Renowned jewel thief, Jarle Jadien, has had it with the gray-haired harpy he serves. Driven by desperation, he plans the heist of a lifetime. The City of Reyza, Jewel of Ibea, is glutted with wealthy men and loose purse-strings, but Jarle succumbs to the greatest temptation of all: the Ensther estate, home to the king's betrothed and a small fortune in dowry gifts. When the already-impossible mission takes a disastrous turn, Jarle finds himself in possession of a treasure he has no intention of keeping: Avaren Ensther is beauty and intrigue in one, and a keeper of secrets that reach far beyond Jarle's world of whiskey and disrepute. Within the palace walls, vengeful plots fester. Beyond them, moons shift into cataclysmic alignment. Freedom beckons Jarle, who struggles to leave the crumbling city behind. Reyza's infamous thief has had his heart stolen from under his nose, but time will tell if his temptress proves worthy. Find out in The Tendrils of Fate!