The Liar’s Knot (#2)

Previous: The Mask of Mirrors

A con artist, a vigilante, and a crime lord unite to save their city from the slow corruption of dark and dangerous magic in this dazzling fantasy adventure.

Trust is the thread that binds us. And the rope that hangs us.

In Nadežra, peace is as tenuous as a single thread. The ruthless House Indestor has been destroyed, but darkness still weaves through the city’s filthy alleys and jewel-bright gardens, seen by those who know where to look.

Derossi Vargo has always known. He has sacrificed more than anyone imagines to carve himself a position of power and influence among the nobility, hiding a will of steel behind a velvet smile. He’ll be damned if he lets anyone threaten what he’s built.

Grey Serrado knows all too well. Bent under the yoke of too many burdens, he fights to protect the city’s most vulnerable. Sooner or later, that fight will demand more than he can give.

And Ren, daughter of no clan, knows best of all. Caught in a knot of lies, torn between her heritage and her aristocratic masquerade, she relies on her gift for reading pattern to survive. And it shows her the web of darkness that traps her city.

But all three have yet to discover just how far that web stretches. And in the end, it will take more than wits and knives to cut themselves free.


"Fans of complicated puzzles and mystery will be satisfied."

Publisher's Weekly

"The Liar’s Knot is a notch above its predecessor in terms of storytelling and characterization [...] this series is going to be one of the strongest to come out in the next few years [...] Do yourself a favor and check it out."

Quill to Live

"The plot is twisty and turning and filled with schemes and schemers, schemes within schemes, secret identities, betrayals and seeming betrayals, true revelations and false revelations, misconstrued motivations, changes of heart, and more."

Fantasy Literature

"This book is every bit as full of intrigue, fashion, flirtation, and swashbuckling as the first book was."

One Mike to Read Them All

Awards & Accolades


Amazon Editor's Pick: Best Science Fiction and Fantasy