About the Books
Although all speaking races are welcome–humans, elves, ogres, goblins, dwarves–New Promise rarely lives up to its name for the hordes of settlers arriving every week by steamboat, clipper, and zeppelin. With this influx of the poor and desperate comes the filth of despair: blood, sweat, factory exhaust, corruption. The Duke’s open immigration policy means the city is overcrowded, jam packed with hungry people who have little hope of finding work. New Promise is a dirty place. Fortunately, Grevien’s business is dirt. He unearths secrets and sells them to the highest bidder. Blackmail, slavery, and espionage, it’s all a day’s work to him. Now something big is going down in New Promise, big enough so a resourceful dirt dealer might be able to scrape a piece of the mud pie into his pocket or maybe get dumped out with the trash.