He steals more than treasure . . .
"There is something I want you to steal. Do this for me, and I'll see that you don't go back to prison. Fail to do this for me, and I will still make sure that you don't go back to prison."
The king's magus needs a skillful thief. Incarcerated for stealing from the king himself, Gen is just the pawn the magus is looking for. Cocky, brash and extremely uncooperative, Gen is press-ganged into an unlikely band of travellers and marched through Sounis, into hostile Attolia.
Concealed in Attolia is an object of such power it can make or break a king - but even stolen treasure has its price.