"It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise," Talisid said. We were standing a little way to the side, watching from a distance, each of us holding a glass of wine. "You’re acquiring something of a reputation."
"I didn’t say it was a good reputation," Talisid said dryly. "You’re now suspected of having a hand in the disappearance of two separate Light mages. With good reason, I might add."
"I could say they started it."
"Somehow I don’t think that would help very much."
Cursed: An Alex Verus Novel
Benedict Jacka (2012)