While trying out for The Left Hand, Sal is competing against 22 others. Sal is 23 (fitting since it's my favorite number). The audition includes learning different skills, both physical and mental. I really liked the poison lessons. Sal goes in for a lesson to learn how to read and write and finds Elise, the same girl he stole from. They flirt and she remembered who Sal was right away.
"I was Sallot Leon-one of the last children of Nacea, orphan and street fighter, highway thiefand Twenty Three."
I loved Sal, but I really found myself loving Maud, the maid. She was funny and a great side character. Elise was bold and smart, always a good combo. I also really enjoyed the rest of The Left Hand.
I won't ruin anything for anyone who hasn't read this yet. Sal competes. There is a lot of death, some backstabbing, a little romance, and revenge.
I gave this book 4 stars. It was a little confusing with all the names and places, but the story was fast paced with a lot of action.
Lots of action.