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COVENANT'S END by Ari Marmell


From the Widdershins Adventures series, volume 4

by Ari Marmell

Pub Date: Feb. 3rd, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-61614-986-4
Publisher: Pyr/Prometheus Books

Widdershins is back, in her last and most dangerous adventure.

After the events of Lost Covenant (2013), Shins, along with psychic hitchhiker and personal god Olgun, is finally ready to return to Davillon and face the pain and grief she ran from. As usual, she finds herself in the middle of trouble, danger and quip-filled adventures. Davillon has become a hotbed of unrest. Dark rumors and shadowy evils stalk the streets; the bodies of everyone Shins has loved and lost have been exhumed and left in her various safe houses, and Lisette Suvagne, who has dogged Widdershins since the first volume, has taken over the Finder’s Guild term, allied herself with members of the Gloaming Court, and is leading the attack on the city, on the church and on Shins. What’s a thief with a heart of gold to do? As has been true of the series thus far, things get darker with each adventure. Shins must face her own mortality and face up to the fallout (political, interpersonal and paranormal) from her own previous actions and decisions, a fitting finale for a series that has concerned itself with the growth of its protagonist. The prose is purple, the stakes are high, and the ending is exactly right.

Smart fantasy with heart and enough bad puns to last a lifetime.

(Fantasy. 13 & up)