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The Card Sharp

(2014)
(The fourth book in the Vestigial Tales series)
A Novella by

 
 
Untold centuries ago, the Archipelago was ruled by the Alder - mysterious beings who vanished, leaving behind only scattered artefacts of unknown power, called Vestige. Sometimes, a person will be lucky or unlucky enough to discover that each piece of Vestige has its own tale to tell...

The Card Sharp

"He always mourned that moment, when the high began to fade. It was like he moved from who he wanted to be to having to face the reality of who he was. He'd rather feel supernatural. More than Drystan Hornbeam, a seventeen-year-old-boy who had made a lot of foolish mistakes and didn't seem to be changing his habits anytime soon."

Before Drystan became the White Clown of R.H. Ragona's Circus of Magic, he was a Lerium addict struggling on the streets of Imachara. When a mysterious woman gives him a chance at a new life, he takes it, even if it means falling even deeper into the dark underbelly of the capital of Ellada. Drystan knows that selling Lerium to the powerful men and women who bet at the high stakes card tables is perilous, especially when he still battles his own addictions. Yet when he meets a man who can help him learn to cheat at cards and swindle them out of enough money to start a new life, he dives headfirst into more danger.

Vestigial Tales are stories set in the world of the award-winning Micah Grey series. Step behind the circus ring from Pantomime, the theatre of Shadowplay, and more...

"Pantomime by Laura Lam took me into a detailed and exotic world, peopled by characters that I'd love to be friends with . . . and some I'd never want to cross paths with."
- Robin Hobb, internationally bestselling author of the Farseer trilogy

Genre: Fantasy

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September 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Card Sharp: A Vestigial Tale (Vestigial Tales Book 4)
Author(s): Laura Lam
Publisher: Penglass Publishing
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