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Modai is a city that shuns its poor, hiding them away in the secluded Beggar’s Corner, and for Tessana life has never been easy. To make a living she has had to hone her skills as a thief, guided only by her mentor, Jack, who oversees most of the city’s delinquents.
After discovering a strange dagger bound to her family, Tessana quickly rose through the ranks and has become one of the most daring thieves in the city. But now she finds herself in the middle of a plot involving the Nobles of Modai and a relentless King’s Man eager to retrieve what she stole from him.
With only Jack to rely on she flees the city, but things do not go as planned and suddenly she is confronted with the dark past of the Grey family, all of it seemingly revolving around the dagger and a murderous cult, led by an elusive man, who plans to shroud the world in darkness.
But can the spirit in the dagger be trusted? And will she ever be able to return to her normal life again?
Kristoffer Pauly was born in Denmark in a small village called Karlstrup. Ever since his childhood he has always had a keen imagination, but it was not until the age of 17 that he began writing on what would later become The Dagger of Shadows. Instead of writing the story in his native language he chose to write it in English, because this was the language his favourite authors wrote in. After finishing high school he spent two years working part-time while writing. When his first book was finished in 2016 he began studying Medialogy at Aalborg University to further develop his skills in 3D modelling and animation. Besides his interests in animation and 3D modelling, Kristoffer spends his pastime immersed in games and anime. He enjoys finding different ways to tell stories and uses it as inspiration for his writing, as well as his university studies.