The Hawk And His Boy by Christopher Bunn
Series: The Tormay Trilogy, Book 1.
Approx. 75,300 words.
Published on March 28, 2011.
One night, a young thief named Jute is instructed to break into a wizard's house and steal an old box. It sounds like a straightforward job. Unbeknownst to the boy, however, the box contains the knife that killed the Wind. Overcome with curiosity, Jute opens the box and sets off a chain of events that threatens to plunge the whole land into war.