A thief attempts to steal something from a tower. A sorceress (who can turn into a cat) drafts him into helping her save the world. He is put to sleep for a couple hundred years. There is a gold cache under a hill that he uses for his party that he travels with.

I'm pulling stuff from the memory of a book I read over 22 years ago, not a recent book. It is a fantasy book. Any help would be appreciated.

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    How sure are you about the "over 22 years ago" part? The first part of your description resembles some of the early plot elements of The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings, but that was first published in July of 2000, according to Wikipedia -- so 19 years ago.
    – Lorendiac
    May 30, 2019 at 2:53
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    Thats the book. My memory is not what it used to be. Thanks for the quick reply! May 30, 2019 at 5:28
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    @Lorendiac One of you should turn that into an answer. May 30, 2019 at 5:36
  • possibly the same as scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/188418/…
    – Otis
    Jun 9, 2019 at 2:17

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Per Lorendiac's comment above, this is The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings. From goodreads:

Althalus is a young thief and occasional killer known for his skill and incredible luck... Althalus discovers Dweia in the form of a black cat and learns that she has chosen him to aid her in a war against Ghend and her evil brother, the destroyer god Daeva.

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