Den of Thieves (Ancient Blades Trilogy #1)

Den of Thieves (Ancient Blades Trilogy #1)

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by David Chandler
     
 

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Den of Thieves rollicks….This is a book I would be happy to have written.”
 —Dave Duncan

Remember this name: David Chandler.  With Den of Thieves, the first book in his astounding fantasy series, The Ancient Blades Trilogy, Chandler immediately establishes himself as a major player in the world of

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Den of Thieves rollicks….This is a book I would be happy to have written.”
 —Dave Duncan

Remember this name: David Chandler.  With Den of Thieves, the first book in his astounding fantasy series, The Ancient Blades Trilogy, Chandler immediately establishes himself as a major player in the world of action-rich epic fantasy—right up there alongside George R. R. Martin, R. A. Salvatore, and Raymond E. Feist. An enthralling and wonderfully gritty tale of cutpurses, knights and demons, witches, betrayals, and darkest intrigue—in the popular vein of the bestselling works of Brent Weeks, Joe Abercrombie, and Scott Lynch—Den of Thieves introducers readers to Malden, an amiable young criminal whose one grave mistake bonds him to the lord of the underworld and sets him on an impossible quest that will most likely lead the hapless thief to his doom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062021243
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Series:
Ancient Blades Trilogy , #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
239,867
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

David Chandler was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1971. He attended Penn State and received an MFA in creative writing. In his alter-ego as David Wellington, he writes critically acclaimed and popular horror novels and was one of the co-authors of the New York Times bestseller Marvel Zombies Return. Den of Thieves is his first fantasy novel, soon followed by A Thief in the Night and Honor Among Thieves.

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Den of Thieves 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
AzmythDD More than 1 year ago
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...
annmarie2011 More than 1 year ago
Malden is a thief in the free city of ness. Malden is soon pulled into a plot to steal the cornet of burgrave all because Malden hope to get real freedom that cutbill, lord of the underworld promised him. Malden well soon face more than he bargained for. I really liked the plot it was simple but exciting. The characters were well thought out and interesting and I really like how the story came together. There was a couple times that I felt my mind wonder away from the book but the author soon pulled you back with some fun action. I felt that the last 200 pages where the best. A lot more was going on and the characters really came together. I'm a really big fantasy fan but normally there is a lot more dragon, elves and dwarfs in them this book took a different path and you heard little about fantasy creatures but I still found I was really into the book.It was not a fast read but it was well worth the time reading it. I would give the book 4 stars and say that you really need to take the time reading this there is a lot to like about the book if you give it a chance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Malden is just the kind if thief I was looking for in a book. The story twists and turns nonstop. It is very hard to set this book down! The best part is this book is great on its own, but it sets the tone for the other books in the trilogy that keep getting better! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot was simple but well executed. The characters are more than simple stereotypes they have depth to them. There is a good mix of intrigue action and dialogue that blends together to make a good story. Plus there are some nice plot twists in the book as well. I liked it and i reccomend it to anyone who likes fantasy nivels
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An all black she- cat pads in. Is this bloodclan? May i join? Also im looking for a mate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Forget them! It's in the past. Do you realy think that they would accuse you and actually believe that you killed your most closest friends kin?! Come back. BloodClan is being revived. More cats will join. We will be active and you'll see what we truly are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"How am I supposed to stay there if I know that they dont trust me or that they will never talk to me! Dashi is one of the cats I care about most and I didnt want to loose him....I dont want to loose him!" She meowed "I'll go back, but if they accuse me of doing it then I am leaving! FOREVER!"
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Grenn-reads More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was worth the money spent.
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The book was imaginative, but I sadly became bored with it.
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Tff
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