Saturday 25 May 2013

Blog Tour Stop - Thief by Sarah-Jane Lehoux

Welcome to the blog tour for Sarah-Jane Lehoux's fantasy novel 'Thief'. I've posted my review for the book below.

You can find out more about here tour here:

'Thief' is the first book in the Sevy series. Sevy is the main character in the series. She not a very likeable character, but she is interesting.

This is the first fantasy novel I've read in a while and I enjoyed it, it made me remember what is good about fantasy fiction. For one it invokes a well realised world and it does so gradually. You aren't dropped into an unfamiliar world, but one you get to know, page by page.

The story itself is well paced, it tells of Sevy's youth on the streets and how she leaves them. Her time on the streets serves her well, but she's not invulnerable  so while I didn't particularly like her, she does make you want to know her more.

The writing is good, easy to read and for the most part well paced. The author has a relaxed, almost conversational style that is easy to read.

I did have a minor issue in that the transitions in the main sections of the book were a bit abrupt, I felt the transition could have been eased somewhat.

But that is a minor complaint, if you like gritty fantasy, then this is the book for you.

In the crumbling city of Eloria, there is one indisputable fact: everyone has a price. Protestations of morality and better judgment have little meaning when confronted with the chance to obtain the unobtainable. The only question remaining is just how much a person is willing to sacrifice in order to win their heart’s desire.

Sevy has always been a quick study in the wicked ways of Eloria. She has no qualms about taking what she wants, and when the love of her life is mysteriously murdered, Sevy will stop at nothing to get him back. Elvish black magic, necromancy and demonic pacts are of little consequence if it means she can once again have her beloved at her side. But is she willing to murder her only friend to get the job done?

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Why not check out the sequels as well?

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