This first novel in Darlene Bolseny's Duanor series is a rip-roaring, swashbuckling fantasy adventure, a blend of The Three Musketeers, The Adventures of Don Juan, The Lord of the Rings, The Thief of Baghdad, and the 87th Precinct mysteries. Knives in the Night Welcome to the shadow-haunted, twin-mooned world of Duanor. Meet Morticai ... He’s a rogue and a ladies’ man, a gambler and a thief, a duelist and a troublemaker and ... a lawman! Surviving on the mean streets of Watchaven wasn’t easy for an unwanted corryn orphan, but Morticai managed to escape the criminal underworld by joining the Northmarch, the kingdom’s elite peacekeeping force. When Morticai discovers that a nest of Droken - the same bloodthirsty devotees of an outlawed god who murdered his parents - have infiltrated his city, he will risk his commission and his life to bring them to justice. It’s not the first time that Morticai has found himself in over his head, but it may turn out to be the last.