Sanctuary - An Epic Novel of Thieves' World
Tor Books June 2002
Thieves' World, the best-selling (and first!) shared-world phenomenon,
returns with an epic novel of the fate and history of Sanctuary.
Empires rise and fall but the city of Sanctuary trudges on.
The Age of the Rankan reign of Kadakithis, the occupation of the
Beysib, and indeed the erstwhile Renaissance are all in the past.
But the memories of the glory, savagery, and intrigue still live
on. It is years later and the heroes of the past, Jubal, Tempus,
Shadowspawn, and the Storm children are consigned to the ranks of
fallible memory, myth, and rumor.
A lone survivor of the past, Molin Torchholder, is preparing to
die in hiding, the victum of an assassination attempt by enemies
long thought dead. But before he dies, he must arrange for a successor
to guard the city's secrets. Cauvin, a refugee from one of the city's
bloodiest eras, and a boy named Bec are enlisted to do Molin's bidding
and thus uncover the secrets of the past, present, and even the
future of the legendary Thieves' World.
Part tale of magical/political intrigue, part sword and sorcery,
part Micheneresque fantasy epic of a city's history, Sanctuary
is the book that Thieves' World fans have been anticipating for
more than a decade, part Coda to the past, part launching port for
"Brilliantly conceived." -C.J. Cherryh
"Thieves' World was a signal event in fantasy history for
two reasons: The first was turning a lot of talented writers loose
in a 'neutral' world. The second was the creation of books that
were rightfully hailed by fans and other professionals alike for
their unique approach to the storyteller's craft abd its rich legacy
of first-rate story." -Raymond E. Feist
Amazon Listing here.
Review at Steven Silver's Reviews here.
Last Revised: November