Monday, October 25, 2010

Guest Review: The Spirit Thief by Rachel Aaron

Just a warning everyone... I haven't read it (the book) yet but I think there is a spoiler or two in the review. Read with caution!
What Nora Thought:
This writer certainly knows how to grab your attention. In the opening scene she had me scratching my head in wonder. The main character is introduced by talking to a door!?! Now I know talking to inanimate objects is usually a sign that you’re a bit crazy (and we all do it from time to time), but in this story if you’re a wizard their spirits actually talk back.
As crazy as it sounds the hero of this story is actually a thief and his main goal is trying to increase the bounty on his head. So it stands to reason the heroine of the story must be some time of law enforcement. Miranda is a member of the wizard council and is set on catching Eli before he tarnishes wizard reputations even more than he already has.
Unfortunately for her, they end up having to help each other save the kingdom where he was originally captured. There are quite a few other characters thrown in the mix from a kidnapped king to a pissed off sea spirit all blended together to create an exciting read. My only disappointment in the story is that it ended, and now I find myself having wait for the next part of the series to be published (such a bummer), thank god it comes out next week.
About The Book:
Eli Monpress is talented. He's charming. And he's a thief.

But not just any thief. He's the greatest thief of the age - and he's also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls - he's going to put his plan into effect.

The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he'll need to steal some big things. But he'll start small for now. He'll just steal something that no one will miss - at least for a while.

Like a king.
**review copy provided by publisher

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