Veranix Calbert leads a double life. By day, heâ€™s a
struggling magic student at the University of
Maradaine. At night, he spoils the drug trade of Willem
Fenmere, crime boss of Dentonhill and
murderer of Veranixâ€™s father. Heâ€™s determined to shut
With that goal in mind, Veranix disrupts the delivery of two
magical artifacts meant for Fenmere's
clients, the mages of the Blue Hand Circle. Using these
power-filled objects in his fight, he
quickly becomes a real thorn in Fenmere's side.
So much so that soon not only Fenmere, but powerful mages,
assassins, and street gangs all want a
piece of â€śThe Thorn.â€ť And with professors and prefects on
the verge of discovering his secrets,
Veranixâ€™s double life might just fall apart. Unless, of
course, Fenmere puts an end to it first.