Betrayal of Thieves

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Ilan has narrowly escaped her last encounter with the soldiers of the evil Praetor but many of her outlaw friends have not been so fortunate. When her closest companion is dragged off to Selbius for execution, Ilan has no choice but to defy the captain of the forest brigands and journey to the stronghold of her enemies.

Risking exposure, both as an outlaw and a possessor of illegal magic, Ilan has few allies in the strange city. Worse, she has attracted the attention of an ...

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Overview

Ilan has narrowly escaped her last encounter with the soldiers of the evil Praetor but many of her outlaw friends have not been so fortunate. When her closest companion is dragged off to Selbius for execution, Ilan has no choice but to defy the captain of the forest brigands and journey to the stronghold of her enemies.

Risking exposure, both as an outlaw and a possessor of illegal magic, Ilan has few allies in the strange city. Worse, she has attracted the attention of an unknown mage bent on her destruction. With the help of an unpredictable warrior priest, a cunning street thief, and her powerful bow, will Ilan evade the clutches of the Prateor and the attacks of the mysterious mage long enough to complete her mission and rescue her friend?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481213226
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/22/2012
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 640,647
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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C. Greenwood is the fantasy pen name of author Dara England, who lives in Oklahoma with her husband, two young children, and a Yorkshire terrier. To receive updates on future books, visit www.DaraEnglandAuthor.com and sign up for her monthly newsletter.
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  • Posted December 18, 2012

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    Betrayal of Thieves is the second in a fantasy series by C. Gree

    Betrayal of Thieves is the second in a fantasy series by C. Greenwood. I have not read the first book, but had no problems picking up the story line and from the contents inferring things which had occurred in the first.
    The author takes the time to delineate the scenes and objects used in the story. From descriptions, the reader can view himself sitting on the river rafts with the people who live their lives on them. The characters are likable and realistic, giving the reader a chance to identify with them. Once I started reading the book I was drawn into it and before I knew it I was at the end, wondering what I had missed. Although I enjoyed reading the story, I felt it was too short and not really a book. I thought it to be a portion in the middle of a story. Even though the writing is excellent, had I not received it as a review copy, I would have returned it and expected a refund. When I purchase a book, I expect it to be full and comprehensive, ie Game of Thrones, The Hobbit, Two Graves just to mention a few.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2014

    I read the earlier books and enjoyed this one just as much. It a

    I read the earlier books and enjoyed this one just as much. It as disappointing how short the book was. I think I will wait until all the others are published together to buy another one. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Awesome

    Good book really good

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  • Posted July 19, 2013

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    ***My review first published on LibraryThing 7/18/13*** (Dis

    ***My review first published on LibraryThing 7/18/13***




    (Disclaimer: Received this ebook free through the LibraryThing Member Giveaway review program)




    This ebook, Betrayal of Thieves, Legends of Dimmingwood, Book 2, is pretty much dialogue and narrative based, very low on action. I found this ebook enjoyable, just not quite the same level as Book 1, Magic of Thieves. I'm curious to see where Book 3 may go, someday.




    I'm not alway onboard with 1st person narratives, but just like 
    Book 1 in the Legends of Dimmingwood, Betrayal of Thieves still moves smoothly and I really like the main character, Ilan, an orphaned magicker (race resembling drow, in my opinion) living among humans. She's a bit fiery, but loyal to all she names friend. The book's 1st person viewpoint is hers.




    She must rescue a friend, Terrac, who's been taken by the forces of the Praetor, the ruler of the lands of which Dimmingwood is a part. But not all is as it seems, as Ilan finds out at the end.




    I must say, again, this is a novella (my epub format was 125 pages) and I really feel that I'd love to have experienced the 4 books in the series as one epic several hundred page novel. I'm only guessing that Books 3 & 4 are both like 1 & 2, roughly 100-130 epub pages formatted. Just my belief, because the first two, at least, would have been a great action packed start and then leading into more plot development and furthering Ilan's discovery of the Praetor's secret and also strengthening her innate magical ability. 




    This book brings in an interesting character only briefly brought forth in Book 1, a tough fighter turned priest named Hadrian. He's a nice, solid balance to Ilan's youth and impulsive reactions. And of course, the new character Fleet, a streetwise thief, will appeal to those who like a brash rogue.




    This was a good, solid, piece of light fantasy that I think is a perfectly easy read for anyone to fill an afternoon.




    My pet peeves are typos; spelling, missed words, obvious grammar issues, etc. This book had just a very few little things that can be overlooked unless you're a 9th grade English teacher. : )




    I'd recommend this ebook for any fantasy reader, even dabblers in the genre. No complex world-building, but perfectly likeable main characters. Just remember it's a novella and you'll probably be tempted to read all 4 books in the series so you get a full appreciation of Ilan's world. 




    Note: LibraryThing allows 1/2 star ratings, so once again I feel contstrained to state that there I gave it 3 1/2 stars, which I feel was more accurate, but I can live with being forced to choose 4 over 3 here.

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  • Posted April 10, 2013

    Book exchanged for an honest review:Ilan journeys to Selbius in

    Book exchanged for an honest review:Ilan journeys to Selbius in the hopes of rescuing Terrac from harm. Ilan also hopes to gain some knowledge of how to control the magic within her with Hadrian's help. Ilan finds that life in Selbius is very different from life in Dimmingwood. Ilan hopes to blend in with city folks and not be robbed either. Ilan hopes to meet Hadrian during the festival but she's attacked and misses the meeting. Ilan aids a thief named Fleet in his bid to freedom from the city guards. Ilan demands that Fleet help her find Hadrian to call their debt even. Hadrian is surprised by Ilan's appearance yet pleased all the same. Hadrian plans to teach Ilan to use her magic better but is disturbed by Skeltai bow in Ilan's possession. Hadrian learns the whereabouts of Terrac that are full of disturbing news for Ilan. Will Ilan rescue Terrac? Can Hadrian teach Ilan? What disturbing news of Terrac? Your answers await you in Betrayal of Thieves.

    Again another fast paced read chalk full of surprises from beginning to end. Ilan keeps surprising me as character which is wonderful. I find that Ilan to be more mature and complex in this book. I love ineractions between Fleet and Hadrian. I can't wait to see what this author will do next in this series.

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  • Posted March 13, 2013

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    Keeps Getting Better!

    Book 2 picks up right where book one ended. I liked seeing how Ilan seemed to grow up during her search for her friend. Again, I found myself quite disappointed at how abruptly the story ended. I felt like there should have been a bit more in the way of tying up some loose ends, but I'm sure where this one ends, the third will pick up. So Hurry Up and finish book 3!

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book in a series of 4. It is told through the eyes of the main character, Ilan. She is a great character. The world Ms. Greenwood creates is a real world. Ilan has lived in the woods most of her life. This book takes her into the unknown world of the city. I love the way the characters interact. The introduction of the water people is a wonderful moment. I cannot wait for Book 3!!!

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