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 really 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 regularly have to hide their pointed ears beneath their long black hair.
They aren't orphaned elves from war-torn homelands, and aren't used to being hunted by elf-devouring Vorgish mongrels and a legion of Dark Elf magicians.
Normal kids don't know just how good they have it, sometimes. Of course, normal kids don't get to chase mythical pegacorns through Midtown, or slip unseen into a wee castle in Central Park, searching for dwarven treasure. They don't flirt with the daughters of police detectives or scrape by on charm and devilish good looks.
They don't set aside the things they want most in life simply to do what's right. They don't set out to take down an entire crime ring, just so they can make their missing father proud. And they aren't Whatrigal Madugal.
Sometimes, it's good to be unusual.