Child of the Night Guild

Child of the Night Guild

by Andy Peloquin

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ISBN-13: 9781541177109
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Queen of Thieves , #1
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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Child of the Night Guild 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite “Forget your homes. Forget your families. You will never see them again. You belong to the Night Guild now.” Child of the Night Guild (Queen of Thieves, Book 1) by Andy Peloquin centers on young Viola, a child sold to pay her father's debts. Viola becomes Seven, training years for the Night Guild as a skilled thief under the harsh tutelage of Master Velvet. She eventually earns the name Ilanna and a place in the House Hawk. Yet her challenges never cease, as the cutthroat ways of the guild and the outside world await her. The premise has some immediate familiarity as I’ve read fantasy stories regarding thieves’ guilds several times before. On the other hand, it’s structured differently so the story and the plot have an originality to them. Characterization as a whole has enough depth. Initially, Ilanna was not easy to root for. I expected her to be a bit more mature, personality wise, given her hard life in the Night Guild in order to become a worthy member. She can be somewhat impatient and easy to give in to her anger when things don’t go her way. However, she has proven her worth and survives many obstacles. I like Werrin and Willem, Ilanna’s fellow Hawks, as they bring some wittiness to a harsh and dangerous life. The prose is clear-cut, which contributes to the flow of the plot. Although I personally didn’t like some of the events that happened to the female lead as she had been through so much, Child of the Night Guild is a good read.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
When Viola is very young, her father sells her to the Night Guild to cover his debt. Through abuse and torture, Viola forgets her past and becomes Seven. Through the years of more training and abuse she becomes Ilanna and part of the Hawk Guild. Until things take a turn for the worst. But the one thing that her life has taught her is that she will not be broken and will rise again. I’m going to warn you, this is a dark story. Viola goes through Hell several times in her training. This is meant to break her down to only know the Guild. But she won’t forget, or let them break her no matter what. She is the only female in a male world and is determined to survive. It is hard following her through the tortures she faces. All I could do is hope everything would work out for her in the end. But this is not a happily ever after story. This is a raw and brutal story but I loved it each step of the way. There is so much detail that goes into this world. I loved all aspects of the Guild and the different jobs they learn. It’s so easy to get drawn into the story that I had a hard time putting the book down. I just had the see what happened to Ilanna next. And the ending, not what I expected but left me eagerly waiting for book two. This is a wonderful, dark fantasy story that will appeal too many. It’s one that I recommend everyone check out. You may find your new favorite author. I received Child of the Night Guild from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.