The redemption of Althalus is an epic fantasy novel by Husband and Wife co-authors David and Leigh Eddings. The story focuses on a thief, who under the direction of a cat, is out to save the world from destruction.
Althalus is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of all honour. He is, moreover, a frequent drunkard, a glutton, and a patron of the ladies who are no better than they should be.(The Redemption of Althalus, page 4)