Meta: ISFDB. This fantasy novelette set in the world of First Law appeared 2014 in the Rogues anthology. Additionally, it will appear in Johnathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Vol 9.
Synopsis: The main protagonist is not a single rogue but a mysterious package which is handed over from one POV to the next.
Review: It is a kind of chamber play in the city of Sipani „City of Fogs, City of Whispers“ which reminds me of Renaissance Venice and which we already know from Best Served Cold (remember the House of Leisure there? Ha!). Very interesting narrative structure, not your standard diet: Abercrombie seems to have tried this style of handshaking POVs and mastered it in The Heroes. He manages it to characterize the protagonists very well in the short screen time each one is given. Besides of that it is in the author’s typical raunchy narrative tone. He stood and delivered the anthology’s premise!