The Left Hand of Death
'I wield a sword in my right hand, but my left hides a knife... You are my knife, Vella.'
When an attempt on her mother's life goes awry, Vella Tempus finds she has something no one else possesses: an immunity to magic.
With no other way to feed her family, she becomes a Sparrow: an assassin for hire. Now she is the Left Hand, working beside the leader of the Sparrows himself. Her gold will pull her family out of poverty and her newfound status will force answers out of those who wished to hurt her.
But larger machinations are at play, in which Vella is but a tiny pawn. A faraway war will suddenly appear at her doorstep—Umbra City will come under attack.
Now running for her life and still searching for answers, her special power may be her only hope. But the price she must pay for it will be dire indeed.
Lives are like candle flames, after all, the slightest breeze can snuff them out. In Vella’s hands lies the tempest.