Steelflower: The Steelflower Chronicles

Lilith Saintcrow
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Sellsword. Assassin. Thief.

Kaia Steelflower has done quite well for herself, and she longs to retire as an innkeeper. Unfortunately, one night she picks the wrong pocket, and finds herself saddled with a barbarian, an elven princeling and his two hapless companions, a wharf-rat, and a lutebanging minstrel. And there’s the little matter of an old friend calling in a debt of honor and blood–a debt Kaia can’t refuse.

Now a reluctant Kaia and her companions face a rebellious army, assassins, more assassins, and oh yes, the assassins. They don’t have a chance…

…but Kaia Steelflower, thief and sellsword, has never known when to quit.

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About the author

Lili Saintcrow was born in New Mexico (which probably explains everything, given the nuclear testing) and spent her childhood bouncing around the world as a military brat. She fell in love with writing in second grade and has done it obsessively ever since. She currently resides in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her children, dogs, cat, and assorted other strays, including a metric ton of books holding her house together.

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Lilith Saintcrow
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Published on
Sep 12, 2017
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9780989975377
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
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