By David Chandler
While allies turn into enemies, to whom can a smart thief flip? Armed with certainly one of seven historic Blades, Malden was once selected through destiny to behave as savior . . . and failed dismally. And now there is not any preventing the barbarian hordes from invading and pillaging the dominion of Skrae. all at once associates and previous supporters alike covet the younger hero’s magic whereas looking his destruction—from the treacherous King and leaders of the town of Ness to the rogue knight Croy, who owes Malden his existence. it's going to take greater than Malden’s makeshift military of harlots and cutpurses to maintain a realm. fortunately the sorceress Cythera fights at his facet, besides the creative, irascible dwarf Slag. And the wily thief nonetheless has a determined and bold plan or up his larcenous sleeve . . .
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Battle-axes were designed to smash through armor by sheer momentum. An arrow from a longbow, as Malden had seen, could cut through it like paper. And then there was Acidtongue, the sword at his belt. If he could strike one solid blow with it, the sword could cut the knight in half. Yet that might be the stupidest thing he ever did. Atop the plate, the knight wore a long white tabard that hung down to his knees. Painted on the cloth was a golden crown. This wasn’t a knight errant like Croy, but a knight in full estate, a champion of the king of Skrae.
He flinched, but its momentum was already spent and it landed twenty yards from his horse’s feet. The jennet didn’t even look up. Cythera shielded her eyes with one hand and looked at the pile of armor. Only a handful of arrows had reached the target. . ” Croy shrugged. “The law requiring them to practice every day was repealed a long time ago. Before these men were born, in fact. Most of them have probably never seen a bow before. ” Cythera asked. “No reason to keep it up. In the early days, Skrae was always at war with one enemy or another—first the elves, then with upstarts who would seize the crown.
Protected thus, men tended to think that their safety meant they were blessed by the gods, and that whatever they chose to do was also blessed. Such armor was a license for cruelty and rapine. Yet there were weapons that could pierce that protective shell. The bodkin Malden had once carried was designed to pierce even steel, if driven with enough force and good aim. Battle-axes were designed to smash through armor by sheer momentum. An arrow from a longbow, as Malden had seen, could cut through it like paper.
Honor Among Thieves by David Chandler