A stand-alone novella featuring Madis Defranthea, whose brother presents her with a challenge. If she wants to join his gang, she and her team have to steal a magical belt that’s locked to the waist of a bride, on her wedding night, in a fortified castle, on a rock in the middle of the sea.
Madis takes him up on it. But when she discovers just how much her brother didn’t know, the job proves even more hazardous than she bargained for....
Featuring magic, automata, snobbery, small gods, large fish, a useful corpse, and an unnervingly intelligent horse.
In A Hazardous Engagement the author of Babylon Steel and Shanghai Sparrow delivers a thrilling tale of cunning, ingenuity, and betrayal that entertains royally from first chapter to last.