well as a "fact vs fiction" section at the end.)
"Thief on King Street is an outstanding anthology of characters fighting against one of the most written about philosophies: Good vs. Evil. Exciting from page one, its attention to detail reminded me of the fantasy works by Robert Heinlein. McDonald & Isom offer the reader a look at modern day conflicts through the eyes of urban fantasy. Finding the queen might be the objective of Roger Vaughn but that is only the beginning. This book is a must read by urban fantasy enthusiasts and new readers to this genre." Scott H. Belshaw, Ph.D, Assoc. Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the UNT Cyber Forensics Lab and Author of the Dark Web: Unfiltered
"...an epic story that takes place across two planets, is full of political intrigue, has non-stop action, religious conflict, a crazy amount of tension, and a few unbelievably well thought out characters... Thief on King Street was an experience to treasure." Jimbo's Awesome Science Fiction and Fantasy Reviews