Monday, April 11, 2011

Made my day

Don't know how I missed this one, but since it's short, I'm going to post it in full because it makes my day.

*Starred Review* Aaron’s outstanding fantasy debut is the first in a trilogy about unrepentant thief Eli Monpress, whose goal in life is to amass $1 million in gold. Hoping to accomplish his mission in a hurry, Eli decides to raise the stakes and kidnap a king. He doesn’t realize, however, that snatching the king of Mellinor (an entirely unmagical and rather boring kingdom) will set off a chain of events that will put him in peril from multiple sources, including the powerful Miranda, who is determined to catch Eli. But that’s no easy trick, as Eli is also a powerful magic-user himself; his swordsman-partner Josef carries the legendary Heart of War sword; and their female associate is a demonseed whose powers are terrifying. Fast and fun, Spirit Thief introduces a fascinating new world and a complex magical system based on cooperation with the spirits who reside in all living objects. Aaron’s characters are fully fleshed and possess complex personalities, motivations, and backstories that are only gradually revealed. Fans of Scott Lynch’s Lies of Locke Lamora (2006) will be thrilled with Eli Monpress. Highly recommended for all fantasy readers. --Jessica Moyer, Booklist

Thank you, Booklist! 


Mardel said...

Congratulations! I have The Spirit Thief sitting on my shelf...I promise to read it soon, very soon. I do like the sound of this book. :)

Elfy said...

With her comment that fans of Locke Lamora will like Eli, Jessica nailed it for me. I'm a huge Locke Lamora fan and I adored Eli Monpress as well.