The Demon King - Book 1 in the Seven Realms Series

by Cinda Williams Chima Year Published: 2009 fantasy
Thief Han Alister is trying to support his mother and sister.  He is very poor and wishes he could sell the silver cuffs that he's worn for as long as he can remember - but they won't come off.  Hen's life gets harder when he takes a powerful amulet from the son of the High Wizard.  It has magical powers that many would like to control.  This is just the beginning of a journey in which Han finds his true self.  But it's just the beginning...