They trained Marlow to lie and kill for the Charter of Rights, but a tyrant empress has seduced the Assassins Guild into her service. When Marlow takes one last job shielding a priestess from the tyrant’s ambitions, he becomes a target for his oldest, most dangerous friends. Only two from the guild haven’t abandoned him: a Fae-blooded boy as cheerful as he is deadly and a master poisoner turned holy man.

Somewhere in the realm’s web of city-states, where democracy is practiced by blood sacrifice and rights are kept at the point of an assassin’s blade, Marlow must hide an infuriating priestess who despises him for his knavery—a relationship only complicated by their mutual attraction.

Coming December 14.