Ward kept his mask on. “You said you could tell me who one of my parents was, my liege,” he said. “It’s more that I know what they were. You’re from a demonic bloodline. One of your parents was probably some sort of hell beast or interdimensional monster or soul-eating demon. I expect that’s why you were left at the temple.” “Oh,” said Ward, deflated. That much of his past he had guessed already. “How’s the eggs?” Nero asked. Three disparate souls have been linked by a common goal: the end of the magic ban. The faun prince Nero, the masked sorcerer Ward, and the stoic princess Pathor are gathering allies and information to bring about a revolution. A continent united on the surface is quickly breaking apart underneath, with secret courts and sinister factions popping up in all sorts of places. And it's becoming increasingly hard to tell which side of anything anyone is actually on, let alone which is the right one. The first book in the Ward trilogy, The Faun, the Thief and the Prince of Cats transports you to a not-so-magical land where those with arcane gifts are persecuted and hunted for reasons that become increasingly confused.