Four teenagers charged with the illegal use of magic band together to devise the ultimate jailbreak. A thrilling YA fantasy novel full of twists and turns, perfect for fans of Six of Crows and Shadow and Bone.
Shadows are dangerous. Edem is illegal. And liars are cowards.
Ever since his mother was killed in a freak edem-based crime, seventeen-year-old Cayder Broduck has had one goal: to have illegal users of the extra-dimensional magic brought to justice. When Cayder secretly accepts an apprenticeship under the city's best public defender, he wants to learn every legal trick to dismantle defence arguments for when he becomes a prosecutor. Then he'll be able to punish the guilty without mercy.
But the three criminals he is to defend are teenagers, like him, and their stories are ... complicated, like his. As their cases unfold, Cayder must race to separate the truth from the lies and uncover what really happened the night his mother died.
From the bestselling author of Four Dead Queens comes a heart-pounding mystery rife with secrets and danger, where nothing is as it seems...
'Bursting with originality and mile-a-minute action, the twists, turns and thrills kept coming!' - Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Illuminae and Aurora Rising