STEVEN BRUST is the author of Dragon, Issola, the New York Times-bestselling Dzur, and many other novels of swashbuckling high fantasy. A native of Minneapolis, he lives near Austin, Texas.
"A wonderful return to form... Full of plots, counterplots, unlikely disguises, sword fights, and mistaken identities. Fans will love the full cast of favorite characters and the resolution of longstanding plots and mysteries, and like most of Brust's books, this witty, wry tale stands well alone and is very accessible to new readers." --Publishers Weekly "Steven Brust may well be America's best fantasy writer." --Tad Williams "No mere plot summary can describe accurately the fun and adventure that naturally seem to follow Vlad Taltos." --VOYA "Brust is incapable of writing a dull book." --Booklist