Crow is a thief- a great thief. He was caught after stealing the Great Gandil, a giant pearl, from Baron Duzayan who happens to be a wizard. In order to save his life, he must steal a dragon’s egg for Duzayan. There are two rules, he must be back in four months or less and he must take a partner of the Baron’s choosing. Of course his choice is Crow’s archenemy, Tanris. As an added incentive both of their loves are being held by Duzayan, Tanris’ wife and Crow’s girlfriend.
Not only does Crow have to get out of town to begin the mission and save the women, he must deal with a drunk Tanris, a rival thief bent on seeking revenge due to an unfortunate capture by the City Watch, and the usual dangers of the arrival of winter.
When they finally begin their journey they are slowed by helping others who have wagons stuck in the mud and a deadly fight to save a girl who’s companions have already been killed. They take one of the attackers with them to turn in to the City Watch in the next town, it turns out he may be just the man they need to find their way to the dragon’s egg.
Believe it or not, this is where things really go crazy! Magic, spirits, lies, heartbreak and dangers around every corner. I hope there is a sequel for Crow. The ending of the book lends itself perfectly for a continuation. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a good fantasy read. Love it!
I was provided with a free copy of this book by Review Club- so I could give an honest review.