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The Art of Deception

A Novella by

Niko Hrabanic was once a famous swordsman. But after a scandal-laden departure from his last job at a royal court, he's now hiding out in a rural inn, making himself useful to his attractive landlady in all sorts of ways that don't actually involve paying rent...

...until a summons from the mysterious and dangerous White Library shakes up his life all over again. His landlady, it turns out, has secrets of her own. Now Hrabanic and Julia will have to confront both of their pasts - and if they're going to have any hope of survival, they'll need both Hrabanic's sword arm and Julia's magical training.

It's time for them to become experts at the art of deception.

"A fascinating magical library, a twisty and intrigue-filled plot, assassins and sword fights and romance, humour and warmth - this is a perfect one-sitting read for a day when you're looking for pure enjoyment."
- Starship Library

The Art of Deception is a 12,400-word novelette full of swordfighting, banter, and a twisty plot. It was originally published in the 2015 anthology INSERT TITLE HERE, ed. Tehani Wessely (FableCroft Press).

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August 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Art of Deception
Author(s): Stephanie Burgis
Publisher: Five Fathoms Press
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