In the magical city of Turai, murder, mayhem and ruthless criminal brotherhoods abound.  The only people more corrupt than the politicians are the Royal Family.  And the weather is bloody awful.  ‘Tis here that Thraxas, ex-soldier, failed sorcerer and epic boozer, ekes out a living as a private investigator.  But when Princess Du-Akai, third in line for the throne, hires him to look into a rather delicate matter, it seems his luck is about to change.  And it does – a few hours later he’s in jail, accused of murder!  The first book in the Thraxas series.