A modern, fast-paced urban fantasy adventure. Manhattan like you've never seen it before.
Fourteen-year-old Whatrigal Madugal would give just about anything to be normal. Kids his age shouldn't be out picking pockets in the glitzy Manhattan streets, working for crime kingpins with anger management issues. Normal kids don't usually have outlandish names like “What,” and don't need to hide their pointed ears beneath their long black hair. But then, Whatrigal isn't most kids: he's an elf, an orphan, and a thief, which basically means he doesn't get invited to many parties.
He fled his war-torn homeland six years ago, only to be taken in by Pegrimus Perrywinkle, an elven crime boss with more skeletons in his closet than suits. All Whatrigal has to do is tough it out a while longer and he can use a few of those skeletons to his advantage, cutting his boss down to size. He never counted on his chatty best friend, Nik, letting his plans slip.
Now What's on a series of missions to prove his loyalty or die trying. With his loose-lipped friend along for the ride, he'll have to sneak into a castle in Central Park to swipe a mysterious weapon, and that's only the beginning.