Customer Reviews for

Den of Thieves (Ancient Blades Trilogy #1)

Average Rating 4.5
( 45 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(25)

4 Star

(13)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

A good solid start

I was doubtful, but it was an overall good story and a good start for a series. No forgettable child come into preordained greatness. No angst. No pathetic self doubt. No gorgeous man of inflexible morals hurting others, but inevitably is in the right. Just a clever man...
I was doubtful, but it was an overall good story and a good start for a series. No forgettable child come into preordained greatness. No angst. No pathetic self doubt. No gorgeous man of inflexible morals hurting others, but inevitably is in the right. Just a clever man doing what he has to do and not devoid of ethics or morals. They just aren't those written by noble philosophers, safely ensconced in luxury and spare time. They exist in spite of a lack. I look forward to more.

posted by 1189108 on February 10, 2012

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Although the author sets a nice world, the characters are predic

Although the author sets a nice world, the characters are predictable and the story-line is cookie-cutter. After reading R.R. Martin, and Joe Abercrombie - picking this series up (yes all three books - I was going on vacation) was sadly disappointing. The rating I gav...
Although the author sets a nice world, the characters are predictable and the story-line is cookie-cutter. After reading R.R. Martin, and Joe Abercrombie - picking this series up (yes all three books - I was going on vacation) was sadly disappointing. The rating I gave was based on the dwarven discriptions and the banished and imprissoned elves which was well done (IMHO). Unfortunately, the dialog wasn't deep and the fight scenes were really poor. Really poor! (At one point a main character loses a weapon in a courtyard melee - it goes flying from his hand or some such - not one minute later it's in his hand...hmm? How was that done when I just read about everything that character did within that minute?) Forgivable sure - but later in the novel the author makes a clear-cut mistake in referencing the speaker instead of another character...Not so forgivable - amateurish. I guess if your going for baby-steps above the popcorn RA Salvatore (you know - where everyone lives and there's never any real threat of a main character actually staying dead) then you might like this series...however, if a touch of realism is your interest - and characters actually perish and interact like individuals - stick with Martin, Abercrombie or Abnett. Just my 2c...

posted by AzmythDD on August 2, 2012

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 3 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    It was alright.

    The book was imaginative, but I sadly became bored with it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    -

    -

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 review with 3 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1