"I love every aspect of this amazing book… Get! Read! Now!" –TAMORA PIERCE, #1 New York Times bestselling authorI Needed to Win. They Needed to Die.Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But Sal wants nothing more than to escape the life of highway robber and get closer to the upper-class–and the nobles who destroyed their home. When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand–the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears–Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.