Thief's Covenant by Ari Marmell
(A Widdershins Adventure)

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Once she was Adrienne Satti. An orphan of Davillon, she had somehow escaped destitution and climbed to the ranks of the city's aristocracy in a rags-to-riches story straight from an ancient fairy tale. Until one horrid night, when a conspiracy of forces--human and other--stole it all away in a flurry of blood and murder. Today she is Widdershins, a thief making her way through Davillon's underbelly with a sharp blade, a sharper wit, and the mystical aid of Olgun, a foreign god with no other worshippers but Widdershins herself. It's not a great life, certainly nothing compared to the one she once had, but it's hers.

But now, in the midst of Davillon's political turmoil, an array of hands are once again rising up against her, prepared to tear down all that she's built. The City Guard wants her in prison. Members of her own Guild want her dead. And something horrid, something dark, something ancient is reaching out for her, a past that refuses to let her go.

Widdershins and Olgun are going to find answers, and justice, for what happened to her--but only if those who almost destroyed her in those years gone by don't finish the job first.


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About Ari Marmell

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The author of The Goblin Corps and the Widdershins Adventures series, Ari Marmell has also worked as an author of role-playing- game materials for games such as Dungeons & Dragons and the World of Darkness line. Born in New York, Ari lives in Texas with his wife, George; two cats; and a variety of neuroses. Visit him online at http://mouseferatu.com and on Twitter @mouseferatu. Visit his Widdershins page at www.facebook/Madeleine.Valois.










Author Residence: Austin, TX










Author Hometown: New York, NY
 
Published February 14, 2012 by Pyr. 278 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a narrative that jumps between “now” and the recent past, readers meet feisty teen thief Widdershins and her companion Olgun, a god not recognized by the church as one of the 147 deities worshipped in Widdershins’ world.

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BC Books

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Coming in February, Thief's Covenant: A Widdershins Adventure will be a welcome addition to young adult dark fantasy, and will also sustain the interest of adult readers.

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Tor

The novel is an impressive feat of storytelling: it bounces back and forth between the different phases of the protagonist’s life, giving the reader just enough background about Widdershins to follow the story while at the same time introducing a plot that connects the different phases of her life.

Jun 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Thief's Covenant (A Widdershi...

SFFWorld.com

Widdershins and Miranda are one in the same , and the story of the young girl who speaks with the god Olgun unfolds through the course of a dual narrative in Ari Marmell’s Thief’s Covenant, the first Widdershins novel and his first foray into Young Adult literature.

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SF Signal

Not only do they want to finish what they started, and eliminate Widdershins once and for all, but also have a higher profile target in their sights, someone whose fall would have dire consequences for far more than just Widdershins… Such is the story of Thief’s Covenant, the first Widdershins n...

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Portland Book Review

As she starts investigating, though, Widdershins finds that the answers lie in the past that she is running from, a past she will have to face in order to move forward.

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Shiny Book Review

Now she is Widdershins, a thief with a sharp blade, a sharper wit and help from a secret god living in her head.

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