Since the murder of the Archbishop, Davillion has had a hard time, facing disapproval and anger from the church, alongside a new bishop full of his own schemes. In this less than forgiving climate, Widdershins is struggling to keep her late friend’s tavern open for business. Despite destroying a demon in Thief's Covenant, her own Thieves' guild still doesn't trust her, the Davillion Guard is waiting to catch her and the new bishop believes her a murderer.
So when grotesque creature starts haunting the night time streets with a murdering spree that sends a panic through the city of Davillion, many assume she is involved. As they learn more about the nature of the creature it may just be the cooperation of her own personal god, Olgun, is the only way they can fight back.
False Covenant by Ari Marmell is the second book in the Widdershins Adventure series and relies quite a bit on the background story set in Thief's Covenant. Since readers already know the back story, False Covenant is a much smoother narrative without all the flashbacks of Thief's Covenant. The action is even better in this one, taking on a delightfully dark edge. There's even a bit of romance sprinkled in.
I loved False Covenant by Ari Marmell even more than Thief's Covenant. With the wonderfully cheeky title character and suspense filled action Widdershins Adventures is becoming one of my favorite series.
False Covenant by Ari Marmell is available at Amazon.com
False Covenant by Ari Marmell
Published by Pyr
My free review copy was provided by the publisher