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Rogues -

A Cargo of Ivories by Garth Nix

 

Sir Hereward and Mr. Fitz break into a home of wizard-merchant and suddenly find their plan to take 14 ivory figurines that anchored godlets to the mortal plane into safekeeping upended.  These two rogues find themselves up against a rogue young thief and a rogue goblet that has taken possession of the unfortunate wizard-merchant.  The story rapidly proceeds from the mansion of the unfortunate merchant to the city's centuries-old ceremonial ship that starts to come apart as it goes against the tide and wind.  I have been wanting to read Nix for a while, mainly his Abhorsen series, but having been introduced to Hereward and Fitz as well I need to read the other stories they're involved in.  A cast of rogues of one variety or another, action-packed, and wonderful world building throughout for those unfamiliar with the world that doesn't slow the story.  It just adds up to a fantastic story.

 

4 1/2 STARS