SORCERY IS A SCAM . . .
Four months after fleeing his own people, Kellen has discovered he's an even worse outlaw than he was mage. It doesn't help that his only allies are a swaggering card player and a thieving squirrel cat. Then he meets Seneira, a blindfolded girl who isn't blind, and whose secrets get them caught up in a conspiracy of magic, blackmail and murder.
Now Kellen must find the mage responsible before the entire frontier falls victim to the mystical plague known as the shadowblack.