This is like Leverage except in fantasy land. And it's not even a generic fantasy land! Seriously, Weekes writes for some incredibly popular video gam..Show More »es, and while you can see that he went to the shelf and picked up all the necessary stock characters and locales, none of those things remain stock by the time you read them.
The plot has all the depths and twists and turns you expect of a good heist, and the world, characters, and world-rules are detailed and well fleshed out. I've already recommended this book to a good ten people, and I gave it as Christmas presents to several of my friends, all of whom are now raving about how fantastic this is.
The reader, Eyre, does such a great job. I can't even begin to praise her work enough. She really brings this book to life. Characters all have distinct voices, and her choices are absolutely perfect.
I really recommend this series very highly to anyone who enjoys fantasy. A little like old Piers Anthony from my teen years, these books are fun. Goof..Show More »y situations, hilarious dialogue, disastrous screw-ups, friendships tested, romances awkwardly fumbled for, etc... This is kind of an Oceans Eleven meets Star Trek Next Gen... Fun!
Book Three in the Rogues of the Republic series. Reading the first two is a must.
The characters are complex, the narrator is brilliant, and..Show More » the story itself keeps you guessing and engaged. This book is so much fun with laugh out loud moments and poignant passages that may bring a tear to your eye.