A series of Heroic Fantasy
novels by Lynn Flewelling that follows the adventures of two Loveable Rogues
and their friends and allies.
A 16-year-old orphan named Alec is imprisoned and tortured for a crime he didn't commit. But just as he's starting to welcome the idea of his inevitable death, he is made to share his cell with the real
criminal — a man named Seregil, who breaks them both out of their prison. Seregil, a spy/thief for hire, recognizes the innate thieving skills Alec possesses, and offers to take him on as his apprentice. Alec accepts, and is immediately drawn into deadly intrigues, an impending war, and a secret society of spies and wizards.
Seven books and a short stories anthology have been published so far. The second book is a sequel to the first, and the remaining are standalone. The seventh is supposedly the final book in the series.
- Luck in the Shadows (1996)
- Stalking Darkness (1997)
- Traitor's Moon (1998)
- Shadows Return (2008)
- Glimpses (2010), short stories anthology
- The White Road (2010)
- Casket of Souls (2012)
- Shards of Time (2014)
Flewelling has also written a spinoff, the Tamķr Triad, set in the same universe during a different time period.
This series is not to be confused with the more recent Night Runner
, which is about vampires.
This series provides examples of: