Little Tavera is a half-elf child in a land of humans, an outsider dragged from a bad situation to worse–until Derk whisks her away and adopts her as his own.
Tavera soon finds out her new Pa is a master thief, the member of an elite group of professional scoundrels called the Cup of Cream.
To Derk’s–and her own–delight, Tavera grows into a natural thief and works her way toward membership in the Cup.
Joining would finally give her some place where she belongs, and it would please the Pa she loves so much. But being a thief means being only one step ahead of the law.
When the law finally catches up, Tavera must choose: go against her Pa’s wishes for the sake of loyalty and love; or obey him and survive.