Wealthy, high-born Amala Damarr was supposed to be the means for Falca Breks—a roughneck, thief, and extortionist—to fulfill his long-held dream of escaping the decaying port city of his birth. And so she proved to be, but not in the way he planned on—because leaving the dismal, dangerous streets and alleys of Draica included a price he never thought existed: two souls worth saving…and Falca Breks was about to discover that one of them was his own.
“Richly imagined…will confirm the praise accorded Fergusson’s debut effort, The Shadow of His Wings.” —Publishers’ Weekly
“The Mace of Souls is proof positive that Bruce Fergusson’s first novel was no accident. Like The Shadow of his Wings, his second is gritty high fantasy, strong on setting and character. While his characters aren’t always likable, nor are the situations in which they find themselves pleasant, it says a great deal for Fergusson’s skill as a writer that he keeps readers turning the pages as fast as they can—swallowed whole by the story until the very end.” —Charles deLint, World Fantasy Award winning author
“The Mace of Souls is the story of a self-centered thief and a highborn lady. If you think you’ve read this story before, you’re wrong. Fergusson not only avoids all the clichés, he revitalizes the plot with his own vision and style.” —Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb), New York Times bestselling author
“Fergusson’s deftness and creativity override the conventions of the genre. An extraordinary and highly entertaining read.” —Booklist