When Demons Walk

When Demons Walk

Book - 1998
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega novels comes the fourth novel set in the world of Sianim...

Sham had spent most of her young life as a sorceress and thief, stealing from Southwood's nobility to survive. Now Sham must face the greatest test of her skills.

A killer has struck Southwood, claiming the lives of nobles. Lord Kerim, Reeve of Southwood, turns to Sham for help. Posing as his mistress, she delves behind castle walls to find the killer. But this murderer is no mortal--and Sham must use all of her magical wisdom to send the demon away. Because the city of Southwood has nowhere to hide--and no time to run...
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c1998
Edition: Ace ed
ISBN: 9780441005345
0441005349
Branch Call Number: F Bri

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Elizabeth D Turner
Oct 04, 2014

The summary above does not refer to this book. It may refer to Steal The Dragon. I added a Summary in this section, I really enjoyed this book, the city had enough detail, the heroine was intriguing and humorously outrageous. I would so like to see more stories about Shamera, the Reeve, and her city.

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dprodrig
Aug 19, 2013

Fun, amusing story, that keeps a nice pace. Definitely worth reading.

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Elizabeth D Turner
Oct 04, 2014

Sham, a young thief, survives in a section of the city of Southwood, known as Purgatory. As a child she was apprenticed to the kings sorcerer, Maur. But invaders from non magical Cybellia now rule her city. Sham has hidden in plain sight as a boy since the invasion, but the death of her mentor, Maur, has altered her goals and dreams. She plots revenge against the entity that killed Maur, and is soon recruited to join a court investigation into a serial killer who has been attacking nobles over an 8 month period. While playing to the hilt, her role as the Overlords mistress, she is now a key element in the discovery and removal of a demon, the actual killer. As a heroine, she is feisty, nonconformist, humorous and resourceful. All the characters are reasonably well developed, and enjoyable.

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