A new city and a fresh start was what former thief Catt Zago was looking for, but what she found instead was Great Bakak, a city-state ruled ancient tradition and full of everyday magic. A place full of many gods and many people. A place where the King rules supreme, but the royal executioners seem to be calling the shots.
What Catt didn't expect was to meet a fascinating woman, a professor of magic at the local wizard university, doomed by a strange bit of luck to become the next King.
Catt wasn't planning on committing any crimes, this was supposed to be a safe place to start over, but now, could she really be contemplating stealing a King?
A collection of my older short stories from 1998 to 2008 are available here, free to read online, or in a paperback collection.
This is Bob the Hamster. Maybe he wrote this book, and "James Robert Paige" is just a nom de plume, who knows for sure?