The Spirit Rebellion (Eli Monpress Book 2)

By Rachel Aaron

Eli Monpress is really good. he is incorrigible. And he is a thief.

He's additionally nonetheless at huge, which drives Miranda Lyonette loopy. whereas she's been kicked out of the Spirit court docket, Eli's had lots of time to plot his subsequent event. yet now the tables have grew to become, simply because Miranda has a brand new activity -- and a chance to trap a undeniable thief.

Things are approximately to get interesting for Eli. he is picked a winner for his most modern heist. His goal: the Duke of Gaol's well-known "thief-proof" fort. Eli understands Gaol is a capture, yet what is existence with out demanding situations? other than the Duke is likely one of the wealthiest males on the earth, a wizard who ideas his duchy with an iron fist, and an obsessive perfectionist with just one pastime: Eli.

It turns out that everybody is attempting to find Eli Monpress.

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I’m already the best thief on this planet, or haven’t you heard? ” Monpress gave Eli a major glance, killing the mirth within the room. “If you have been truly any reliable, I wouldn’t have heard,” he acknowledged quietly. “If you have been truly the easiest thief on the planet, not anyone may understand you have been a thief in any respect, even after you’d robbed them blind. ” “What? ” Eli stated. “You suggest such as you? what number months did you play service provider to set this up? You had a tunnel into the treasury, so I’m guessing a minimum of 3. within the final 3 months I’ve stolen the Golden Horn of Celle, the unique portray of the Defeat of Queen Elise, AND the King of Mellinor. ” “Three months? ” Monpress smiled. “That may were a feat certainly, contemplating the posters went up in basic terms weeks in the past. And to your info, the tunnel used to be already there, one of many duke’s many cost-cutting measures to save lots of stone. All I needed to do used to be reduce the preliminary access into the treasury and make the pretend panels, which took approximately days. I spent the following 3 relocating every little thing sooner than the duke figured out. ” “Well, it doesn’t matter,” Eli acknowledged. “The element is that the roles I pull are—” “I recognize, i do know, very amazing. ” Monpress sighed. “Your exploits are suggested in all places. yet what should you convey for it? You’re hunted by way of every little thing that cares for gold, and but examine you. Threadbare coat, worn boots, you seem like a standard cutpurse. It’s embarrassing to observe you drag the identify Monpress during the dust and never even creating a solid dwelling at it. in the event you sought after reputation, you'll have selected one other career, or have you ever forgotten crucial rule of thievery? ” His eyes narrowed. “A recognized thief is instantly a lifeless one. ” “Sorry if I don’t positioned an excessive amount of religion in that one,” Eli stated, crossing his palms. “I’ve been recognized for years, and I’m nonetheless alive. My head is worthy greater than you’ve stolen in a life-time, previous guy. ” “Oh, I wouldn’t anticipate that,” Monpress acknowledged quietly. “I get via. yet in contrast to a few, I don’t think the necessity to flip each robbery right into a carnival. ” “Uh-huh,” Eli stated. “A few hundred thousand extra and my bounty will beat Den the Warlord. I’ll be the main sought after guy in all the Council Kingdoms, and so they nonetheless won’t be ready to capture me. ” “Well,” Monpress acknowledged icily, “that can be a red-letter day certainly. ” the 2 males stared at one another, and the carry grew very uncomfortable. simply as issues have been getting fairly heavy, Nico spoke. “The boat is relocating. ” either Monpresses blinked in shock. “I bet our stable captain made up our minds it used to be time to go,” the elder Monpress acknowledged. “River varieties could be so impatient. ” “Well,” Eli stated, “not that it hasn’t been a excitement catching up, yet I’m no longer attracted to crawling to Zarin on a riverboat with you, previous guy. We’ll simply take that Fenzetti off your fingers and be on our means. ” Monpress arched an eyebrow, yet led them to the again of the carry, preventing in entrance of a pile of rolled-up woven rugs in a rainbow of colours stacked opposed to the wall. The previous thief stood on tiptoe and reached for the single at the very best.

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