Certain Eldritch Artefacts
by K. A. Cook
Divergent magician Darius Liviu has scoured half the world, risking the chaos and disaster of noise, smells and other people, in search of the rarest of rare magical artefacts: a tolerable talking sword. The sword he finds in the Great Souk isn’t tolerable. It is, however, set on destroying Darius’s acceptance that awkwardness and a life of misunderstandings is the best he can hope for.