Just to tease you, here’s an excerpt from the first chapter of Assassin of Curses.

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     “Risten?” exclaimed Zofie in disbelief.
     The woman ahead shifted and raised her head, catching enough illumination to reveal Risten’s smiling face. Only the expression wasn’t from the Risten I knew. It was from something else. Something which twisted her smile into a mocking sneer. It was the final confirmation of the tragedy we had seen through the Mirror of Bygone Tears. Even though it was Risten’s body, I knew it best not to even think of her that way. My experience with Fumiko had taught me how disarming a Dark Avenyts could be.
     I also knew we were in deep trouble.