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Magic of Thieves

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Great book!!

One of my favorite genres is Sci-Fi/Fantasy. This book does not disappoint. It had me on the first page. The characters and the world the author creates comes right off the page. I love most of the characters - especially Ilan and Brig. It would appeal to all ages f...
One of my favorite genres is Sci-Fi/Fantasy. This book does not disappoint. It had me on the first page. The characters and the world the author creates comes right off the page. I love most of the characters - especially Ilan and Brig. It would appeal to all ages from middle school up. It was a fast read and I was very sorry when it ended. I will be getting the next in the series.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

posted by fallafooka on December 13, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Magic of Thieves has a great premise and it is well written but

Magic of Thieves has a great premise and it is well written but I absolutely hated the main character, Ilna. It is hard to like a book for anything else when you can not stand the person telling the story. Ilna is a whining waste of flesh that treats every one around he...
Magic of Thieves has a great premise and it is well written but I absolutely hated the main character, Ilna. It is hard to like a book for anything else when you can not stand the person telling the story. Ilna is a whining waste of flesh that treats every one around herself poorly. It comes off as snide cruelty for no purpose. The writing is good though.

posted by Goranov on July 16, 2013

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

    This review will be brief because it won┬┐t take much to sum up

    This review will be brief because it won’t take much to sum up my thoughts.

    This is not a long book and I feel like that was its largest problem. I usually have nothing against short books or novellas, but this felt like the first 20% or so to an epic fantasy novel ripped out and sold on its own. It takes the main character, Ilrun, from five years of age to sixteen with no clear focus to the story. It felt like there wasn’t a defined goal yet, as if I was just reading backstory, and I spent most of the book being mad at Ilrun.

    For me, the main character doesn’t have to be my favorite, but I do have to at least like him/her. I did not like Ilrun. I couldn’t really understand why she idolized the leader of the bandits as she did and I got mad when she shamelessly double-crossed other characters. She had her relatable moments, but there weren’t enough of them to redeem her for me.

    On the other hand, the author did create an original and fascinating world I think I would have been more interested in exploring had this been part of a larger book. The world building was probably the best part of this story and I do laud the author on an interesting fantasy realm.

    I think this could have been a good book if the writer had made Ilrun a little less brutal and given us something to resolve at the end instead of a continuous storyline that just stops. But as this story is, I really can’t recommend it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2013

    Magic of Thieves has a great premise and it is well written but

    Magic of Thieves has a great premise and it is well written but I absolutely hated the main character, Ilna. It is hard to like a book for anything else when you can not stand the person telling the story. Ilna is a whining waste of flesh that treats every one around herself poorly. It comes off as snide cruelty for no purpose. The writing is good though.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    nice quick read

    I just finished the ebook and it was a good quick read. The story kept me interested. Only down fall was it was a little slow towards the end. Im interested in reading the second book to see what happens next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    it's a beginning

    slow but an author needs to develop the character at first, so it's not surprising. I'll probably buy the 2nd just to see what happens...if nothing significant.......we'll see

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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