Ratpaths

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A young thief, caught between the rightful regent and the lord of the underworld. Fantasy novel with a touch of mafia and mystery.

The city state of Istonnia is suffering, its people cowering under the thumb of a despotic ruler.

Nivvo is a young thief, not interested in anything except keeping himself and his sister alive. That changes when he accidentally overhears a conversation.

Now Nivvo finds himself up ...

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Overview

A young thief, caught between the rightful regent and the lord of the underworld. Fantasy novel with a touch of mafia and mystery.

The city state of Istonnia is suffering, its people cowering under the thumb of a despotic ruler.

Nivvo is a young thief, not interested in anything except keeping himself and his sister alive. That changes when he accidentally overhears a conversation.

Now Nivvo finds himself up to his neck in trouble. He has only one night to find the rightful heir. He has to smuggle him out of the city before the tyrant and his black-clad soldiers kill them both. And he has to avoid the crime lord's watchful eyes, for if Vicco Cambrosi catches them, they might be better off dead...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494470128
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 7/11/2013
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Angelika Rust is the author of Ratpaths, a fantasy novel in a mafia setting, and The Girl on the Red Pillow, a fantasy novella dealing with the effects of abuse and depression.
She was born in Vienna in 1977. These days, she lives in Germany, with her husband, two children, a grumpy old cat and a hyperactive dog. After having tried almost every possible job from pizza delivery to HR consultant, she now teaches English to pensioners.
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  • Posted January 30, 2014

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    Reviewed by Marissa Tapia for Readers' Favorite Ratpaths by Ang

    Reviewed by Marissa Tapia for Readers' Favorite

    Ratpaths by Angelika Rust takes place around the Renaissance times, in Istonnia. The plot follows a young man named Nivvo, who is a skilled thief. During one of his errands, he overhears something that could overthrow the current ruler and change his life forever. Having his comfortable life ripped away from him at a young age, there's nothing more that Nivvo wants than to protect his sister and those who suffer. Nivvo must decide if he's willing to give up his life of thievery and potentially risk his life to overthrow the Ravires. 

    Angelika Rust weaves an enchanting tale about a thief willing to risk everything to overthrow the government he hates so much. The book grabbed my attention from the first page, with a unique plot and interesting characters. Nivvo is a witty twenty-year-old that lightens the mood in a somewhat dark plot. One can't help but root for him on his endeavors. The manner of speaking is different and feels very foreign at first; however, after reading a few chapters, the way the characters speak becomes part of the charm of the book. It makes becoming part of the story easier. 

    The book was around 190 pages and very interesting to read. I seemed to finish the book too quickly and wished for more. I'd like to see the characters, settings, and plot in more detail, to get fully involved in the story. I fully enjoyed the story and I can only hope the sequel will come out soon.

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