Khaavren of the House of Tiassa is a son of landless nobility, possessor of a good sword and "tolerably well-acquainted with its use." Along with three loyal friends, he enthusiastically seeks out danger and excitement. But in a realm renowned for repartee and betrayals, where power is as mutable as magic, a young man like Khaavren, newly come from the countryside, had best be wary. His life depends on it. And so does the future of Draegara.
Set in the same world as Stephen Brust's beloved Vlad Taltos books, " The Phoenix Guards" is a fantasy rewrite of "The Three Musketeers" a swashbuckling tale of adventure."