Thief of War: A Tor.Com Original

Thief of War: A Tor.Com Original

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by Beth Bernobich
     
 

Arbija will do anything to stop the Erythandran Empire from conquering her homeland. She will take on a new name, a new past, even a new face, all so she can infiltrate the palace and steal the Empire's more powerful magical artifacts. With these weapons, surely she can defend her people and keep them safe and free. Can she succeed where her sister failed?

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Arbija will do anything to stop the Erythandran Empire from conquering her homeland. She will take on a new name, a new past, even a new face, all so she can infiltrate the palace and steal the Empire's more powerful magical artifacts. With these weapons, surely she can defend her people and keep them safe and free. Can she succeed where her sister failed?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466853829
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
09/18/2013
Series:
A Tor.Com Original
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
798,402
File size:
529 KB

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Meet the Author

Beth Bernobich is an American fantasy and science fiction writer, born in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania in December 1959. Her short stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Asimov's, Interzone, Postscripts, and Strange Horizons. Her first novel, Passion Play, was published in 2010 by Tor Books and won the RT Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Epic Fantasy. Queen's Hunt, the second volume, appeared in

2012 and the final volume, Allegiance will be released in October 2013. "Thief of War" takes place in the same world as Passion Play,

400 years before the events of the trilogy.

Beth currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, son, and a pair of idiosyncratic cats.


BETH BERNOBICH comes from a family of story tellers, artists, and engineers. She juggles her time between working with computer software, writing, family, and karate. Her short stories have appeared publications such as Asimov's, Interzone, Postscripts, Strange Horizons, and Sex in the System. She lives with her husband and son in Bethany, Connecticut.

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Thief of War: A Tor.Com Original 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters, plot & setting were captivating, even though I have not read any of the actual books in this fantasy series. It is successful on its own. But I would like to know more about the main character & Taavi. Perhaps they will be part of another book? The writing makes me want to read more by this author. I highly recommend this, as it has a depth to it most shorter works don't achieve! I could relate to the character & her coming to realize the complexity & implications of her difficult task as well as her own identity.
trulynightwing More than 1 year ago
Beth Bernobich's latest book, actually novella, in her River of Souls series is Thief of War. It serves to tell one of the back stories her readers have been begging for. This is the tale of how the the three fabled jewels of Lir were first stolen. But, as usual for Ms. Bernobich's work, it is so very much more. It is, primarily, the story of a woman, Arbija, who has vowed to do anything within her power, which is pretty formidable, to keep her lands from being conquered. Arbija undertakes years of intense training, changes her face, and becomes someone else, someone who can gain access to where she will need to be to fulfill her task. It is also, along the way, the story of a woman who learns who she really is underneath all the training and subterfuge. An excellent story and the only failing I could find is that I wish it had been a novel; I would have loved to have the chance to read more about Arbija and her world.