Title: Thieves’ War
Author: Brent E. Steffen
Published Date: May 16th 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Saldor has no memory beyond five years ago. He lives in a sparkling, but oppressive society where he and his closest friends-Sharia, the girl who teaches him magic; Lewis, his best friend; and Thad, his voice of reason-are accused of a murder they didn’t commit. The four friends must fight against a legendary band of assassins and the dark powers behind them to bring peace and balance to the Kingdom of Morran. From the depths of the earth to the darkest alleys of the kingdom’s capital, the Thieves’ War rages as Saldor desperately searches for a true Identity and to clear their names.
Thieves’ War is full of intrigue, compelling plot and mystery. Taking four character who are close friends, the novel takes you on an adventure through a fantasy land. Saldor, the lead character, has no memory of his life before five years ago. Sharia, a friend of teacher of all things magical, is a right hand to Saldor. Lewis is Saldor’s best friend and confidant and Thad serves as the reasonable and responsible character in the group. The characters are well-written and likeable.
When this motley crew is accused of a crime they didn’t commit, they must face off against a league of assassins. With magical powers in the mix, the story delves deeper into the fantasy realm as the gang strives to find the answers behind this murder and clear their names.
Demonic cults, murder, assassins, new worlds, dark powers, magic and amnesia! Really? I have to admit I was skeptical at first. I thought the author was trying too hard for originality when it seems like everything has been done before. But Mr. Steffen proved me wrong. The premise of his book may sound difficult to soak in, but the story leads you through their world with a clear view.
The society is interesting. The world is mapped out in the front of the book, which gives you an even neater way to join up with the characters in the book. Overall, I thought it was all very cool. While I wouldn’t compare it to huge fantasy books like Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings, I think the author is onto something. Readers each have their owns likes and dislikes, and this isn’t usually the type of book I choose. I think it speaks volumes that I read it in two days. Devoured it. NOM NOM NOM!
The author also leaves a few cliffhangers that I hope he chooses to reconcile in a sequel. Seriously, dude? Who is Saldor? Tell me. Now.
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