The Grimjinx Rebellion (Vengekeep Prophecies)
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Fast-paced, funny, and full of surprises, The Grimjinx Rebellion brings Brian Farrey's epic and critically acclaimed Vengekeep Prophecies trilogy to an unforgettable close.
Jaxter Grimjinx and his family haven't had much time for thieving. Through no fault of their own, they've been too busy saving the day. But the danger in the Five Provinces is only just beginning. The Palatinate Mages are almost ready to unveil their master plan, and legendary monsters will soon roam the land once more. Then Jaxter's sister, Aubrin, is kidnapped by the Mages. It seems she has a power greater than her family ever realized, and she may be the key to the impending battle for the Five Provinces. Jaxter will do anything to get his little sister back—even if it means pulling off the greatest heist of his life and starting a full-scale rebellion.
A "rich fantasy" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) with a family of thieves who "couldn't be more likable" (Kirkus Reviews), the Vengekeep Prophecies trilogy takes everything you thought you knew about prophecies and spins it into pure magic.
coming too. The Creche has magical defenses. You’ll need a mage to help.” Da wasn’t convinced. “How will you explain it to Talian?” “He’s leaving for the Palatinate Palace tomorrow,” Callie said. “All the mages in the Provinces are planning a special celebration for the High Laird during the Jubilee. I’m to stay with my uncle until Talian returns. But I’ll just tell my uncle that Talian changed his mind and is taking me with him. So all we really need now is to forge some documents that say
month, is time for new workers.” “Ah, yes,” Ma said, “but you see, these ruffians have been very bad. They’re really quite terrible. Couldn’t wait for the first of the month to get rid of them.” The creature shrugged. “Is making no difference to Gobek. Is always needing new workers. Is following me.” He turned and went inside, pushing the door wider so we could all come in. Holding tight to Tree Bag, I stepped over the threshold and caught a glimpse of a plaque that hung over the doorway. The
if our family was ever separated by a disaster—for example, a mob of unruly villagers wielding pitchforks and torches—we would meet up in Slagbog. I knew that if Da and Aubrin had succeeded in rescuing the Dowager, that’s where they’d go. Sure enough, we found the three of them waiting for us. Da had recounted how he and Aubrin arrived in Vengekeep just before a legion of mages and monsters came to apprehend the Dowager. Her Provincial Guards had been killed during the escape. But clever old Da
upstairs. Once we were gone, the arguing below started up again. The four of us went down by the stream. Nanni skipped rocks against the current as Da paced back and forth. “Everything we’ve done,” he spat, “and they just see us as cut—as cut—as that word.” “Jaxter,” Ma said, “what were you about to tell everyone?” I told them everything. Meeting Edilman in the woods, Aubrin’s journal, how the Sourcefire was hidden in Vengekeep, and how the Scourge monsters wanted the Sourcefire to rid
won’t do any good.” The small voice pierced my heart. Aubrin stood in the doorway to the next chamber. Shackles bound her wrists to the wall and she looked like she hadn’t slept in a week. Ma ran to her. “Are you okay?” Aubrin pointed to the tubes containing prophecies. “Of course. Since I’ve been down here, I’ve made a fortune.” Prophecies. Fortunes. If Aubrin was making bad jokes, she was fine. As Ma picked the lock on Aubrin’s shackles, my sister sighed. “It’s been fun lying to the