Murderers, Thieves, and Velvet by Chloe Garner
What Skite, one-time assassin and current King of the Rats, needs least in his life is more to do. Newly wed and trying to negotiate the sticky, political waters of the Black Docks - Rat territory - and their relationships throughout the rest of the city of Verida, he's still unable to resist addressing insult to Black Docks commerce when a nobleman refuses to pay for goods ordered and threatens to drive the flourishing local smithing industry out of business. And so the heist is on. He's assembling a crew that isn't much pleased with his decisions, the last year or so, and his new wife isn't about to be left out of the action as Skite flexes his conspiratorial muscles to go after one of the most powerful men in Verida. But Verida isn't a simple place to do business in the best of times, and Skite knows better than anyone that a plan is like as not to blow up somewhere around halfway through and leave everyone scrambling. Verida is a land of elves and pixies and magic, but every Rat knows that that doesn't make it pretty. It's a good thing that Skite's good at winning ugly, because that's where this one is going.
Submitted by Wadjet5 on 2022-11-06T00:55:43Z