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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Morgan Rhodes takes listeners into exhilarating new high-fantasy territory with A Book of Spirits and Thieves. Written in alternating perspectives that shift between modern-day Toronto and the ancient kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes masterfully weaves the dark, magical world of her Falling Kingdoms series into an epic contemporary saga that will leave you breathless.

Modern-day Toronto: A heavy, leather-bound book written in an unrecognizable language is delivered to the Speckled Muse, the antique bookshop owned by Crystal and Becca Hatcher's mother. When Becca opens it, she's sent into a coma, leaving Crys behind to uncover a series of terrifying secrets.

Ancient Mytica: A merciless goddess hunts for the elusive treasure that will make her ruler not only of Mytica but of all the unseen worlds that lay beyond it.

Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson finally has the chance to prove himself when the mysterious leader of a powerful secret society invites him into his fold.

Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso has always been different but never remarkable. Everything changes the day he meets a pretty, unfamiliar girl from a faraway land, only to realize that he's the only one who can see her.

Fate has brought these young people together, but ancient magic threatens to rip them apart.

©2015 Morgan Rhodes (P)2015 Listening Library

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audible dropped the ball

The only issue I have is that audible doesn't have the second book in the series so I'm left hanging. The book is typical Morgan Rhodes. Ties into the Falling kingdom series nicely. Although I think I'd read this first and then the FK series.

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  • Dana
  • MANZANITA, OR, United States
  • 04-09-18

Wow, romping good read!

Well actually a romping good listen! Great performance by the reader! Bravo! And the story was a very interesting twist and turn that even though full of tension, wasn’t all blood guts and evil. I liked it quite a bit! Going over to get the sequel right now! (Door slams and foot steps fade into the distance)

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  • Tatiana
  • SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US
  • 04-06-16

YA Fantasy

Would you try another book from Morgan Rhodes and/or Scott Aiello?

I should preface this review with the fact that I've been reading fantasy of one sort or another for over 25 years and writing it for 10 so I can be a bit of a snob on the subject. That being said, it's not a bad read. I think the audiobook's performance does it far more harm than does its somewhat clunky prose. I like the characters and the overall story - it's intriguing and I'm interested to find out more about this world with the coming follow-ups to this novel. However, I cannot listen to them in quick succession because the readers condescending tone and butchering of the dialects he's using are so bad I almost shut it off during long chapters in Maddox's world. It's almost entirely unbearable.

The book itself feels like a YA novel rather than a book belonging in the fantasy category outright. The language is very simplistic, like a teenager is actually telling the story rather than a narrator, the prose is clunky, the dialogue is okay but lacking, and the direction of the story became very predictable early on. I don't mind reading a good YA novel, but I like to know ahead of time so that I can be prepared to be pounded over the head with the story's theme or message or be lead by the nose by whatever mysteries they try to include. (I've actually read a number of YA books that don't do that, but they're so common in that category that I feel generalizing is allowed in this case.)

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are fun, interesting, and diverse (not just a boys' club), which is a refreshing addition to the fantasy genre.

What didn’t you like about Scott Aiello’s performance?

His dialects were painful to endure.
His tone is frustratingly condescending.
His predictable 'fantasy' voice when he's describing something dramatic.

Do you think A Book of Spirits and Thieves needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Well, there is one so my opinion on the matter is unnecessary.

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Just wow.

Wow.

Just wow.

I love love the Falling Kingdoms series but was so turned off by the premise of this book I didn't even put it on my to-read shelf. I read a review for it from a blogger I follow thought...err...I guess I'll give it a try and wwwwwwWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWiiiieeeee! it was better than I could have even conceived of, I loved it as much or more than the series it spun off of.

Buy it.
Seriously, do it.

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A new way of looking at magic and dimensions.

Where does A Book of Spirits and Thieves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It started a little slow but got better. I hope it is the beginning of a series.

What did you like best about this story?

It was not the usual good vs. evil yarn.

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great precursor to the falling kingdoms

loved the book. definitely listen to the falling kingdoms series first before this book. it will bring the falling kingdoms full circle.

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love this book very much just as good as falling k

I've got hook in this book almost just as fast as falling kingdoms. each characters grows on you. I give this book a five stars out of five. it keep you hook to the very end.

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