"As pure escapism this is a bloody good read, but if you're looking for something to get your teeth into it's got that too... One of the best books I have read in a long time."
Nicco Salarum is a good thief, a stealthy gentleman burglar who makes his dubious living on the rough streets of Azbatha, nicknamed the 'Pit-On-Stilts' - a dangerous, overcrowded and corrupt city in the island nation of Turith. But Nicco is in trouble after he ditched an expensive stolen shipment rather than kill a security guard. That shipment 'belonged' to a local mob boss, and now Nicco must repay what the shipment was worth.
So when Xandus, a magus from the other side of Turith, offers Nicco a seemingly easy task - steal the so-called 'magic necklace' of a visiting dignitary - for an enormous amount of money, Nicco thinks his prayers have been answered.
But the job is not all it seems, and soon Nicco is Turith's most wanted fugitive. Where has Xandus disappeared to? Why is the dignitary suddenly on his deathbed? And what does all this have to do with a foreign city's impending religious revolution?
STEALING LIFE is the second novel in Abaddon Books' Dreams of Inan series, a shared-world line where magic and sci-fi collide. Abaddon Books is an imprint of Rebellion, publishers of 2000AD.
Stealing Life © Abaddon Books.