A Notable Guide to Thieves' World A Notable Guide to Thieves' World
A Notable Guide to Thieves' World A Notable Guide to Thieves' World
menu ... updates ... sitemap ... who's notable ... email webmistress
novels - original
novels - post-2002
rpg - original
rpg - post-2002
rp info


SanctuaryAuthor: Lynn Abbey
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 the future.

"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 2005.