The Thief

by Claire North
Release date: November 3, 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy

A novella.

The Gameshouse is an unusual institution.

Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of Chess, Backgammon – every game under the sun.

But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes – those of politics and empires, of economics and kings...

In 1930s Bangkok, one higher league player has just been challenged to a game of hide and seek. The board is all of Thailand – and the seeker will use any means possible to hunt down his quarry – be it police, government, strangers or even spies...

(updated 2019-01-06)

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